Student Leaders and Members

Atrey Bhargava (’21)

Oslo Scholars Coordinator

Atrey Bhargava is a member of the Class of 2021 and is from Lucknow, India. He is an International Relations and Economics double major, and is passionate about foreign affairs, international security and human rights. His formative years were spent in an all-boys boarding school which has instilled in him the idea of equality and the ability of each individual to scale any mountain if given the right context. At Tufts, he is involved with the South Asian Political Action Committee, 180 degrees consulting, CIVIC and Model UN. He was also a member of the 2017-18 EPIIC colloquium and symposium on the future of the liberal world order under the guidance of Professor Abiodun Williams.

Atrey is particularly interested in the realm of international security and developmental economics and plans to understand how to reconcile the two processes in any post-conflict society. In pursuance of this, he was a Tufts for Rwanda fellow in the summer of 2018 and has witnessed first-hand the reconciliation process undertaken by the Kagame Government after the 1994 Tutsi genocide. His primary interest lies in the Middle East and South Asia domain and he highly values the mentorship of Professor Jalal in the South Asia department. In his free time, Atrey loves to read, play squash and try different kinds of cuisines.

Over the summer, he worked with Srdja Popovic as a Research intern for his organization, the Center for Applied Nonviolent Action and Strategies (CANVAS) in Belgrade, Serbia. While in Belgrade, he worked with different protest movements and was lucky enough to interact with passionate leaders who were striving to create democracy and the rule of law in different parts of the world. He was able to fathom the strength of “people power” and the need for vigilance and active civil society to maintain liberty.

Carlos Irisarri (’21)

Carlos Irisarri is a sophomore at Tufts university where he is studying political science, philosophy and history. He is originally from France but moved to Panama when he was 10. Consequently, he speaks French, Spanish and English fluently. He has been involved with the IGL since the start of his journey at Tufts as a participant in the 2017/18 EPIIC class. He then got involved with the Oslo Scholars program during which he completed a summer internship at El Chigüire Bipolar, a Venezuelan satirical news source. During his internship he conducted general research, provided support with Spanish language translation, and created presentations for NGOs among other things. Carlos is also a current participant in the 2018/19 EPIIC class. When he is not studying or writing essays he enjoys organizing MUN conferences, playing basketball, ping pong, and generally annihilating his friends at FIFA.

Claire Trilling (’19)

Claire Trilling is a senior double majoring in International Relations and Anthropology. She is interested in pursuing a career in conflict resolution and has been a board member and co-chair of Tufts’ J Street U chapter and a fellow with the Tufts Visions of Peace initiative. She is passionate about the Middle East and spent her junior spring studying Arabic with Middlebury’s School in Jordan and traveling in the region. This past summer, she worked at the Middle East Institute as a Publications intern. Beyond her academic interests, she is also a member of Tufts’ varsity field hockey team.

As an Oslo Scholar in 2018, she interned remotely with Jamila Raqib and her organization, the Albert Einstein Institution, which specializes in the study and application of nonviolent resistance in conflicts. As a part of her work, she researched nonviolent current events around the world, assisted Jamila with speech-writing, and prepared briefings for upcoming events. Claire also attended the Oslo Freedom Forum in Oslo, Norway.