The Generation is an online foreign affairs magazine featuring student’s perspectives on global current events. Our title pays homage to this generation of young people, who as a result of our increasingly interconnected world are more aware of and active in global events than prior generation.
The Generation is a project based out of the Burkle Center for International Relations at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
We accept applications on a rolling basis. Click here to learn more about how to write for The Generation.
Katie is a fourth year Economics major and Global Studies minor with an interest in international trade and development. She is a research assistant in the Department of Economics, and a volunteer income tax preparer with VITA UCLA. She completed an internship with UNCTAD in Geneva, and aspires to continue in the field of international economy. In her free time she enjoys scrapbooking, spending time with friends and of course watching copious amounts of reality television.
Annabelle Werner is a third year Political Science and International Development Studies double major. As an aspiring human rights lawyer, she is fascinated by transitional justice, international politics, and NGO work. In the UCLA community, she is a leader in the campus chapter of the United Nations Association and competes in Division 1 Cross Country and Track. When she is not reading or running, Annabelle enjoys enabling her coffee addiction and petting as many dogs as possible.
Andreas Papoutsis is a third-year Economics major and Public Affairs minor. Growing up in a Greek household, the 2015 Greek Debt Crisis sparked his interest in economic policy and foreign affairs. Andreas currently engages in research at the Hudson Institute’s Center for Political-Military Analysis and hopes to attend law school before pursuing a career in economic policy or national economic security. In his free time, you can catch him watching the 11th Hour with Brian Williams, playing video games with his friends, watching Premier League football (soccer), or telling everyone that Kobe is better than MJ and Lebron.
Herman Luis Chavez
Herman Luis Chavez (’22) is a transfer student studying Ethnomusicology and Comparative Literature. He is interested in the effects of colonialism and imperialism, the politics of culture and creativity, and the dynamics of power in the Luso-Hispanic world. At UCLA, he is a Director in the Undergraduate Students Association Council, and he sits on the UCLA Academic Senate and the Herb Alpert School of Music Anti-Racism Action Committee. He is also involved in research and intends to pursue his PhD. In his free time, he likes to read poetry, ruminate on the power of Twitter on academic discourse, listen to k-pop, and chismear.
Samriddhi Sapkota is a second-year Political Science major, concentrating in International Relations, and a Korean minor. Her fascination with foreign affairs stems from her father’s NGO work in human trafficking in her home country of Nepal. She has deep interests in human rights, international security, as well as South and Southeast Asian politics. As an immigrant, she is also interested in the impacts of globalization and immigration on the social and cultural norms of various racial and ethnic groups. In her free time, you can find her reading, drinking matcha, or taking long drives without any clear destination.
Joshua Potter is a first year transfer student who is majoring in political science, and a minor in history. He is interested in the effects of imperialism around the globe, infrastructure, and Latin American affairs. Unlike many of his colleagues at the generation, he still has no idea on what to do post-college, but it’s all good. In his free time, he obsessively binges tv shows, takes L’s on the SNKRS app, and pretends to be funny.
Manon Snyder is a third-year student at UCLA double-majoring in Political Science (with a concentration in International Relations) and Environmental Science (with a concentration in conservation biology). She has conducted political science research on the complexity of war and enjoys researching and writing about security in foreign affairs. Manon is also a writer and editor for Bruin Review, a campus student publication. Outside of academics, Manon likes to paint, watch anything on PBS, and do naturey things.