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Reflections from Peacebuilding in Colombia and Security in Latin America by Piper Goeking (A’22)

by jtijssen
Reflections from Peacebuilding in Colombia and Security in Latin America by Piper Goeking (A’22) Nov 12

The Tufts Latin American Committee (LAC) hosted its second panel of the semester on the Colombian peace process and its connection to security in Latin America. The panel featured Tufts alumni Mauricio Artiñano (A’06, EPIIC’04) of the United Nations Verification Mission in Colombia and Helaina Stein (A’10, EPIIC’08) of the United States Mission to the Organization of American States (OAS). Through Artiñano’s and Stein’s respective experiences with the region, the panel explored the context of the Colombian conflict, the current state of affairs surrounding the peace agreement, and the future of the peace process given domestic and international developments.

Nov 11

AmnesTEA & Write for Rights by Leah Yohannes (A’21)

by jtijssen

On October 16th and 17th, Tufts Amnesty International hosted, AmnesTEA, an event organized to promote Amnesty USA’s “Write for Rights Campaign.” The idea behind AmnesTea is simple: get some people together, put the kettle on and raise money for Amnesty International’s human rights work around the world.

Nov 08

To the Waters Initiative by Magnifique Mukundwa (E’20)

by jtijssen

This summer, I was fortunate to go to Rwanda to conduct internal market research for To The Waters, a social enterprise that aims to use engineering, innovation, and entrepreneurship to promote access to water, sanitation, hygiene, and nutrition (WASH-N) in developing nations.

Oct 18

Finance, a force for good, by Matthew Jourlain (A'21)

by jtijssen

Last Monday, the Institute for Global Leadership’s Empower Program hosted a talk by Ivan Mbowa, Regional Manager at Tala, a fintech startup that is changing the way that people in developing countries access financial services.

Oct 18

Amazon Rainforest Fires by Ariana Barreiro (E’23)

by jtijssen

On the afternoon of October 16th, the Latin American Committee at Tufts (LAC) hosted its first panel of the semester to discuss the causes and implications of the Amazon Rainforest fires, which have burned down over 2.2 million acres of primary and secondary forests in 2019 alone. The panelists, Dr.

Oct 11

The Importance of Water by Aditi Periyannan (E’22)

by jtijssen

Tufts University’s chapter of Engineers Without Borders joined many Tufts clubs, as well as Somerville and Medford community groups, at the 17th Annual Tufts Community Day on September 22nd, 2019. The event is a great way for local residents to connect with Tufts students so that they can learn more about what is happening on campus.