Geo Tabet assists Professor Sonja Stojanovic on her project about the Vichy era in France by going through archives, telegrams, and letters. Tabet and Professor Stojanovic are also working on forming a bibliography accessible to students and scholars within Hesburgh. Tabet sees this opportunity not only as a stepping stone towards developing his research skills and preparing him for further research as he progresses in the Program, but also to reinforce his ability to research fluently in French.
Tabet, majoring in management consultancy and economics, believes that no particular discipline satisfies his every aspiration, but ISP is an opportunity that will allow him to gain research skills beyond his major, meet scholars across different disciplines, and engage in a community where he will be able to employ his linguistic skills. Tabet is a member of the newly founded Business Honors Program in the Mendoza College of Business, where academic endeavors focus on business ethics and growing the good in business. Coming from Lebanon, Tabet is aware of the overarching issue of misinformation and believes that research is what will help inform him and, in turn, others about the reality of situations. His end goal is to study economic trends in developing nations, the intersection of economics and education, and economics of the family, modern slavery, and child labor.