Archive 2021

Power Plays: Exploring Nonviolent Movements at CANVAS by Frankie Michielli (A22)

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Power Plays: Exploring Nonviolent Movements at CANVAS by Frankie Michielli (A22) Jul 20

As a rising senior at Tufts, I have come to realize that the beauty of my education is that, every so often, I take a class that greatly alters my perspective about the relationship between peoples, states, and institutions. I have begun to seek out these experiences, which are simultaneously liberating and overwhelming, and this past year I was lucky enough to find one in Political Violence in State and Society. In the class, we explored the relationship between violence and state-building and the ways in which state and non-state actors employ violence to further their goals. I left that class not only with a deeper understanding of how civilian and ruling actors engage through conflict, but with a renewed eagerness to promote political rights and change the structures that lead to oppression.

Jul 16

Building a Future of Financial Inclusion in Africa: My Preliminary Experience with FinTech Pezesha in Leading the Way in Embedded Financing by Elisabeth Di Domenico (A24)

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This summer, I am working remotely as a Communications and Business Development Consultant for Pezesha Africa, a fintech startup based in Nairobi, Kenya. Pezesha was founded by its CEO, Hilda Moraa (pictured bottom left on the poster), an award-winning entrepreneur and author.

Jul 15

Putting People First: How nonviolent action can be the key to liberation by Liz Shelbred (A’22)

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It is not that I did not believe in the power and potential of nonviolent resistance before this summer.