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A Summer in Belgrade Well Spent by Noah Zussman (A’20)

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A Summer in Belgrade Well Spent by Noah Zussman (A’20) Aug 19

Though I am writing this blog post on American soil, I already wish I was back in Belgrade, eating cevapi while overlooking the Sava river. It is hard to believe that my time in Belgrade has come to an end, yet I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity and experience I had.

My summer interning at CANVAS has been full of meaningful work and both personal and professional growth. I knew going in to the summer that I would be learning a lot about nonviolent social movements and the intricacies of activism and organizing, but I did not realize the extent to which working at CANVAS would impact how I view the concept of “people-power” and nonviolence. I came into the summer a believer in those principles, and I leave an advocate; CANVAS has truly shown me the power of these concepts, and how it takes just one person to ignite a revolution.

Jul 30

A Dive into Resistance Theory by Taylor Lewis (A’21)

by tuftsigl

It is strange to think that the summer is already halfway over, and my time at the Albert Einstein Institution (AEI) with it. Since my first meeting in early June with Jamila Raqib, the organization’s executive director, I have done more thinking about nonviolent resistance and its intricacies than I have since coming to Tufts.

Jul 09

The Thorn in Tyranny’s Side: A Look at the Oslo Freedom Forum by Patrick Beliard (A’21)

by tuftsigl

“The Oslo Freedom Forum is the thorn in tyranny’s side – a thriving global community of activists united by a common vision of making the world more peaceful, prosperous, and free from authoritarianism.”

Jul 07

A Study of Nonviolent Resistance: First Steps by Taylor Lewis (A’21)

by tuftsigl

While it is one thing to study resistance movements in a class or through one’s own personal interest, working with an organization that’s teachings have influenced nonviolent protests around the world is another experience all together.

Jul 01

Resistance No Matter the Costs by Dorothy Neher (A’20)

by tuftsigl

In May, I had the privilege of attending the Oslo Freedom Forum in Oslo, Norway. For three days I had the opportunity to listen and engage in discussion with several human rights activists.

Jun 21

Freeing Jailed Activists? Welcome to Day 1 by Noah Zussman (A’20)

by tuftsigl

After spending the past five months studying abroad in Athens, Greece, I was ready to go home. However, when I was selected to participate in the Institute for Global Leadership’s (IGL) Oslo Scholars program, I knew I couldn’t leave Europe.

Oct 18

Finding Oslo in New York by Atrey Bhargava (A’21)

by jtijssen

On the 17th of September, I had the privilege of attending the Oslo Freedom Forum in New York. The New York forum is a smaller version of the annual Oslo Freedom Forum in Oslo each spring.

Aug 17

Gearing toward the End by Atrey Bhargava (A’21)

by tuftsigl

After a month and a half of my internship at CANVAS, the city of Belgrade seems more like home than just a vantage point to study and hone my skills in the areas of human rights and activism. July is the month of tourists, and this has provided a much-needed jolt to the dragging economy.

Aug 03

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

by tuftsigl

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.

Jul 18

Journeys Don’t Always End Up the Way We Expect Them To by Carlos Irisarri (A’21)

by tuftsigl

There are very few events in the world that will land you in as many places as I found myself during the course of the Oslo Freedom Forum, especially in so little time.

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