Liberal Arts = “A World of Ideas”
Allen Kuzilwa ’03
While at Carthage: International political economy major.
Now: Education and Culture Attache for the High Commission of the United Republic of Tanzania
Empowered by knowledge: “The liberal arts education I received at Carthage equipped me with tools to look deeper into some of these developments, and produce analytical reports that enable government leaders to make informed and better decisions.”
Allen Kuzilwa graduated from Carthage in 2003 with a degree in international political economy. Today, he serves as the Education and Culture Attache for the High Commission of the United Republic of Tanzania.
It’s a position that necessitates thinking beyond textbook solutions, working with people of all backgrounds to address problems, and promoting and enhancing relations between the governments of Tanzania, Ireland, and the United Kingdom.
“Part of a diplomat’s daily task is to report to capitals on new developments that affect our nations’ bilateral and international relations,” states Mr. Kuzilwa, who currently lives in London. “The liberal arts education I received at Carthage equipped me with tools to look deeper into some of these developments, and produce analytical reports that enable government leaders to make informed and better decisions. … I have enjoyed the experience of witnessing first-hand diplomatic work shaping good bilateral relations between two countries.”
He encourages all Carthage students to take full advantage of the College’s faculty — and staff. “The best resource Carthage offered, from my experience, was the academic and supporting staff occupying the College offices,” he states. Draw on the knowledge, expertise, and experience of your professors, advisors, librarians, coaches, on-campus supervisors, hall directors, and Tutoring and Writing Center staff.
When asked how Carthage has prepared him for his career, Mr. Kuzilwa stated, “Whenever I reflect on this question, I remember the motto ‘World of Ideas.’ It has helped me always to think beyond the norms and in depth when dealing with various issues related to the work of diplomacy.”