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Hermeneutic Analysis of the 2014 Annexation of Crimea, part 2 by Dan Pechi

by tuftsigl
Hermeneutic Analysis of the 2014 Annexation of Crimea, part 2 by Dan Pechi Jun 05

Today marks the last day of my stay in Moscow after an intense week of cold calls and meetings. If this project has taught me anything, it's that hard work can really pay off. While we were working off of limited connections, something I had previously thought essential to securing interviews, I've been finding that just sitting down and talking with people can help immensely with securing their interest in helping us in our endeavor. After sitting down with representatives from Open Russia, we were able to secure an interview with Egor Prosvirnin, a Russian ultra-nationalist who heads Sputnik i Pogrom, a popular website which supports the overthrow of the Putin administration and the rejection of Russia's Soviet past. Prosvirnin advocates for the establishment of a white, European Russia with democratic values. He, however, looks favorably towards the annexation of Crimea and the Donetsk and Lugansk's People's Republics in Eastern Ukraine.

May 19

Hermeneutic Analysis of the 2014 Annexation of Crimea by Dan Pechi

by tuftsigl

I arrived in Moscow in the early hours of the 11th at our hotel not far from the center of Moscow in Chistye Prudy. Located in the Garden Ring of Moscow, we were able to easily access the city and get in touch with everyone from anti-fascist activists to representatives of Putin's United Russia Party.

Mar 29

Navigating Asian Pacific Alliances by Susannah Klopf, John McSorley and Ian Kapuza

by mdillard

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.

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

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