Oslo Scholars Internships
The Tufts Oslo Scholars have engaged with Oslo Freedom Forum speakers in their home countries to promote their work as human rights leaders.
Jack Margolin (A16) worked with Srdja Popovic and his organization, the Centre for Applied Nonviolent Action and Strategies (CANVAS) in Belgrade, Serbia, conducting research and analysis, and authoring reports for the use of activists and trainers. Read Jack’s reflection on his work with CANVAS here.
Caitlin Thompson (A17) interned at the Institute for Modern Russia, a public policy think tank that aims to assist in building democratic institutional structures in through research and advocacy. She also worked at the Human Rights Foundation, which puts on the Oslo Freedom Forum and promotes human rights and liberal democracy around the world.
Carlota Fernandez-Tubao Rullo (A15) supported the work of Rafael Marques de Morais, Angolan journalist and civil rights activists known for his work reporting on government corruption and blood diamonds. Read Carlota's thoughtful piece on Rafael's work here.
Christina Luo (A13) interned with Lobsang Sangay, Prime Minister of the Tibetan government in exile, in Dharamsala, India. Read Christina's blog entry from the Oslo Freedom Forum 2013 titled "Sustainable Hope" here.
Jonathan Wolff (A14) and Niya Shahdad (A16) supported Justine Hardy and her organization, Healing Kashmir, which provides mental health services and builds resiliency and strength among people affected by Kashmir's political violence.
William Luk (A13) supported the work of Abebe Gellaw, exiled Ethiopian journalist and founder of Addis Voice, a source and platform for content forbidden by the Ethiopian government. Read William's blog post recounting his experience in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia here.
Carolina Cardenas (A13) worked with Oslo Freedom Forum delegate Mauricio Rodas, scholar and founder of the Ethos Foundation, an organization promoting equal opportunities, liberty, and human rights in Latin America. Read Carolina's reflection from Quito, Ecuador titled "Looking at Povery in a Different Light" here.
Nishant Saharan (A14) spent his break supporting Justine Hardy and her organization, Healing Kashmir, which provides mental health services and builds resiliency and strength among people affected by Kashmir's political violence. Read Nishant's reflection here.
Garrett Friedman (A14) and Patricia Letayf (A12) interned in the summer of 2011 at Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish's foundation, Daughters for Life. Dr. Abuelaish is author of I Shall Not Hate: A Gaza Doctor's Journey on the Road to Peace and Human Dignity (2011, Walker & Co)
Nithyaa Venkataramani (A13) interned with Vincent Manoharan's Cornerstone Trust, a Dalit rights and advocacy organization based in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
Vasundhara Jolly (A13) spent her break supporting Justine Hardy and her organization, Healing Kashmir, which provides mental health services and builds resiliency and strength among people affected by Kashmir's political violence. Read Vasundhara's blog from her internship here. And read 2011 Oslo Scholars Program Coordinator Mike Niconchuck's reflection from Kashmir during a visit with active scholars here.
Kelly Holz (A10) supported Mukhtar Mai's work to liberate Pakistani girls through education at the Mukhtar Mai School for Girls. Read Kelly's reporting from the field in the context of the simultaneously tragic 2010 Pakistan floods here.