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A Silent Country: Giving a Voice to the People of Eritrea by Mahdi Ibrahim (A’23)

by heatherbarry
A Silent Country: Giving a Voice to the People of Eritrea by Mahdi Ibrahim (A’23) Jul 06

When I was in the seventh grade, I recall my mother asking me to keep my aunt in my prayers while she was moving to a different country. Her request sounded a bit extreme at first—to actively pray for someone for merely moving, and the fact that my mother had never asked me to pray for someone before made it all the more puzzling—but I figured that my mom simply wanted to be safe, and I thought nothing of it. It was not until months later that my mother told me the full story, and only then did I understand the magnitude of her move and my mother’s request.

Jul 01

Immediate Inspiration: The Activism of Courage Fund Cambodia by Amelia Miller (A’22)

by tuftsigl

When I heard from the Courage Fund Cambodia (CFC) in May that I had been chosen to be an intern with their organization, I was ecstatic. Earlier in the year, when I had looked over the list of Oslo Scholars internships, Courage Fund Cambodia had stood out to me immediately.

Jun 23

Careers in Diplomacy and Security by Haitong Du (A’22)

by tuftsigl

Many IGL graduates aspire to start a career in diplomacy and security. On June 10th, the Tufts Institute for Global Leadership held a webinar on “Careers in Diplomacy and Security” featuring two alumni sharing their perspectives on working in these fields.

Jun 23

Lobbying for Political Prisoners: Human Rights Violations of the Afwerki Regime in Eritrea by Adam Foster (A’22)

by tuftsigl

I recently started my internship with One Day Seyoum, a youth-led organization dedicated to ending human rights abuses and securing the freedom of political prisoners, such as Ciham Ali Abdu and Seyoum Tsehaye.

Jun 23

Haiti’s Northern Region: A Bastion of Unexplored Potential by Tania Smith (F’20)

by tuftsigl

“The poorest country in the Western Hemisphere” is a moniker that has followed Haiti for decades. If you Google Haiti, you will come across images of extreme poverty: streets covered in heaps of trash and the gaunt faces of people ravaged by hunger. Haiti has also been known for its adverse risk to natural disasters.

Jun 22

Graduate School I: Making the Decision of When and Where by Haitong Du (A’22)

by tuftsigl

Almost one in every five Tufts students attends a graduate school as a part of their post-graduation plans. On June 6th, the Tufts Institute for Global Leadership held a webinar on “Making the Decision of When and Where” featuring four alumnae sharing what they see as the value of going, or not going, to grad schools.