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Let 'Em Speak

Let ‘Em Speak is a podcast about the risks and rewards of real talk by real people in the real world.

Your hosts are David, Christineand Bjørn.

Sep 21, 2020

Dr. David Wachira is a public finance and governance specialist as well as the Youth-to-Youth (Y2Y) Co-Secretary at the World Bank Group. Previously, he taught public policy in the political science department at Southern Methodist University (SMU); and also served as a teaching fellow in public finance, bureaucracy and public administration at the University of North Texas and as an assistant professor of history and economics at Wiley College.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and History from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, a master’s degree in History from Tarleton State University and a Ph.D. in Public Administration and Management, with an emphasis in Public Finance and Public Management from the University of North Texas.

By listening to this conversation with David, you’ll learn about:

- The significance of names in Kenya and the U.S.

- Why he dresses formally

- The added cost of being black

- Forced assimilation

- The Queen’s English and accents