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Jul 12

Diving Headfirst into Human Rights Activism: A CANVAS Intern Perspective by Emma Christman (A’23)

by tuftsigl

After being selected as an Oslo Scholar through the Institute for Global Leadership (IGL), I began interning in June at the Center for Applied Nonviolent Action and Strategies (CANVAS) under Serbian human rights activist Srdja Popovich.

Jul 09

Wastewater and our Future by Alyssa Pak (A23)

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Instead of commuting to the U.S. Department of Energy’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. every morning, I wake up at 8:30am and log onto my laptop by 9am. Given that Covid-19 is still among us, this is the new normal.

End of the day prayer and at the assembly before leaving for home
Jul 08

Light on the hill: the global impact of Tufts International community by Derick Athiri (A’23)

by tuftsigl

I wish I could say I am a stranger to Kenya. I wish I could describe the country with the awed language of a tourist. But mine is an even better perspective: one of a local boy and seasoned teenager who is a returning sojourner.

Jun 29

How Women Resist Within Independence Movements by Avani Kabra (A23)

by tuftsigl

For the past year, I have been working on an independent research project that compares women’s resistance movements in Algeria during the Algerian Revolution and Palestine during the First Intifada. This project was inspired by a research paper that I wrote in Fall 2019 for my Colonizing Palestine class on this topic.

Jun 02

Tufts Amnesty: Immigration Detention in the U.S. by Ellie Murphy

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ICE and border security were some of the focal points of U.S. domestic policy under the previous administration. What can we expect under the Biden Administration? What is the status of efforts to help families separated at the border?

Jun 01

A Conversation with Ambassador Caroline Kennedy by Emma Christman (A’23)

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On Friday, April 19th, Tufts Women in International Relations (WIIR) had the privilege of hosting Ambassador Caroline Kennedy for a virtual speaker event. Kennedy served as the United States Ambassador to Japan from 2013 to 2017 during the Obama Administration.