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Chipping Away at Marble by Alyssa Rivas

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Chipping Away at Marble by Alyssa Rivas Aug 17

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.

In my travels across the continent to Ghana, around South Africa and into Swaziland, I have covered everything from hard news to the latest in South African hip-hop. Much of the narrative of the continent focuses solely on the poor and the struggling but through my time here I have been exposed to the ‘other side’ of Africa; the supremely rich and thriving. This dichotomy is present in the everyday landscape of South Africa and I believe is showing through the work I have produced.

Aug 14

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

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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.

Aug 14

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

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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.

Aug 14

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

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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.

Aug 10

Building Scholarships for Girls in China by Menghan Li

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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.

Aug 09

Confronting a Different World View: ALLIES Joint Research Project in Japan by Conor Friedmann

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This summer I had the opportunity to participate in the ALLIES Joint Research Project along with three other Tufts students – Daniel Lewis (A’20), Nicole Bardasz (A’20) and Michael Olesberg (A’19). We were accompanied by three cadets from the U.S. Military Academy and three midshipmen from the U.S. Naval Academy.