PJS Newsletter - 4/28/16

Dear Peace and Justice Studies friends,

This is our last newsletter for the 2015-2016 academic year!

It has been more than a plesaure keeping you all informed on

all of our PJS related events both on and off campus,

internship and job opportunites

as well as news around the world.

The Peace and Justice Studies Program would like to wish you all the best with your finals and a happy and safe summer!

All the best,

Nats Araya

On Behalf of the Peace and Justice Studies Program


  • The Peace and Justice Studies Senior Dinner is tonight at 6pm in the Chase Center! Be sure to stop by!
  • The Mystic Community Earth Day Event is being held THIS Saturday April 30th as well as the following Saturday, May 7th! Help clean-up your community by registering for a stewardship event today!
  • If you haven't already checked out the Tseng Kwong-Ch: Performing for the Camera exhibition as well as the Marcelo Brodsky/Jorge Tacia: Upheavel exhibitions in the Art Gallery in the Aidekman Arts Center, be sure to stop by before they close on May 22!

Campus News & Events

The Peace and Justice Studies Program Senior Dinner is TONIGHT, Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 6pm at the Chase Center.

Please join the Peace and Justice Studies Program tonight at 6 pm in the Chase Center to celebrate the graduating seniors!

Everyone is encouraged to attend.

We hope to see you there!


"The Destruction of the Cultural Heritage of Syria and Iraq: Current Debate Protection Efforts." TONIGHT, Thursday, April 28, 2016. Cabot 702. 5pm-7pm.

"A talk by Salam Al Kuntar, Research fellow at the Penn Museum of the University of Pennsylvania.

A Light Reception Will Follow

Speaker's Biography:
Salam Al Kuntar is a Syrian archaeologist. She is currently a Research Fellow at the Penn Museum of the University of Pennsylvania. She co-directs the Safeguarding the Heritage of Syria and Iraq Project—a project run by the Penn Cultural Heritage Center, the Smithsonian Institute, the American Association for the Advancement of Science."

Click here to join the Facebook Event!


Tuftstonia's Day 2016! Next Monday, May 2, 2016. Fletcher Field. 4pm-8pm.

What is Tuftonia's Day?
It has been described as "the best day ever" and "the reason I love Tufts." Tuftonia's Day is full of free food trucks, rides, and giveaways! It's a great way to end the last day of classes, celebrate another year at Tufts, and get tons of free stuff!

Stay tuned for more updates on the food trucks, rides, giveaways, and other surprises that the Freshmen Class Council & TUSC Tufts University Social Collective has in store for May 2nd! Mark your calendars!"

Cick here to join the Facebook Event!


Check out the exhibitions in the Art Gallery in the Aidekman Arts Center!

Tseng Kwong-Chi: Performing for the Camera. January 21-May 22, 2016. Tisch Family Gallery:

"MEDFORD, MA - The Tufts University Art Gallery at the Shirley and Alex Aidekman Arts Center proudly presents Tseng Kwong Chi: Performing for the Camera, from January 21 through May 22, 2016. This exhibition is the first major museum retrospective of works by Tseng Kwong Chi (1950-1990), a prolific artist and key documentarian of Manhattan's downtown scene in the 1980s.

In combining photography with performance, personal identity with global politics, and satire with farce, Tseng created a compelling body of work whose complexity is belied by its easy humor and grace."

Click here for more information.


Marcelo Brodsky/Jorge Tacia: Upheavel. January 21-May 22, 2016. Koppelman Family Gallery:

"MEDFORD, MA - The Tufts University Art Gallery at the Shirley and Alex Aidekman Arts Center proudly presents Marcelo Brodsky | Jorge Tacla: Upheaval from January 21 through May 22, 2016.

This two-person exhibition features recent work by photographer Marcelo Brodsky (b. 1954, Argentina) and painter Jorge Tacla (b. 1958, Chile), acclaimed international artists whose work engages with the history of political violence in their respective home countries of Argentina and Chile and beyond those national contexts. Both artists came of age during their countries’ periods of political violence (1966-84 in Argentina, and 1973-90 in Chile), when dictatorships responded repressively to the social justice movements that grew out of 1960s protests by committing wide- scale human rights abuses."

Click here for more information!


YOU CAN STILL SUBMIT TO The Peace and Justice Studies Program Photo Campaign.

ATTENTION: The Peace and Justice Studies Program has begun a Photo Campaign to promote the PJS Program on Facebook and get the word out, specifically to undergraduates who are considering the major, but have not yet declared.

Click here to check out our first round of submissions!

