Learning Grit from Cuban Refugee Turned Princeton Professor 

Miguel Centeno
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You will learn

  1. Explore the nuances of privilege 
  2. Understand the principles of building a meaningful career in social sciences
  3. Learn what Marx and Adam Smith might say if they took a walk in the 21st century 
Miguel Angel Centeno was born in Cuba and by a miraculous set of adventures escaped to Spain and then landed up in the United States. He was raised by a single mom and spent most of his teenage years in housing projects. With grit, relentless efforts and determination to escape poverty, Miguel graduated from Yale with scholarship. Among other degrees, he also got an MBA and worked in advertising for a while. He soon realized that the business world was not for him. He was far more inspired by deeper issues and abstract ideas. Today he is Vice Dean; Musgrave Professor of Sociology; Professor of Sociology and International Affairs at Princeton University
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