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Working toward the Realization of Women’s Rights in Western Nepal by Caroline Hall Armstrong (F’19)

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Working toward the Realization of Women’s Rights in Western Nepal by Caroline Hall Armstrong (F’19) Jul 19

My host organization for this summer is a Nepali NGO, the Center for Agro-Ecology and Development (CAED), based in Kathmandu. It has somewhat outgrown its name since its establishment in 1992, as its work now encompasses training and advocacy campaigns relating to women, girls and children’s rights; sexual and reproductive rights; and food security. As with the broad remit of its programs, CAED works throughout Nepal—there are only a handful of districts in which it doesn’t operate. CAED manages to tackle such a broad range of social justice issues in so many areas, despite its small size, by partnering with civil society organizations that work at the grassroots (often village) level.

After arriving in Kathmandu, I sat down with the organization’s Executive Director, Samita Pradhan, to discuss what my role would be while working with CAED this summer. We drew up a laundry list of tasks, three of which stand out as being particularly important.

Jul 18

The 10th Anniversary of the Oslo Freedom Forum by Carlos Irisarri (A’21)

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As part of the Oslo Scholars program at the Institute for Global Leadership, I, along with another Tufts student, was given the opportunity to attend the Oslo Freedom Forum (OFF) in Norway.

Jul 18

Walking in my father’s footsteps by Matthew Jourlait (A’21)

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As I prepare to embark upon this summer’s adventure, I cannot help but realize how closely I am following in my father’s footsteps. Just like me, when he was nineteen, he left France and went to study in Japan.

Jul 16

The GCC-Qatar Crisis by Kevin Dupont (F’19)

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This summer, I am conducting research into the corporate and security environments of the Arabian Gulf, with a particular focus on the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Qatar.

Jul 12

The Brain and How It Shapes Us: Diving into the Intersection of Neuroscience and Social Conflict By Kevin Doherty (A’20)

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Statistics on the Syrian Refugee Crisis are as massive as they are opaque: 6.6 million Syrians internally displaced, 2.98 million in hard-to-reach areas, 5.6 million registered refugees outside the country.

Jul 10

Isle of Dogs by Jeremy Gumener (A’19)

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There are approximately 300,000 stray dogs and over one million cats roaming the streets and beaches of Puerto Rico. Most homeless or abandoned animals brought to shelters on the island are euthanized because of overpopulation.