Oslo Scholars

Jul 30

19 Stolen Years: Holding the Eritrean Regime Accountable by Leah Yohannes (A’21)

by tuftsigl

This summer I am interning with One Day Seyoum (ODS), a youth-led organization dedicated to publicizing human rights violations in Eritrea and to speaking out against the current regime.

Jul 27

Langos and legacies: Dismantling Dictatorships with Jamila Raqib by Haruka Noishiki (A’21 )

by tuftsigl

Over the past few years, it would not be an exaggeration to say that I have pined over the Oslo Scholars Program.

Aug 23

Summer’s End by Taylor Lewis (A’21)

by tuftsigl

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.

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.

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 26

A Balkan Adventure Continued by Noah Zussman (A’20)

by tuftsigl

After spending the past month and a half in Belgrade, I am still enthralled with the incredible work CANVAS is doing and find myself charmed by Belgrade more and more every day.

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.

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