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Navigating Asian Pacific Alliances by Susannah Klopf and Ian Kapuza

by mdillard
Navigating Asian Pacific Alliances by Susannah Klopf and Ian Kapuza Mar 29

In today's political climate, alliances are increasingly being called into question. The United States has played an important role in the Asia Pacific in the last few decades. Our research in the region seeks to understand the extent to which the ties between the United States and its allies, and the ties between the non-US allies, will shape the future of the region. To get a better understanding of Australian, Japanese, and South Korean perspectives of the dynamics in the region, we are traveling to each country to meet with policymakers, academics, and area experts. At this point we have met dozens of people and heard a wide array of views; sometimes in agreement, more often conflicting. These conversations have underscored the complexity and interconnectedness of the many issues facing the region, and highlighted several key concerns.

Sep 01

Democratization in the Post Arab Spring Era by Isaac Nsubuga

by tuftsigl

This summer, I had the opportunity to travel to Jordan for my capstone research. This was made possible with financial support from Tufts University Institute of Global Leadership, and The Fletcher School Office of the Associate Dean. My study focuses on understanding the circumstances in which civil society organizations operate.

Aug 31

Cape Town and Startups by Vance Matthews

by tuftsigl

After finishing up my first month in iXperience, they placed me into Ker & Downey Africa, a travel startup based in Cape Town, South Africa. I’m not new to the world of startups—last summer I interned at a business design company.

Aug 09

Advice About Interning on Capitol Hill by Thomas Lucic

by tuftsigl

I spent the summer interning for U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH). In my last blog post I talked a little bit about the internship itself. This time I thought I might offer some advice about hill internships.

Aug 03

Health, Education, and Numbers by Emily Ng

by tuftsigl

Now in the second half of my internship with the Gates Foundation office in Beijing, I’ve been delving deeper into my work with the UN initiative Every Woman Every Child (EWEC).

Aug 03

The Power of Knowing Your Neighbor by Ariela Rosenberg

by tuftsigl

Last week, just outside of Jerusalem's Old City walls, I had dinner with a group of Mount Zion tenants in the Jerusalem Intercultural Center's (JICC) beautiful garden.

Jul 27

Possibilities of Data Science by Vance Matthews

by tuftsigl

The 2016 Session 2 Data Science Students, Teacher and TA on top of Lion’s Head overlooking Cape Town

Jul 21

Greek History by Bret McEvoy

by tuftsigl

From my upper-tier, center-right seat within the historic Epidaurus Ancient Theatre, I watched as the crowd slowly emerged from beneath the fairytale-looking panoply of trees to fill the seats surrounding me.  Collectively, we had arrived to this UNESCO World Heritage Site – initially constructed in the 4

Jul 20

A day with Senator Shaheen by Thomas Lucic

by tuftsigl

As part of my internship in Senator Jeanne Shaheen’s (D-NH) Washington, D.C. office, I had the opportunity to shadow Senator Shaheen for a day.

Jul 18

Learning about Chinese-led development by Emily Ng

by tuftsigl

In the developed world where news is often North American- or European-centric, learning about Chinese-led development has been a wonderful context change. “China has never been a heavy recipient of foreign aid,” the director of the office Yinuo Li told me and the other interns.

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