Maximillian Ashwill is a DC-based writer and specialist in many themes related to international affairs. He has published dozens of articles for journals, blogs, and books. Prior to completing his Master’s degree at The New School in New York, he was a Peace Corps volunteer in Paraguay and lived for over a half of decade in other developing countries, especially in Latin America and the Middle East. Since 2008, Maximillian has worked with the World Bank. In his free time, Maximillian is passionate about identifying and commenting on how popular culture shapes human society and behavior.