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Aug 31

Learning How to Learn by Benard Ngaruiya (A’20)

by tuftsigl

The African Leadership University (ALU) offers a revolutionary learning model that revolves around providing tools for self-directed learning. Students are at the forefront of their own learning experience, with faculty playing a primarily supportive role.

Aug 29

The Intersection of Politics and Business by Kevin Dupont (F’19)

by tuftsigl

With the summer beginning to wind down, my research in the UAE and Qatar comes to an official close. As I noted in prior posts, the UAE and Qatar have seen some strained corporate relations since June 2017, all of which have culminated in a Cold War-like aura surrounding the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states.

Aug 29

Temporary Fixes Post Hurricane Maria By Katlyn Kreie (A’19)

by tuftsigl

As soon as my plane got close enough to touching the ground of San Juan, Puerto Rico, it was clear that the area was still dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Maria that hit the island in September 2017. Even now, in June 2018, bright blue tarps still covered rooftops.

Aug 28

Policy Development at Vunja Kimya Nairobi by Daniel Ndirangu (A’21)

by tuftsigl

My internship as a policy strategy assistant in the Policy and Legal Department of Vunja Kimya has been a rewarding one this summer.  As an initiative aimed at the prevention, intervention and treatment of gender-based violence, Vunja Kimya does a lot of work educating the community about the dynamics of sexual and gender-based violen

Aug 27

Understanding Pakistan’s Real Water Crisis by Uzair Sattar (A’21)

by tuftsigl

Atrey and I completed our summer research project in Pakistan. The title of the project, "Can Blood and Water Flow Together?", describes the politics of the water in power relations in the Indus Basin between Pakistan and India, two nuclear-powered states in a state of perpetual hostility.

Aug 27

A Tale of HeroRATs by Grishma Rimal (F’19)

by tuftsigl

Rats save lives. When I first heard this unusual phrase, as an intern at Ashoka, I was perplexed and curious. How? My mind lingered on this question for a while.