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Expo 2020: Global Engineering Solutions for a Sustainable Future by Ken Stephens (E24)

by tuftsigl
Expo 2020: Global Engineering Solutions for a Sustainable Future by Ken Stephens (E24) Jan 12

World Expo 2020 Dubai is an opportunity for every country in the world to display what they are proud of and celebrate their achievements. I was fortunate enough to be selected as a member of a delegation representing Tufts and IGL at Expo 2020. Sustainability was a huge theme of the Expo and focusing on the engineering solutions that other countries were putting their efforts into was an illuminating experience.

There were various topics that showed themselves to be a constant across many countries. The first being renewable energy. Many countries, including Morocco, Sweden, and Finland were sure to brag about their renewable energy abilities and projects for the future.

Another topic was the improvement of the current energy infrastructure and use of smart grids and smart cities. This was a huge topic across dozens of countries including Denmark, Germany, China, and many others. Many countries acknowledged this as the logical next step in urbanization.

Jan 11

Arriving in San Juan, Puerto Rico and Conversation with Dra. Maritza Barreto-Orta

by tuftsigl

Over winter break, we have been fortunate enough to travel to Puerto Rico through the IGL to conduct research on climate change resilience and sovereignty. After safely arriving on January 7th, we are excited to meet with an eclectic group of individuals who work in various aspects of Puerto Rico’s natural disaster relief efforts.

Oct 19

Mark Storella: 30 Years in the Foreign Service by Matt Stinson

by tuftsigl

This past month, ALLIES had the pleasure of welcoming retired Ambassador Mark Storella to dinner with the organization's executive board and to give a talk to the Tufts community about working in the U.S. Foreign Service. Amb. Storella is a Fletcher alumnus and the former U.S.

Aug 19

Uncovering Decades of Power Right in the Kitchen of Gene Sharp by Liz Shelbred (A22)

by heatherbarry

One day in early July, I had the chance to visit the home of the late Dr. Gene Sharp, founder of the Albert Einstein Institution (AEI) and life-long scholar of nonviolent action.

Aug 18

Nonviolent Resistance in Action by Frankie Michielli (A22)

by heatherbarry

The highlight of my work at the Centre for Applied Nonviolent Action and Strategies (CANVAS), so far this summer, has been attending its training workshops for activists. CANVAS, a human rights organization based in Belgrade, Serbia, researches and teaches about nonviolent civil resistance and how to form peaceful political movements.