Francesco Bassetti

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Two years of travelling and working in Latin America ignited in me a passion for the region, leading me to pursue a Master’s in Latin American Development at University College London. My research focused on sustainable development, problematising this concept in an effort to understand how environmental degradation and inequality have gone hand in hand with “development”. I believe that how we define and approach it will inevitably shape the future of our planet, whose precarious balance I’ve seen written in the faces of the people I’ve met and the places I’ve explored.

Favourite quote:

Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree. (Martin Luther King)

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