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Announcing an Institute for Global Leadership Challenge Grant!

by tuftsigl
Announcing an Institute for Global Leadership Challenge Grant! Sep 20

We are very excited about the upcoming year for IGL!  EPIIC will be tackling “Is the Liberal World Order Ending?”; ALLIES will be holding its annual civil-military conference on the defense industry and the global arms trade; Engineers Without Borders has started two new projects in Malawi and Nicaragua; BUILD Latin America has started two new projects in Ecuador and Honduras; NIMEP is exploring issues from Yemen’s colonial past to the use of information technology in promoting the growth of small- and medium enterprises in the region; and the list goes on…IGL students continue to be actively learning about, and engaging with, challenging issues.

As IGL continues its mission providing transformational experiences for students, alumni support will be crucial to our success.

Sep 20

Living Conditions and Development Needs in Hawai'i and the Marshall Islands by Noah Rose

by mdillard

I am in Kwajalein Atoll where I am meeting with local and US officials and visiting various sites to see living conditions and development needs to explore a Pacific ALLIES project.

Sep 15

Japanese College Students on the Role of the Self-Defense Forces by Michael Olesberg

by mdillard

We had the pleasure to visit a political science class at Keio University, the oldest private university in Japan. There we did a panel discussion between the JRP and Keio students. While much of the information we got out of the meeting was anecdotal, it was still fascinating.

Sep 15

EWB Conducts Research in Malawi by Dylan Jones

by mdillard

Having spent the first day of EWB’s inspection trip to Solomoni Village, Malawi checking into our hotel (and quickly passing out onto our beds), I was, along with a faulty Wi-Fi-card, unable to remark on my thoughts and send them back to Medford. However, Day 2 has proved to more propitious.

Aug 30

Welcomed by 2,000 Japanese Self-Defense Force Cadets by Daniel Lewis

by tuftsigl

When undergraduates enter a college cafeteria, they often don’t expect much. A few miscellaneous vegetables, various sets of fried foods and a reliably consistent mediocrity.

Aug 30

What Should be the Role of NGOs in Fighting for Human Rights? Summer at the Albert Einstein Institution by Sara Arman

by tuftsigl

This summer I am working remotely for the Albert Einstein Institution as an IGL Oslo Scholar. I am working for Jamila Raqib, the executive director of the institution who was an Oslo Freedom Forum Fellow. The Albert Einstein Institution works to advance the worldwide study and strategic use of nonviolent action.