Oslo Scholars

Summer’s End by Taylor Lewis (A’21)

by tuftsigl
Summer’s End  by Taylor Lewis (A’21) Aug 23

This week marks my tenth and final week at the Albert Einstein Institution (AEI). My time spent working with Executive Director and nonviolent resistance scholar Jamila Raqib has been truly wonderful. Serving as both a time to reflect on the basic political freedoms that many of us take for granted, as well as a space to study resistance theory and its many nuances, I am forever grateful to have been given this opportunity. At the end of this week, I will return to my home on the West Coast for the last two weeks of summer, and though I will be grateful for the downtime before classes, I will surely miss the time I have spent delving into contemporary protest movements.

Aug 19

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

by tuftsigl

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.

Jul 30

A Dive into Resistance Theory by Taylor Lewis (A’21)

by tuftsigl

It is strange to think that the summer is already halfway over, and my time at the Albert Einstein Institution (AEI) with it. Since my first meeting in early June with Jamila Raqib, the organization’s executive director, I have done more thinking about nonviolent resistance and its intricacies than I have since coming to Tufts.

Jul 09

The Thorn in Tyranny’s Side: A Look at the Oslo Freedom Forum by Patrick Beliard (A’21)

by tuftsigl

“The Oslo Freedom Forum is the thorn in tyranny’s side – a thriving global community of activists united by a common vision of making the world more peaceful, prosperous, and free from authoritarianism.”

Jul 07

A Study of Nonviolent Resistance: First Steps by Taylor Lewis (A’21)

by tuftsigl

While it is one thing to study resistance movements in a class or through one’s own personal interest, working with an organization that’s teachings have influenced nonviolent protests around the world is another experience all together.

Jul 01

Resistance No Matter the Costs by Dorothy Neher (A’20)

by tuftsigl

In May, I had the privilege of attending the Oslo Freedom Forum in Oslo, Norway. For three days I had the opportunity to listen and engage in discussion with several human rights activists.

Jun 21

Freeing Jailed Activists? Welcome to Day 1 by Noah Zussman (A’20)

by tuftsigl

After spending the past five months studying abroad in Athens, Greece, I was ready to go home. However, when I was selected to participate in the Institute for Global Leadership’s (IGL) Oslo Scholars program, I knew I couldn’t leave Europe.

Oct 18

Finding Oslo in New York by Atrey Bhargava (A’21)

by jtijssen

On the 17th of September, I had the privilege of attending the Oslo Freedom Forum in New York. The New York forum is a smaller version of the annual Oslo Freedom Forum in Oslo each spring.

Aug 17

Gearing toward the End by Atrey Bhargava (A’21)

by tuftsigl

After a month and a half of my internship at CANVAS, the city of Belgrade seems more like home than just a vantage point to study and hone my skills in the areas of human rights and activism. July is the month of tourists, and this has provided a much-needed jolt to the dragging economy.

Aug 03

Researching Non-Violent Methods of Resistance at the Albert Einstein Institution by Claire Trilling (A’19)

by tuftsigl

As part of the Oslo Scholars program this summer, I’ve been working remotely for Jamila Raqib at the Albert Einstein Institution. The organization specializes in the study of nonviolent methods of resistance and how they can be used in conflicts globally.

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