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ALLIES joint research project: Japan

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ALLIES joint research project: Japan Jun 13

We met with scholars, academics, military officers, and government officials at places like the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), the National Defense Academy, the U.S. Embassy, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Prime Minister’s Office. We traveled to Kyoto, where we visited the orange Torii of the Fushimi-Inari Shrine, the bamboo forest in Arashiyama, and the thousand Buddha statues at Sanjusangendo Temple. Next, we travelled to Hiroshima, where we visited the Hiroshima Peace Memorial and museum, and met with the daughter of an Atomic Bomb survivor, as well as the former mayor of Hiroshima (and former Tufts Professor) Taditoshi Akiba. The next few days, the JRP team plans to return to Tokyo, where we have a few more meetings. —Conor Friedmann. Tufts ’20

Jun 13

BUILD:India and NGO Payir partnered to organize health evenings for the rural Thottiyapatti community

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The second week of our trip to Payir consisted of us putting on two health evenings for the Thottiyapatti community, creating a promotional video for Payir, writing official reports on Payir’s solar panel project and annual report, distributing all supplies bought and establishing a phase-out plan for our club, which we would later di

Jun 13

Town meeting in the village of Silvio Mayorga by Jennifer Sohn

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After four and half days of work throughout the village of Silvio Mayorga, my trip to Nicaragua with Tufts Engineers without Borders concluded with a town meeting. Just before our return to Managua, we brought everyone together, from the community water board to neighborhood children.

Jun 05

Hermeneutic Analysis of the 2014 Annexation of Crimea, part 2 by Dan Pechi

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Today marks the last day of my stay in Moscow after an intense week of cold calls and meetings. If this project has taught me anything, it's that hard work can really pay off.

Jun 05

In Trottiyapatti village, Build:India monitors and supports the Learning Center and EcoSan project

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During our first week here at our non-profit partner Payir we have been helping with some projects, checking up on the state of the Learning Center and EcoSan toilets in Thottiyapatti village, working on health evenings to be held next week, and have been in discussion on the next semester of BUILD.

May 24

EWB traveled to Nicaragua for a community assessment by Jennifer Sohn

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The humid air of the bridge between plane and airport confirmed that I wasn’t imagining things.