Palau -- A Small but Mighty Player in our Globalizing World by Ellie Murphy (A’22)

by PriyankaK
Palau -- A Small but Mighty Player in our Globalizing World by Ellie Murphy (A’22) Sep 30

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, I never would have expected that I would have the chance to learn about the Pacific island nation of Palau. Thankfully, through the Institute of Global Leadership (IGL), I was able to learn about Palau with several other Tufts students remotely. The course was taught by Ambassador Hennesey-Niland, the United States Ambassador to Palau, and Daniel Mandell, the legal counsel to the president of Palau (both IGL alums, the Amb a double Jumbo). The experience taught me about the intricacies of American foreign policy and the important role that Palau will play on important issues like climate change, foreign relations with China, and foreign investment. 

Sep 14

How a Non-profit Plans for the Future in Pandemic-Hit Guinea-Bissau by Marcia Almeida Mendes (F’20)

by tuftsigl

The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in any country is negative, long-lasting and visible. In Guinea-Bissau, the United Nations Development Programme just started recruiting a “Recovery and Resilience Specialist” for its office. In the background section of the job posting, the picture painted is grim.

Sep 10

Examining Social Support and Maternal Role Development in the Postpartum Period by Karen Li (A‘23)

by tuftsigl

For the past couple of months, I have been working with Laura Curren, a psychology graduate student at Boston University, on her research on maternal adjustment and postpartum depression.

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Sep 02

Activism during a Pandemic by Colin Kennedy

by KeishaC

Working with CANVAS, a non-violence training center based in Serbia, has given me the opportunity to work on a breadth of issues that relate to activism in the world today, while understanding the impact of the pandemic. Every week, I work on reports that discuss current human rights abuses and protests around the world.

Aug 20

The Documentary Filmmaker’s Duty By Malia Kiang (A’22)

by tuftsigl

Some of my classmates want to produce the next Avengers, others dream of writing the next Good Will Hunting. These fictional works fascinate and entertain, make you laugh and make you think. But my interest lies in a different genre of storytelling: the documentary.

Aug 19

Working at the International Labour Organization (ILO), by Tasfia Zaman (F’20)

by tuftsigl

When I think about my beloved childhood home of Dhaka, Bangladesh, I remember the busy streets, the smell of incense in the air, and my grandmother cooking while debating the ideals of feminism. Believe me, my grandmother and I have had some very enlightening conversations about navigating life as a woman.