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Pressure to End Menstrual Banishment from Above by Caroline Armstrong Hall (F’19)

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Pressure to End Menstrual Banishment from Above by Caroline Armstrong Hall (F’19) Aug 08

One of my main tasks for this summer, as part of with my work for the Centre for Agro-Ecology and Development (CAED) in Nepal, is creating a ‘shadow report’ for the attention of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW Committee).

I am now halfway through my stay in Nepal and have devoted most of my time so far to completing this task, with a particular focus on tackling chhaupadi - a traditional practice of banishing women from the family home and social activities during their menstrual period. Two important red threads have woven their way through this project.

Aug 06

Qatar: Taking its own Path by Kevin Dupont (F’19)

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After conducting research in both the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Qatar this month, I am excited to elaborate further about the Qatari angle of the corporate environment in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states. 

Aug 01

Architecture Is a Human Right by Bruce Ahirwe (EG’21)

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You might be wondering what is the link between architecture and human rights? For organizations like Genesis and Gilgal Group (G&G), architecture is intrinsically tied to humanity. The ultimate goal of their designs is that human rights become an architect’s powerful tool for better urban planning and construction.

Jul 20

The crisis in Mali: Center-Periphery Relationships and Decentralization by Nicolas Normand (F’18)

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For the past six years, the Republic of Mali has been facing its most important crisis since it gained independence from France in 1960.

Jul 19

Working toward the Realization of Women’s Rights in Western Nepal by Caroline Hall Armstrong (F’19)

by tuftsigl

My host organization for this summer is a Nepali NGO, the Center for Agro-Ecology and Development (CAED), based in Kathmandu.

Jul 16

The GCC-Qatar Crisis by Kevin Dupont (F’19)

by tuftsigl

This summer, I am conducting research into the corporate and security environments of the Arabian Gulf, with a particular focus on the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Qatar.

Jul 12

Architecture that heals Bruce Ahirwe (EG’21)

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The purpose of my internship at Genesis and Gilgal Group (G&G) in Rwanda is to learn how architecture can heal communities within developing countries. In Rwanda, a country with one of the fastest growing economies in the world, there is a great opportunity to grow the country more sustainably through architectural design.

Jul 12

The Brain and How It Shapes Us: Diving into the Intersection of Neuroscience and Social Conflict By Kevin Doherty (A’20)

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Statistics on the Syrian Refugee Crisis are as massive as they are opaque: 6.6 million Syrians internally displaced, 2.98 million in hard-to-reach areas, 5.6 million registered refugees outside the country.

Jul 06

Interning at the Rondeli Foundation in Tbilisi, Georgia by Benjamin Cooper (A'20)

by tuftsigl

Following a cancelled overnight flight from Minsk to Tbilisi, I arrived in beautiful Tbilisi on a Monday afternoon. I was greeted by fervent taxi drivers competing for my ride. I finally got in one and was driven down the aptly named George Bush Boulevard into the heart of the city.

Jul 01

Developing Solutions for Sustainable Trade: My first few weeks at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development by Divya Prabhakar (F'19)

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I started my internship at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) in Geneva, Switzerland on May 16, 2018. UNCTAD is a United Nations agency, dedicated to supporting developing countries to access the benefits of a globalized economy more fairly and effectively.

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