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Researching Non-Violent Methods of Resistance at the Albert Einstein Institution by Claire Trilling (A’19)

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Researching Non-Violent Methods of Resistance at the Albert Einstein Institution by Claire Trilling (A’19) Aug 03

As part of the Oslo Scholars program this summer, I’ve been working remotely for Jamila Raqib at the Albert Einstein Institution. The organization specializes in the study of nonviolent methods of resistance and how they can be used in conflicts globally. My work with the Institution has largely involved researching the use of nonviolent resistance in conflicts around the world today. I’ve learned about the civil disobedience of the Catalan Crisis in 2017-2018, the Abolish ICE sit-ins taking place across the US, and the Afghan Peace March, where nearly 200 men marched across the country during Ramadan to call for an end to the war between the Taliban and the government.

Jul 18

The 10th Anniversary of the Oslo Freedom Forum by Carlos Irisarri (A’21)

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As part of the Oslo Scholars program at the Institute for Global Leadership, I, along with another Tufts student, was given the opportunity to attend the Oslo Freedom Forum (OFF) in Norway.

Jul 05

How To Use Rice Pudding, Lego Men and other Nonviolent Techniques To Change the World by Atrey Bhargava (A'21)

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The title comes from Srdja Popovic’s book, Blueprint for a Revolution

Jun 07

The Freedom To Connect with Activists across the World by Claire Trilling (A'19)

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I stepped off the plane in Oslo, Norway excited to attend the Oslo Freedom Forum, a gathering of the world’s most notable human rights activists, journalists, policymakers, technologists, and artists who share the goal of making the world a more democratic and peaceful place.

Aug 30

What Should be the Role of NGOs in Fighting for Human Rights? Summer at the Albert Einstein Institution by Sara Arman

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This summer I am working remotely for the Albert Einstein Institution as an IGL Oslo Scholar. I am working for Jamila Raqib, the executive director of the institution who was an Oslo Freedom Forum Fellow. The Albert Einstein Institution works to advance the worldwide study and strategic use of nonviolent action.

Aug 29

There Are No Cookie Cutter Solutions to Building Democracy: CANVAS in Belgrade by Zara Rancheva

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It would not be an overstatement to say that, during my first month of work at CANVAS, I was perpetually awestruck.

Jul 11

Oslo Freedom Forum and an Internship with Bahrain Rehabilitation and Anti Violence Organization by Anne Hall

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“As Salam Alaykom” I greeted my mentor, Dr. Nada Dhaif, excitedly over a skype call in early May. We chatted briefly about the expectations and responsibilities interning remotely for BRAVO (Bahrain Rehabilitation and Anti-Violence Organization).

Sep 07

Preventative mental health program in Kashmir schools by Ogul Girgin

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“They make a devastation and call it peace” - Agha Shahid Ali

Aug 05

Finding Hope During a Grim Summer: a Nonviolent Solution to Terrorism? by Shawn Patterson

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Every week, the interns at the Center for Applied Nonviolent Action and Strategies (CANVAS) write a report that summarizes recent world news. Between a new outburst of global terror attacks and the draconian responses of governments, it has been a grim effort.

Jul 27

Reporting for Team Suleiman by Hnin Darle Lin

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Oslo Scholars from Tufts University and Mcgill University outside the City Hall with last year's OFF speaker, Suleiman Bakhit, right before entering the Monday evening reception hosted by the mayor of Oslo.

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