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Buhoro, buhoro: Aegis Trust and Peacebuilding in Rwanda By Alexandra LaRosa, Fletcher MALD Candidate 2018

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Buhoro, buhoro: Aegis Trust and Peacebuilding in Rwanda By Alexandra LaRosa, Fletcher MALD Candidate 2018 Aug 08

When friends and family ask how I’m enjoying my time in Rwanda, I automatically default to saying that Rwanda is beautiful. If I say this to Rwandan’s who ask how I find their country, however, they often become dismayed. “What about it is beautiful,” some will respond, prompting me to come up with a more original review. Clearly, I’m not the first muzungu (foreigner) to be struck by this nation’s lustrous hills, constant sunshine, and welcoming attitudes. And sure, sometimes a lady will casually sit on me on the bus when we’re squeezed for room. Though I do prefer a handshake, I try to understand this gesture as simply a chummy way of saying, “welcome to our country!”

Aug 02

The Geography of Shatila by Eliza Davis

by tuftsigl

They call Shatila a camp, but in reality it’s much more of a sprawling neighborhood. Infamous for the Sabra and Shatila massacre of 1982, the “camp” now plays home to far more Syrians than Palestinians. Fleeing from neighboring Syria, over 1.5 million have sought refuge in Lebanon, a country with a population of just four million.

Jul 31

Amman’s Built Environment by Ian James

by tuftsigl

I arrived in Amman six months ago as a student in a study abroad program. During my semester in Jordan, I was able to explore different parts of the city, improve my Arabic, and make friends at the University of Jordan. I quickly decided, however, that I wanted to stay beyond my four-month program.

Jul 11

My Summer Diving into Mediation and Diplomacy by Ningyi Sun

by tuftsigl

I am an upcoming second-year student at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, spending my summer in Singapore for my internship with the Center for Humanitarian Dialogue (HD).

Jun 05

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

by tuftsigl

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.

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.

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