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

by mdillard
NIMEP Met With Iranian Journalist Yeganeh Rezaian to Discuss Freedom of the Press Feb 22

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. She is now a fellow at the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. Yeganeh spoke first with Tufts students about Iran's nuclear program and the ineffectiveness of international sanctions, and about the future of U.S.-Iranian relations under Trump. She then moved on to discuss her experience with freedom of expression in Iran, and the difficulties faced there by female journalists. Though many of these issues are complex and are not served by a simple solution, she spoke of her optimism with regards to the rise of internet in Iran.

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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