Working in Za’atari Refugee Camp by Kristina Mensik

by mdillard
Working in Za’atari Refugee Camp by Kristina Mensik Apr 18

As part of the Institute for Global Leadership’s Student Speaker Series on Migration this spring, Tufts’ New Initiative for Middle East Peace (NIMEP) brought Michael Nikconchuk (A’11) to campus to speak about his experience working for Questscope in the Za’atari Refugee Camp in Jordan. Niconchuk is a Tufts and IGL alumnus who led BUILD and founded the Oslo Scholars Program at the IGL. Since departing the Tufts campus, he has crafted a highly original and deeply substantive path. Today, he is a Senior Researcher at Beyond Conflict, where he merges his academic background in International Relations and Social Cognition with his experiences as a consultant to several international organizations in the Middle East and Europe and experience working as Emergency Response Coordinator at Questscope in Amman, Jordan.

Feb 22

NIMEP Met With Iranian Journalist Yeganeh Rezaian to Discuss Freedom of the Press

by mdillard

On Wednesday, 2/22, members of the Tufts New Initiative for Middle Eastern Peace and other Tufts students met with Yeganeh Rezaian to discuss U.S.-Iranian relations under Trump and freedom of the press. Yeganeh is an Iranian journalist who worked in the country until her 2014 arrest, along with her husband, on charges of espionage.

Jan 20

Meeting with Tunisian Leaders and Entrepreneurs

by mdillard

On Monday we had a meeting scheduled with the Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy (CSID). Mia and Nesi went to a morning meeting at the CSID while Jenny worked on her own project from the hotel since CSID’s focus was not related to her research.

Jan 10

NIMEP Research and Exploration in Tunisia by Mia Ellis

by mdillard

We traveled to Tunis, Tunisia this winter break through the New Initiative for Middle Eastern Peace’s annual research trip program. Each member of our trip is focusing on a different research topic.

Jul 11

The Solar Future of the Moroccan Economy by Sookrit Malik

by tuftsigl

There is little disagreement amount the fact that sustainable energy the key to our future.

Jul 06

A Quick Reflection on my Research in Morocco by Andrew Nassar

by tuftsigl

             As I sit down to transcribe interviews and comb through government labor statistics, I’m beginning to notice the ways in which my project will be different and stronger because of in-country research.

Jun 28

Poverty and Radicalization in Morocco: Education by Ria Mazumdar

by tuftsigl

In Marrakesh, we visited the Ben Youssef Medersa, the oldest Islamic college in North Africa and largest in Morocco, a mere ten-minute walk from where we were staying. The college was built during the reign of Sultan Ali Ibn Yusuf, whose reign was from 1106 to 1142.

Oct 07

Combatants For Peace: Sulaiman Khatib and Maya Katz -10/6/15

by tuftsigl
Student leadership of the Institute's New Initiative for Middle East Peace (NIMEP) with Sulaiman Khatib and Maya Katz, leaders of Combatants for Peace, an Israeli-Palestinian bi-national activist NGO dedicated to a non-violent solution to their conflict. CFP received the IGL's Dr. Jean Mayer Global Citizenship Award.
Aug 23

“We Do What We Can” by Ariel Barbieri-Aghib

by tuftsigl

Upon my arrival to the states after my research in morocco, I realized how much I had learned from my research. While I was comparing the United States to morocco in terms of making an indigenous language a second official language, I realized how much morocco had done.

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