Recent Highlights

  • Chipping Away at Marble by Alyssa Rivas

    The past month and a half I have been working as a photojournalist for the South African newspaper, Mail&Guardian – an internship I got through the IGL’s Program for Narrative and Documentary Practice and its director Gary Knight -- as well as pursuing personal photographic/videographic projects.

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  • Tufts Timmy Global Health and Pop Wuj in Guatemala by Hannah Levin

    A short description of Xela would tell you that this relatively large city in the western highlands of Guatemala, is settled between active volcanos and a number of indigenous towns and is known for its vibrant culture.

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  • Exploring the Catalyst for Political Change in India by Douglas Berger and Jackson McGlinchey

    We both took EPIIC this past year, which looked at “Order and Chaos” around the globe, with an emphasis second semester on the rise of populism. We became interested in understanding what this meant in India, and in looking what accounted for the rise of the BJP.

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  • Lessons in Ideological Diversity: ALLIES Joint Research Project in Japan by Nicole Bardasz

    When I applied to the Joint Research Project through ALLIES last fall, I didn’t quite know what I was getting into. Over the next few months, through planning meetings with fellow JRP-ers at Tufts and the Naval Academy, and with help from the IGL, our trip and research plans slowly crystallized into form.

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  • Building Scholarships for Girls in China by Menghan Li

    This summer I visited three counties from the Southwest part of Guizhou province, one of the poorest regions in China. My project is to find scholarships for the rural girls in these communities to complete their secondary education, as a means to boosting long-term development of the local community.

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  • Buhoro, buhoro: Aegis Trust and Peacebuilding in Rwanda By Alexandra LaRosa, Fletcher MALD Candidate 2018

    When friends and family ask how I’m enjoying my time in Rwanda, I automatically default to saying that Rwanda is beautiful. If I say this to Rwandan’s who ask how I find their country, however, they often become dismayed. “What about it is beautiful,” some will respond, prompting me to come up with a more original review.

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  • Combatting Human Trafficking by Priscilla McCelvey

    This summer, I am serving as an intern for the U.S. Department of State’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, under the Bureau of Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights. I primarily support the International Programs team, which develops regional programming strategies, monitors ongoing programs, and oversees grants selection.

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  • Guiding Entrepreneurs in Rwanda by Utsav Mulay

    “Isn’t Kigali beautiful?”, Sabrina asked as we drove past the clean streets near the airport. I was caught by surprise; I had just landed in Rwanda, and my jet-lagged mind was still on my luggage. Looking out the window at the tidy roads, with workers cleaning at regular intervals, I had to agree.

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  • The Geography of Shatila by Eliza Davis

    They call Shatila a camp, but in reality it’s much more of a sprawling neighborhood. Infamous for the Sabra and Shatila massacre of 1982, the “camp” now plays home to far more Syrians than Palestinians. Fleeing from neighboring Syria, over 1.5 million have sought refuge in Lebanon, a country with a population of just four million.

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  • Returning to Sukadana By Ana Sofía Amieva-Wang

    The last time I was in Sukadana, Indonesia was three years ago in 2014. It was the fourth consecutive summer my sister, mother and I had spent in a rural village in West Kalimantan (Borneo) volunteering at ASRI (Alam Sehat Lestari), a conservation and health organization.

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  • Dr. Abi Williams Named New Director of the Institute for Global Leadership

    On behalf of the Provost: I am delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. Abi Williams as the Director of the Institute for Global Leadership (IGL) and Professor of Practice of International Politics at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.  Dr.

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