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Export Promotion in Europe: Working at the Foreign Commercial Service by Laura Schiemichen (F’19)

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Export Promotion in Europe: Working at the Foreign Commercial Service  by Laura Schiemichen (F’19) Sep 26

As part of the Masters in Transatlantic Affairs, offered jointly by The Fletcher School and the College of Europe, I have chosen to explore my interest in foreign policy, economics, and U.S.-E.U. relations in Brussels, Belgium this fall. Since September, I have been a part of the Foreign Commercial Service (FCS) team at the U.S. Mission to the European Union. The FCS is the trade-promotion arm of the U.S. Department of Commerce, working out of embassies around the world in order to facilitate American exports abroad.

The FCS aims to help U.S. companies plan, develop, and execute international sales strategies in order to succeed in the global marketplace. That includes providing specialized market intelligence, interpreting trade laws for a company’s needs, connecting them to foreign buyers, and/or strategizing on expanding operations into new markets.

Sep 19

Impact of Architecture on the Rwandan Community by Bruce Ahirwe (EG’21)

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For the third and last month of my internship at Genesis and Gilgal Group( G&G), I focused on learning the impact of architecture on Rwanda. In my last two blogs, I elaborated on the connection between architecture and human rights. Cities, buildings, etc.

Sep 13

Blood and Water Will Flow Together by Atrey Bhargava (A’21)

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Our research trip in Pakistan has been a transformative experience for both Uzair and I. Uzair Sattar and I met in this past year’s EPIIC class; he’s from Pakistan and I’m from India, and we wanted to look at a project that impacted both of our countries.

Sep 07

International Connections by Brianna Gates (A’20)

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I concluded my internship with the Office for Refugees and Immigrants (ORI) on the final day of July, but my final week involved the most rewarding and exciting activities of the summer.

Sep 06

Protest Culture in Washington, D.C. By Alison Bogy (A’20)

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This summer, as a result of my IGL-funded internship with the Truman National Security Project, I have the opportunity to live in Washington D.C.

Aug 31

Learning How to Learn by Benard Ngaruiya (A’20)

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The African Leadership University (ALU) offers a revolutionary learning model that revolves around providing tools for self-directed learning. Students are at the forefront of their own learning experience, with faculty playing a primarily supportive role.

Aug 29

The Intersection of Politics and Business by Kevin Dupont (F’19)

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With the summer beginning to wind down, my research in the UAE and Qatar comes to an official close. As I noted in prior posts, the UAE and Qatar have seen some strained corporate relations since June 2017, all of which have culminated in a Cold War-like aura surrounding the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states.

Aug 28

Policy Development at Vunja Kimya Nairobi by Daniel Ndirangu (A’21)

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My internship as a policy strategy assistant in the Policy and Legal Department of Vunja Kimya has been a rewarding one this summer.  As an initiative aimed at the prevention, intervention and treatment of gender-based violence, Vunja Kimya does a lot of work educating the community about the dynamics of sexual and gender-based violen

Aug 27

Understanding Pakistan’s Real Water Crisis by Uzair Sattar (A’21)

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Atrey and I completed our summer research project in Pakistan. The title of the project, "Can Blood and Water Flow Together?", describes the politics of the water in power relations in the Indus Basin between Pakistan and India, two nuclear-powered states in a state of perpetual hostility.

Aug 08

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

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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).

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