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Trouble in Paradise: The Nightmare Continues for Refugees in Greece by Lomax Turner (A’21)

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Trouble in Paradise: The Nightmare Continues for Refugees in Greece by Lomax Turner (A’21) Aug 22

Walking through Vathy, the hub of Samos, Greece, I feel like a tourist in a picturesque Greek postcard. Boutiques and stores filled with organic products line the narrow, cobblestone streets, making it easy to forget about last night’s stabbing in the food queue. Luscious Greek garden tavernas with the aroma of gyro meat and fresh seafood mask the ammonia smells of a thousand homeless people without access to a bathroom. The glimmering Aegean Sea beckons any curious soul to basque in its blue waters, a kilometer away from where 25 desperate souls recently contributed to the ever-growing massive underwater grave for EU hopefuls. Tourists blissfully stroll through the white-and-blue architectural sights and the Greek locals happily do business with them. Both are completely oblivious, purposeful or not, of the happenings nearby, on the edge of town, uphill from the idyllic shoreline promenade. 

Aug 19

A Summer in Belgrade Well Spent by Noah Zussman (A’20)

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Though I am writing this blog post on American soil, I already wish I was back in Belgrade, eating cevapi while overlooking the Sava river. It is hard to believe that my time in Belgrade has come to an end, yet I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity and experience I had.

Aug 16

Turn Up the Volume by Nicci Mattey (A’22)

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As the end of my internship rapidly approaches, I have continued to fight for progressive immigration reform alongside my colleagues at the Immigration Hub, in Washington, D.C.

Aug 13

Learning Beyond the Office by Sara Torres (A’20)

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Did you know that Mexico is the most dangerous country, not in armed conflict, to be a journalist in?

Aug 06

Messages of Peace: Interviewing Artists from the Middle East by Miranda Macaulay Miller (A’20)

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Every day at the Middle East Institute, I discover the work of both emerging and established artists from the Middle East and North Africa.

Aug 06

A Multisectoral Approach to Development by Vladimir Proano (A’20)

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Early morning commutes, coordination calls with training centers across multiple time zones, and losing track of the various languages spoken at the workplace. My second month in Geneva can be summarized as such.