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Mark Storella: 30 Years in the Foreign Service by Matt Stinson

by tuftsigl
Mark Storella: 30 Years in the Foreign Service by Matt Stinson Nov 19

This past month, ALLIES had the pleasure of welcoming retired Ambassador Mark Storella to dinner with the organization's executive board and to give a talk to the Tufts community about working in the U.S. Foreign Service. Amb. Storella is a Fletcher alumnus and the former U.S. ambassador to Zambia, thus providing enthused students with a first-hand experience of life in the Foreign Service and the responsibilities of an ambassador.

At the dinner, ALLIES executive board members had the opportunity to discuss the greatest existential threats to our generation and how we can work toward lasting stability as students and innovators. Amb. Storella provided a helpful thought experiment in dealing with complex and seemingly unsolvable problems, highlighting a fraction of the difficulty of his job as an ambassador.

Aug 19

Uncovering Decades of Power Right in the Kitchen of Gene Sharp by Liz Shelbred (A22)

by heatherbarry

One day in early July, I had the chance to visit the home of the late Dr. Gene Sharp, founder of the Albert Einstein Institution (AEI) and life-long scholar of nonviolent action.

Aug 18

Nonviolent Resistance in Action by Frankie Michielli (A22)

by heatherbarry

The highlight of my work at the Centre for Applied Nonviolent Action and Strategies (CANVAS), so far this summer, has been attending its training workshops for activists. CANVAS, a human rights organization based in Belgrade, Serbia, researches and teaches about nonviolent civil resistance and how to form peaceful political movements.

Jul 20

Power Plays: Exploring Nonviolent Movements at CANVAS by Frankie Michielli (A22)

by tuftsigl

As a rising senior at Tufts, I have come to realize that the beauty of my education is that, every so often, I take a class that greatly alters my perspective about the relationship between peoples, states, and institutions.

Jul 16

Building a Future of Financial Inclusion in Africa: My Preliminary Experience with FinTech Pezesha in Leading the Way in Embedded Financing by Elisabeth Di Domenico (A24)

by tuftsigl

This summer, I am working remotely as a Communications and Business Development Consultant for Pezesha Africa, a fintech startup based in Nairobi, Kenya. Pezesha was founded by its CEO, Hilda Moraa (pictured bottom left on the poster), an award-winning entrepreneur and author.