Special thanks to Mallory Feldman, Emma Denson, Samantha Berg, Stina Stannik, Marissa Birne, Lauren Fenningdorf, Zoey Miller, Sophie Pearlman, and Nihaarika Sharma for submitting!

If you are a PJS Major and want to join the campaign, please take the following 2 steps:

  1. Email pjs@tufts.edu a picture of yourself (headshot-esque please! No full body shots)
  2. Answer this Google Form.

This should take you no more than 5 minutes! Your answers can be as long or as short as you want them to be.

Thank you for your help!

Funding & Other Opportunities

*NEW* Volunteer Opportunity: Midwives for Peace & Justice- a new grassroots organization in the Boston area!

"Midwives for Peace & Justice is a new grassroots organization for midwives and supporters of midwifery care in the Boston area. Our mission is to promote the midwifery model of care as a means towards social justice and health equity. We intend on doing this by actively getting midwives engaged in social action activities.

We are looking for a student intern to help with startup activities such as social networking, website development, fund raising, and organizing community events.

The internship is for the summer of 2016 and is unpaid. Preference would be given to students who require college credit and can arrange that through their academic institution. The dates and ours worked are flexible to accommodate student schedules.


  • Pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in peace studies, human rights, communications, women or gender studies, public health, or nursing, or a related field
  • Excellent writing, web building, and interpersonal skills.
  • Availability for a minimum of 8 hours, and preferably up to 15 hours per week for 8-12 weeks during the summer.
  • Have an interest in learning more about the midwifery model of care

Application Requirements:
Interested applicants should email the following:

  • Resume – 2-page maximum
  • Essay – 500-word maximum, please indicate why you are interested in an internship with Midwives for Peace & Justice and what you feel you could offer.
  • Two to three references, at least one of which must be a professor. Names of references can be included on CV. (Note: Actual letters of reference are not required; however MfPaJ will contact your references via email or telephone.)

Deadline for application is May 20, 2016

For more information or to send application, please contact:
Susan Kamin, CNM, MSN, MPH


Honduras Nursing School Project Opportunity!

"To address the dramatic lack of medical professionals and inadequate health care system in Honduras, this project involves setting up a free nursing school for Honduran students interested in the health professions.

As a condition of participation, graduates will commit to working at a health clinic in an underserved region in Honduras for at least two years after graduation.

Our goal is to help marginalized Honduran communities develop self-sustaining healthcare systems. If successful, we plan to eventually expand this school to include an MD and a four-year nursing program.

Currently, we are in the process of setting up the school, and we are looking for Spanish speakers, grant writers, and general assistants.

If you are interested and would like more information, feel free to reach the student leader, Marianna Marques, at (617) 671-5399 or marianna.marques@tufts.edu.


2016 The Hague Symposium on Post-Conflict Transitions & International Justice

When: July 9 – July 30, 2016 

What: At The Hague Symposium, you will grapple with the complexity of transitions through the lens
of difficult/”wicked” questions.  By learning about available mechanisms, options, and theories around post-conflict transitions and international justice,
you will gain a cross-sectoral perspective and a new way of thinking about why some transitions
succeed where others fail.

Where: Clingendael Institute for International Relations

Cost: $4400

Click here for more information.


The B.A. Rudolph Foundation Applications for 2016 are live! Apply today!

The Undergraduate Public Service Scholarship supports female undergraduate students who are applying to or have secured an unpaid internship in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Applicants must be rising juniors, seniors, or be recent college graduates (graduated in the last 10 months). There is no requirement regarding the applicant’s major or focus of study, as long as the internship focus requirements are met. We anticipate accepting four scholars each year, although this may be adjusted in the future.

The Graduate Public Service Scholarship supports female graduate students who are applying to or have secured an unpaid internship in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Applicants must be current graduate students (Masters, PhD, Juris Doctorate, etc.) or have recently completed their degree (graduated in the last 10 months). There is no requirement regarding the applicant’s focus of study, as long as the internship focus requirements are met. We anticipate accepting four scholars each year, although this may be adjusted in the future.

The Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Scholarship is intended for female undergraduate students preparing to enter a profession in the sciences, who are applying to or have secured an unpaid internship in a related field.

The B.A. Rudolph Scholarship at the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service is a $12,000 scholarship awarded annually to a woman who is a rising-second year student and best embodies the mission and values of the Foundation. The purpose of the scholarship is to alleviate the cost of an advanced degree by paying the full tuition for one year, as well as living expenses and funds for professional development.

If you are interested in applying, be sure to check out Chiara Chavers' Profile- a Tufts alumna (Class of 2014) and prior intern for the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS)!

Click here for more information.

For questions, please email Maggie Moore.


