Recent Highlights

  • The gendered impacts and responses of environmental disasters by Jackie Faselt

    The second half of my internship at the Consortium for Gender, Security, and Human Rights has been going very well. One of the highlights was a special presentation from Dr. Heidi Gengenbach on her extensive fieldwork in Mozambique on the intersections of gender, conflict, personal histories, and food security.

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  • Tufts Announces IGL Director for 2016-17

    Tufts University Provost David R. Harris announces that the Provost’s Office has filled the position of Director of the Institute for Global Leadership at Tufts University. Ulrich Schlie will take on this role beginning August 3, 2016 and serve until June 30, 2017.

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  • Possibilities of Data Science by Vance Matthews

    The 2016 Session 2 Data Science Students, Teacher and TA on top of Lion’s Head overlooking Cape Town

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  • Reporting for Team Suleiman by Hnin Darle Lin

    Oslo Scholars from Tufts University and Mcgill University outside the City Hall with last year's OFF speaker, Suleiman Bakhit, right before entering the Monday evening reception hosted by the mayor of Oslo.

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  • Accessing Growth and Rural Development through Agricultural Aggregators by Maggie Kellogg

    Just yesterday in a blog post on the potential for the transformation of Africa - “to change faster in the next generation than any continent ever has” - through innovation and entrepreneurship spearheaded by the continent’s young population, Bill Gates singled out agriculture as a crucial arena of econ

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  • Mental Health and Kashmir's Youth by Liam Flaherty

    Photo (left to right) top row: Tufts' Liam Flaherty, Ogul Girgin, Nora Nord, and Seth Gray. Bottom row: Healing Kashmir's Justine Hardy and Ritu Konsam

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  • A day with Senator Shaheen by Thomas Lucic

    As part of my internship in Senator Jeanne Shaheen’s (D-NH) Washington, D.C. office, I had the opportunity to shadow Senator Shaheen for a day. One of the reasons that I wanted to intern for Senator Shaheen is that she is on both the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC), which both had hearings on my shadow day.

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  • Civil-Mil Learning Experiences in South Africa by Ana Karen Manriquez Prado

    As the only civilian on this civil-military trip, my experiences this last week have led to shifts in perspectives and an appreciation of a military lingo that I'm still struggling to understand. I’ve learned more about the army and navy academies in the last few days, than I have in my 20 years of life.

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  • Attapadi by Nemmani Sreedhar

    “People come here and tell us what our problems are and how to solve them. No one has come to ask us what our pressing problems are” - A response we got from Shanti* when we asked her if anyone has come to ask her about the problems they faced.

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  • Department of State Bureau of Oceans and Environmental and International Scientific Affairs by Lily Hartzell

    My name is Lily Hartzell and I’m a rising junior majoring in International Relations and Environmental Studies. Thanks in part to funding from the IGL, I’m spending my summer in Washington DC interning at the Department of State Bureau of Oceans and Environmental and International Scientific Affairs (OES) in the Front Office.

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  • The Yazidis by Eliza Davis

    Clementine and I strolled over to the Yazidi area of camp with a roll of green plastic mesh and several buckets of paint. After fighting had broken out between the Kurds and Arabs, the Yazidi children had stopped coming to school. Many attempts to bring them back had failed, and so we had decided to restart the outdoor Yazidi English classes I’d been teaching before the new school began.

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  • The Syria Desk by Brittany Parker

    The Fletcher School, MALD 2017

    Of the many things I had in mind for the summer in between my first and second years of graduate school, being a 27 year old intern was not one of them. And yet, now halfway through my 10 week stint at the Pentagon, I can confidently say these past few weeks on the Syria Desk have been some of the most professionally fulfilling of my short career.

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