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Cultural Connectivity, Cooperation and Innovation at the 2020 Dubai World Expo by Matthew Stinson (A'25)

by tuftsigl
  Cultural Connectivity, Cooperation and Innovation at the 2020 Dubai World Expo by Matthew Stinson (A'25) Jan 20

The Dubai World expo was an event like no other: representatives and visitors from 192 countries, corporations and international organizations all gathered in a celebration of international connectivity and human progress. With global issues, like climate change and inequality, rising, this expo’s theme of sustainability was fitting. In a world of growing divineness and disconnect, the Expo offered a refreshing breath of fresh air, offering hope to my generation. I would like to now express my thanks for the Tufts Institute for Global leadership and Tufts Allies for providing me the opportunity to serve as a delegate to the Dubai World Expo and experience history in the making. Ultimately, my experience at the Expo provided me with three key insights: similarities despite cultural barriers, the role of international cooperation, and the importance of technological innovation.

Jan 12

Expo 2020: Global Engineering Solutions for a Sustainable Future by Ken Stephens (E24)

by tuftsigl

World Expo 2020 Dubai is an opportunity for every country in the world to display what they are proud of and celebrate their achievements. I was fortunate enough to be selected as a member of a delegation representing Tufts and IGL at Expo 2020.

Jan 11

Arriving in San Juan, Puerto Rico and Conversation with Dra. Maritza Barreto-Orta

by tuftsigl

Over winter break, we have been fortunate enough to travel to Puerto Rico through the IGL to conduct research on climate change resilience and sovereignty. After safely arriving on January 7th, we are excited to meet with an eclectic group of individuals who work in various aspects of Puerto Rico’s natural disaster relief efforts.

Oct 19

Mark Storella: 30 Years in the Foreign Service by Matt Stinson

by tuftsigl

This past month, ALLIES had the pleasure of welcoming retired Ambassador Mark Storella to dinner with the organization's executive board and to give a talk to the Tufts community about working in the U.S. Foreign Service. Amb. Storella is a Fletcher alumnus and the former U.S.

Aug 19

Uncovering Decades of Power Right in the Kitchen of Gene Sharp by Liz Shelbred (A22)

by heatherbarry

One day in early July, I had the chance to visit the home of the late Dr. Gene Sharp, founder of the Albert Einstein Institution (AEI) and life-long scholar of nonviolent action.