Conferences, Workshops & Study Abroad (Opportunities outside Tufts Campus)

"Right Cut International Human Rights Film Contest" Screening at Harvard. Thursday, April 28, 2016, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Starr Auditorium, Belfer Hall. Harvard Kennedy School.

"The Carr Center is proud to host the winners of "THE RIGHT CUT" international human rights film contest this Thursday, 4/28 at 6 p.m.

In collaboration with Un Mundo Sin Mordaza, (A World without Censorship), and the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS), the Carr Center will screen the five winning films, and host a panel discussion with winning director Ms. Maria Iglesias, and HKS student and founder of Un Mundo Sin Mordaza, Mr. Rodrigo Diamante.

The Carr Center will screen the five winning films in the following categories:

-Best Short Film Winner: "La Tumba" from Venezuela.

-Short Film with Best Photography: "Drugs" from Afghanistan

-Short Film with best Screenplay: "Karachaganak: Children in Exchange for Oil" from Kazakhstan

-Short Film with Best Director and with Best Editing: "La Tumba" from Venezuela

-Short Film with Best Human Rights Message and with most "Likes" on the Un Mundo Sin Mordaza Facebook Page: "Chalchihuapan un ano sin justicia" from Mexico.

The event will begin with a catered reception, followed by the screenings, and a discussion with the 1st place winner, Ms. Maria Iglesias.

More information regarding Carr Center events can be found on our website."


Art in Bloom at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. THIS SATURDAY, April 30 at 10AM to May 2 at 5 pm.

"The MFA welcomes back one of Boston’s most celebrated signs of spring, the annual Art in Bloom festival of flowers. Now in its 40th year, Art in Bloom blossoms with art-inspired floral arrangements hand-crafted by New England garden clubs and acclaimed professional designers. Inspired by artworks from Ancient Egyptian to Contemporary, this year’s 51 arrangements are located throughout the Museum’s galleries.

Art in Bloom is open during regular Museum hours (10 am–5 pm) and is free with Museum admission; no reservations are required to see the floral arrangements and participate in many of the programs.

Art in Bloom Community Day is sponsored by Converse. Supporting sponsorship for Art in Bloom from Wheaton College. Additional support provided by Fox Hill Village.

Click here for more information and tickets! _____________________________________________

  • Mystic Community Earth Day! THIS Saturday April 30th and May 7th. Cambridge/Arlington, Medford, Somerville.

    "Mystic Community Earth Day is organized by community groups and organizations in the Mystic River Watershed to coordinate efforts around Earth Day, April 22nd.

    Events are being held on both Saturday April 30th and May 7th to bring attention to our shared parks, trails, rivers and lakes. MyRWA's Earth Day cleanup will be held on Saturday April 30th at 9:00 a.m. in DCR's Torbert MacDonald Park, Medford.

    Help clean-up your community by registering for a stewardship event today!" __________________________________________________

    2016 Nobel Peace Prize Forum Honored Laureate: Kailash Satyarthi. June 6-8, 2016. Minneapolis.

    "This year’s Forum will concentrate on the work of 2014 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Kailash Satyarthi - who has dedicated his life to ending child labor and child trafficking. The Forum will also look at the peace and security implications of and connections between human trafficking, migration, refugees and climate change. We are honored to have Mr. Satyarthi with us for all three days.

    We encourage anyone who would like to peacebuild to join us as a delegate for this important international opportunity.


    Click here for more information/tickets



    Internship: Gender and Development, Banyan Global, Washington, DC. Position Open until Filled!

    "Banyan Global is recruiting a summer intern to support its gender practice and international development programs. The intern will support Banyan's gender projects and be exposed broadly to the work of an international development consulting firm, providing support to operations, and other company development.

    Application Deadline: Open until filled.

    For more information, visit: http://www.banyanglobal.com/careers-php/"


    Fall Internship Opportunities with Senator Elizabeth Warren!

    "The Office of United States Senator Elizabeth Warren is now accepting applications for the Fall 2016 Internship Program from hardworking undergraduate students who have a special interest in politics and government services. Opportunities include both part-time and full-time unpaid internships located at the regional office in the JFK Federal Building in Boston. Interns assist staff members in a variety of duties serving as liaisons between constituents and federal agencies, and by performing general administrative tasks.

    Applicants should complete an online application under the Student Resources section and submit a resume, cover letter, and letter of recommendation to internships@warren.senate.gov.

    The deadline for Fall 2016 applications is Friday, July 22, 2016. For any additional questions, contact the Boston Office Internship Coordinator, Adrienne Viarengo, at 617-565-3170.


    The Global Internship is NOW Accepting Internship Applications! Apply today!

