IGL Global Fellows

Casa Pueblo Visit by Margo Muyres (A'22)

by Chris Burke
Casa Pueblo Visit by Margo Muyres (A'22) Jan 31

Yesterday we traveled to Adjuntas to meet with Alexis Massol González, the founder of Casa Pueblo, and Larissa González Nieves, a graduate student of development at Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana in Colombia who is writing her thesis on the organization. Casa Pueblo began as a movement against the mining operations proposed by the government that would have caused vast ecological and social damage. Today, it continues to support activism and resistance, but with a collaboratively developed vision of the alternative. On an island that imports 85-90% of food and 100% of fossil fuels for energy, Casa Pueblo has made community self-sufficiency and self-government part of its mission. To meet these goals, this organization distributes solar panels to community members and businesses. After Hurricane Maria, Casa Pueblo was one of the only places in the region with power due to their early adoption of solar panels.

Jan 27

The Cities of the Future by Ryan Minter (A'23)

by Chris Burke

As an International Relations and Urban Studies student at Tufts, with an interest in cultivating a career which merges these fields, I was very keen to explore the global innovations in space-making and urbanism which were to be showcased here at the Dubai World Expo.

Jan 20

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

by tuftsigl

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.

Jul 09

Wastewater and our Future by Alyssa Pak (A23)

by tuftsigl

Instead of commuting to the U.S. Department of Energy’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. every morning, I wake up at 8:30am and log onto my laptop by 9am. Given that Covid-19 is still among us, this is the new normal.

Jun 29

How Women Resist Within Independence Movements by Avani Kabra (A23)

by tuftsigl

For the past year, I have been working on an independent research project that compares women’s resistance movements in Algeria during the Algerian Revolution and Palestine during the First Intifada. This project was inspired by a research paper that I wrote in Fall 2019 for my Colonizing Palestine class on this topic.

Jan 10

A Review of Political Science Research Design: University of California, Berkeley Joint Project on the Categorization of Trauma-based Findings by Jay-Miguel Fonticella (A22)

by tuftsigl

My previous courses in psychology and community health at Tufts University cultivated my interest in the social sciences research process. While ongoing research continues to develop our understanding of social phenomena, I have found myself questioning the consistency across published experiments.

Sep 10

Examining Social Support and Maternal Role Development in the Postpartum Period by Karen Li (A‘23)

by tuftsigl

For the past couple of months, I have been working with Laura Curren, a psychology graduate student at Boston University, on her research on maternal adjustment and postpartum depression.

Aug 10

A Reflection on My Remote Internship Experience in Colombia by Meher Khatwani (A’22)

by tuftsigl

This summer, I am doing a remote internship with the Universidad de los Andes (UniAndes) in Bogotá, Colombia. I am currently an intern with their Office for International Affairs, and I am working on various projects to enhance the university’s internationalization and expansion efforts.

Aug 06

The Role of Women in Modern Conflicts by Avani Kabra (A’23)

by tuftsigl

This summer, I have had the pleasure of working with four other Tufts’ students on a project called A Woman’s War with Elizabeth (Biz) Herman, an IGL alumna and a PhD candidate at the University of California Berkeley.

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