“Patient Zero” – LIGC Entry #4

Challenges of the Simulation Once again utilizing the concepts of experiential learning in the development of leadership skills/philosophy, today’s lesson in Leadership in a Global Context included a simulation known as “Patient Zero.” Students are placed at the helm of a government and nation faced with a pandemic. The pandemic has the unique ability to…

“Judgment in a Crisis” – LIGC Blog Entry #3

What a Way to Learn! Unlike any other class I have had in the past, Leadership in a Global Context provides the opportunity to engage in experiential learning: a mechanism, by many recounts including my own, thought to be the most effective form of teaching . Unlike traditional rote memorization, experiential learning places the student…

LIGC Blog Entry #2

My Personal Leadership Philosophy The concept of leadership is incredibly complex and has no simple, singular definition that applies to everyone. As we discussed extensively in our first session, leadership is situational, and individuals are able to embrace the role of a leader when the opportunity arises if they are well equipped with the experience,…

An Introduction to Me – LIGC Post #1

Hi! My name is Saharsh Talwar and I just recently completed my first year at the University of Pittsburgh. I am currently pursuing dual degrees in Natural Sciences and Economics, with minors in Chemistry, Sociology, and a certificate in the Conceptual Foundations of Medicine. My professional goal is to attend medical school and become a…