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Hill Climbers: Lessons From the East

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Jesse Haladay, a legislative assistant to Rep. Jason Altmire, taught English and American culture at Qufu Normal University in China’s Shandong province.

“It really took me out of my comfort zone,” he said. “It helped me recognize how groups of people coming together might not agree, but you have to make sure you understand them and that they understand where you are coming from to get them to compromise.”

Relating that sentiment to the politics of Washington, “I certainly look at the Hill as a place where there’s always need for compromise,” he said.  

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