Liam Flaherty '18

A local from Massachusetts, Liam is a senior at Tufts double majoring in German Studies and International Relations. Having participated in the 2015-2016 EPIIC colloquium and symposium on the Future of Europe under the guidance of Sherman Teichman and having spent the 2016-2017 academic year studying at the Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen in Baden-Württemberg, Germany, Liam is excited to be back at Tufts and to begin exploring this year’s new and relevant theme of the Liberal World Order and to learn from the expertise and knowledge of Abi Williams. Liam was a member of the Oslo Scholars Program during the summer of 2016, giving him the opportunity to intern with Healing Kashmir and be mentored by Justine Hardy in Jammu and Kashmir, India. His interests include peace and conflict studies, the politics of populism, as well as the nature and implications of liberalism on contemporary social dynamics and institutional structures.

As an Oslo Scholar in 2016 Liam interned with 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. He worked on a project to develop an argument for implementing a mental health program into high schools.

Anne Hall '18

Anne is a member of the Class of 2019 and is from Sioux Falls, South Dakota. She is a Biology and Interdisciplinary Studies double major, and has passions ranging from women’s health to Spanish language and culture to photography. She is involved in numerous groups on campus including the Tufts First-Gen Council, GlobeMed at Tufts, Minority Association of Pre-Health Students (MAPS), and Oslo Scholars.

Engaging in meaningful conversations regarding the intersectionality between faith and social justice work is extremely important to Anne, and she is ecstatic to continue contributing to this conversation at Tufts as a 2017 Cafe Peer Leader. In her free time, Anne loves to read, embark on spontaneous adventures and go on walks.

This past summer Ann worked remotely with Dr. Nada Dhaif who is a Bahraini oral and dental surgeon and founder of the Bahraini Rehabilitation & Anti-Violence Organization (BRAVO). Ann also attended the Oslo Freedom Forum in Oslo, Norway.

Sara Arman '18

Sara Arman is studying International Relations and History, with a focus in the Middle East and Empires.  Outside of the IGL Sara serves as a Tisch Scholar, at the Tisch College of Civic Life and as Vice-President of the Muslims Students Association. Off campus, Sara interns at the Women and Public Policy Program, located at Harvard Kennedy School and volunteers at the Refugee and Immigrant Assistance Center in Jamaica Plain.

This past summer Sara interned for Jamila Raqib, executive director of the Albert Einstein Institution. Amongst Sara’s responsibilities were preparing briefings on unfolding political events around the world, and archiving correspondence between Gene Sharp, founder of the Albert Einstein Institution and Albert Einstein, the institutions namesake.