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Sexual Violence in Myanmar’s Rohingya Crisis: Film Screening and Conversation By Adriana Pappas

by tuftsigl
Sexual Violence in Myanmar’s Rohingya Crisis: Film Screening and Conversation By Adriana Pappas Jan 04

Content Warning: This article discusses sexual assault and violence.

On Friday, December 7, Tufts Amnesty International hosted an event regarding sexual violence in Myanmar’s Rohingya crisis, co-sponsored by the Fletcher ASEAN Society. The event centered on the documentary Mother, Daughter, Sister which details the use of rape and sexual violence as a weapon of war against ethnic minority women, and a discussion with Esther Htusan. Htusan was part of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Associated Press team which investigated and reported on forced labor in the fishing industry in Southeast Asia, and she is currently focusing on the human rights abuses occurring in Myanmar.

Dec 27

IGL Alumni Panel "Mind, Body, Schisms: Conflict and Cognitive Science"

by tuftsigl

What is going on in the mind of individuals in conflict settings?  How does your brain respond to “others” who do not fit in to your social group?  Conflict and fear are closely related, and they can be analyzed through a scientific lens.

Dec 20

NIMEP Symposium on “Yemen: Civil Conflict and Intervention” by Taylor Lewis and Colin Kennedy

by tuftsigl

On Friday, November 30, NIMEP hosted its first symposium on “Yemen: Civil Conflict and Intervention” to help the campus understand this history and geopolitics of the current war, its complexities and its humanitarian consequences.

Dec 12

Engaging with the World: My Time at the U.S. Mission to the EU by Laura Schiemichen (F’19)

by jtijssen

The city of Brussels is currently transforming its shop windows: slowly, they are filled with lights, pine decorations, and a spiced shortcrust biscuit called speculoos. I am anxiously awaiting the first Christmas markets and the annual holiday transformation at le Grand Place.

Dec 04

Preventing Deadly Conflict Lecture with Professor Abiodun Williams by Atrey Bhargava (A’21)

by jtijssen

During Parents’ Weekend, Director of the Institute for Global Leadership and Professor of the Practice of International Politics at The Fletcher School Abiodun Williams spoke about his experiences with preventive peacekeeping and the role of International Institutions in facilitating peace and justice across the world.

Dec 03

End Gun Violence: A Speaker Panel Curated by Tufts Democrats and Tufts Amnesty International by Adriana Pappas (A’22)

by jtijssen

According to Amnesty USA, “more than 30,000 men, women, and children are killed with guns each year in the United States.” Amnesty USA views the gun violence rampant in our country as an epidemic and a human rights crisis.