ESP Biography

ENRIQUE OLIVO, Columbia University Undergraduate, Senior

Major: Political Science - Statistics

College/Employer: Columbia University

Year of Graduation: 2018

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I was born in the Philippines and I grew up in Toronto. Now, I'm here in New York as part of a Dual Bachelor's Degree Program between Columbia University and Sciences Po Paris.

I major in Political Science and Statistics. I was drawn to this field because of the rich intersection that I discovered between numbers and the human decisions that are based upon them. I recently completed a thesis paper on quantifying the Political Representation of Indigenous (Native) communities in Canada, and its associations with their conditions of disadvantage.

I am also a Boxing Instructor and Personal Trainer at the Dodge Fitness Center on campus!

Past Classes

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X705: Public Speaking 101 in Splash Spring 18 (Mar. 31, 2018)
This course aims to introduce students to a practical, hands-on approach to effective public speaking. Our focus is on developing a personal style of speaking that is confident, expressive, and present. Through exercises and speech presentations, the course is aimed at anyone who would like to improve their ability to speak in front of small or large groups, regardless of experience - and for those who simply want to build confidence in the way they speak.

H709: Theories of Justice: Intro to Moral Philosophy and Ethical Reasoning in Splash Spring 18 (Mar. 31, 2018)
This course is an introduction to moral and political philosophy. It will briefly explore classical and contemporary theories of justice, and apply these theories to several "case studies" through a discussion-based lecture (or debate-based lecture depending on how you view it!). Authors we will discuss include John Rawls, Jeremy Bentham, and Plato. The course invites students to subject their own views on certain moral controversies through these case studies.