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Hi, I'm Jeff Bauer, a senior at Brown concentrating in International Relations and Economics. My conversation is called 'Follow the Things'. I'm interested in how ordinary objects such as clothes, groceries, and electronics can connect us with 'distant strangers' globally. By 'Following Our Things' from production to consumption, it is possible to see how many people we're connected to through the things we buy. It also allows us to understand globalization in a tangible way, focusing on people in addition to systems. I look forward to sharing this conversation with you!