The English-Speaking Union

Luard Morse Scholarships

Sean Mickens

Luard Scholar 2007 - 2008
Howard University - - London School of Economics


"In my room at the London School of Economics, I have three posters of great men whom I admire, Malcolm X, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and Mahatma Gandhi. At the end of my bed, is the Gandhi poster which states, "Live as if you were to die tomorrow, Learn as if you were to live forever." Everyday that I am in London, I see myself walking into that forever. I am learning so much, whether it be from my classes and lectures, the lectures from some of the most notable intellects (such as Alan Greenspan), or just walking around Central London to see what I can discover. I am truly grateful for the opportunity to have this experience, because it has truly been worthwhile. The English-Speaking Union has definitely enriched me academically, culturally, and socially and I look forward to continuing to work for them and represent them, both in the US and London, now and in the future."

- Sean Mickens, 2008


Sean Mickens returned from his Luard Scholarship junior year abroad at London School of Economics to finish his senior year at Howard University working on his senior thesis "Muslim Relations in Western European Countries." Sean is also a member of the Institute for Responsible Citizenship through which he interned in Washington, DC, took classes at Georgetown University, and met with a variety of politicians. He returned to the Institute during the summer, interning at the Polaris Project, an organization that works to serve U.S. citizens and foreign national victims of human trafficking.

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