    "City Internships runs immersive career training programs for college students and recent graduates. They’re designed to expand participants’ horizons and get them job-ready.

    For each program, on top of hard and soft skill building at weekly career seminars, workshops and networking events, participants undertake an internship placement at one of our partner companies.

    Students and graduates develop real-world skills, build their professional network and fast-track their career."

    Programs take place in London, Los Angeles, New York, and Sydney.

    What's Included?
    · An eight week placement with a leading company
    · Career seminars, skills workshops & networking events
    · Social events & weekend excursions
    · Local mentorship & 24/7 support
    · Optional accommodation package

    Industry choices:

    Placements are available in the following industries; Banking and Financial Services, Art, Fashion and Design, Marketing, Advertising and PR, Consulting and Professional Services, Entertainment, Media and Journalism, Law and Politics and lastly, Technology and Engineering.

    Click here to apply!


    Capital Semester -International Affairs Track- in Washington DC. APPLY TODAY!

    "The Fund for American Studies is currently accepting applications for the Fall 2016 Capital Semester program in Washington, D.C.

    Sponsored by The Fund for American Studies, in partnership with George Mason University, Capital Semester is an academic internship program that offers undergraduate students a first-hand look at international affairs and public policy through:

    * A guaranteed internship in foreign affairs or public policy
    * A full time course load in international economics and government
    * Exclusive lectures, briefings and professional development seminars
    * Housing just steps from the Supreme Court and Capitol building

    Our goal is to help students close the gap between theory and practice by developing skills to work on today's most pressing global and domestic policy issues. Building on what you have taught them in the classroom, we are committed to providing an educational experience that will prepare your students for successful careers in international affairs and beyond. The Presidential campaign of 2016 makes this summer a particularly exciting time for students to come to Washington, DC.

    Students should apply by April 15, 2016 for priority admission and
    scholarship consideration. We will accept applications on a rolling basis
    until the final deadline of June 1.

    Click here for more information!



    "No to Terrorism, Yes to Human Rights" (From Human Rights Watch- Thursday, April 28, 2016).

    "Letter to Tunisians

    Tunisians, in shock and horror over the recent terrorist attacks, have demanded strong and determined measures to eliminate terrorism. They understandably identify terrorism as a threat to both the Tunisian people and the nation.

    However, some provisions of the newly-adopted counterterrorism law raise the risk of serious human rights violations. Human Rights defenders have raised the alarm that the Tunisian authorities are treading a dangerous path in the name of striking back against terrorists.

    Those warnings have led to accusations that those who advocate human rights are “soft on” terrorists. Amid the rhetoric that has pervaded Tunisian public discourse lately, a core message has emerged: Human rights cannot be allowed to hinder necessary counterterrorism efforts."

    Click here to read on!

    "Empowering Sustainable Decisions at the 2016 GRI Conference- An Interview with Alyson Slater, GRI" (From JustMeans by Kelly Eisenhardt- Wednesday, April 13, 2016).

    "Sustainability issues are not just limited to GHG-emissions and water use. What are some of GRI’s priority program areas and what outcomes do they generate?

    There are many priorities for GRI to focus on these days. It’s important that GRI concentrate on what is most material to the companies and stakeholders that participate, including investor communities. New factors such as the Paris climate deal and the release of the UN Sustainable Development Goals make materiality and alignment of resources and priorities critical.

    Prioritizing enables us to understand how to push the needle forward on megatrends like climate change and human rights. This is done by building on foundational issues we already report on and by being open to new information."

    Click here to read the full piece!

    Check out Laura K. Graham's Book: Beyond Social Capital The Role of Leadership, Trust and Government Policy in Northern Ireland's Victim Support Groups.

    "Laura K. Graham is a Lecturer in Peace and Justice Studies at Tufts University, USA. She is a Tisch College Faculty Fellow and Principal Investigator on the Voice of Ferguson study of policing and justice in Ferguson, Missouri, USA.

    About the book:

    Drawing on lessons from civil society in Northern Ireland, Beyond Social Capital examines the limitations of social capital theory in deeply divided societies. It draws on an ethnographic study of victim support groups and evidence drawn from policymakers in Northern Ireland to reconceptualize the traditional bondingbridging distinction.

    The role of leadership is particularly examined, as the book highlights the complex and compelling ways in which leadership supports and shapes the activites, practices and motivations of the victim self-help industry in Northern Ireland. The multiple dimensions of this industry are explored, including: social and victim policy; prviate, statutorys, and voluntary sector collaboration; the political motivatiosn of victim support groups, and; the types of social capital being built in victim groups and the impact that this social capital has on victims and wider elements of the peace process"

    Click here to see more!

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