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Proseminar Series

The ProSeminar is a dinner discussion featuring PJS / Tufts alumni who share their reflection on 'life at and after Tufts.' Generally they address what their electives theme was within the PJS major, what sort of political activism or civic engagement they did, what they wished they had studied or done differently, how well /little they were prepared for work / school after graduating, and what their work / advanced education is now.

In the first of three sessions this semester we hold a special discussion with current seniors and juniors who will address their study abroad experiences and how they used them within the PJS major.

Spring 2014 Pro Seminars

PJS Pro-Seminar on Studying Abroad
Thursday Feb. 20, 2014 - 7:30pm (Monday Schedule)
Zamparelli Room 112, Campus Center, dinner provided

Thinking about studying abroad? Attend this student panel and hear other PJS majors share their experiences!

Study abroad panel, featuring:

  • Alvaro Genie, '14 - Tufts in Hong Kong
  • Kim Gillies, '14 - Butler University, Ireland
  • Michael Kareff,'15 - University of Amsterdam, SIT Netherlands
  • Anna Patten, '14 - CIEE Russian Language Program at St Petersburg State University
  • Diana Phethean, '14 - Danish Institute for Study Abroad, Copenhagen, Denmark, "Sustainability in Europe"
  • Ben Preis, '15 - Tufts in Chile

Please RSVP by emailing pjs@tufts.edu

March 3, 2014
Nick Ojeda ('07), Duke Ellington School of the Arts, social studies teacher

Nicolas Ojeda, a 2007 PJS major, has been an urban educator in his native Washington DC since graduating from Tufts. During the 2008-09 school year, he took a leave of absence to return to Tufts and pursue a Master's of Arts in Teaching. The experiences in this program, particularly his student teaching at the Boston Arts Academy gave him the skills that have helped him be the successful teacher he is today. Nick has taught the gamut of social studies courses at HD Woodson in Far North East, DC, before accepting a position at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts in the summer of 2012. He currently teaches courses in DC History, US Government, and AP US Government. Through teaching, Nick,( better known by his students as Mr. O), hopes to provide students with information about the world around them so they can act compassionately towards others and make a difference.

Please RSVP by emailing pjs@tufts.edu

March 31, 2014
Allie Bohm ('07), ACLU, Advocacy and Policy Strategist

Allie Bohm is an Advocacy and Policy Strategist at the American Civil Liberties Union. She works closely with ACLU affiliates and the Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project to advance ACLU’s proactive state legislative agenda to protect privacy, with a particular focus on location tracking, government use of drones, and automatic license plate readers. She also works with ACLU affiliates and the Women’s Rights Project to plan and execute policy campaigns to end single-sex education in public schools based on gender stereotypes, to ensure that pregnant and parenting students have equal access to educational opportunities, and to protect pregnant women from workplace discrimination. In addition, Allie co-spearheads three of the largest coordinated public records requests in ACLU history: projects seeking to learn how local law enforcement agencies use cell phone location information and automatic license plate readers to track Americans, as well as an investigation into police use of military technology and tactics. Prior to joining the ACLU’s Advocacy Department in 2010, Allie was a Legislative Assistant in the ACLU’s Washington Legislative Office in Washington, D.C. She graduated magna cum laude from Tufts University, where she was a Citizenship and Public Service Scholar.

Please RSVP by emailing pjs@tufts.edu