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Hope everyone had a great semester! On behalf of the Peace and Justice Studies Program I would like to wish you an enjoyable holiday season and new year !

-Adiel Pollydore, Program Assistant

PJS Newsletter - 12/08/14


  • Looking for a job?: Seniors check out fellowship opportunities you can apply to over winter break!
  • Interested in going abroad? Check out a eduaction oriented program in South Africa!
  • Get involved with the Tisch College: Find out how you can participate in one of their many paid internship opportunities!

Campus News & Events

Justice for Janitors
Tuesday Dec. 9th at 11:30 am Upper Campus Center Patio
Rallyand March with Tufts Janitors. Demand justice together!

Funding & Other Opportunities

Announcing Global Hangouts

Americans for UNESCO, GenUN, Global Changemakers, Young Professionals In Foreign Policy, and other partners from around the world are excited to announce the launch of Global Hangouts. Global Hangouts is a new initiative to connect young people across the globe to discuss pressing international issues. You’ll be matched up with a young person from a different country to talk about education, culture, health care, youth political engagement, and related topics. More than 500 people from more than 75 countries have already signed up – join them! Whether you’re looking for support starting an international advocacy project or you just want the opportunity to expand your perspective on important global issues, Global Hangouts are a great way to connect with people all over the world. To learn more and sign up, visit: Within a few weeks of signing up, you’ll receive an email with your match. Questions? Contact

Attend the Career & Internship Connections Career Fairs & Interview Days!

New York – Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Washington DC – Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Los Angeles – Thursday, January 8, 2015
Boston – Friday, January 9, 2015
Student Registration now open

Attend these special off-campus recruiting events during winter break! The format features both a career fair AND face-to-face interviews for jobs and internships in a variety of disciplines. The list of jobs, as well as all of the event and application information, can be found on the Career Center website’s CIC page. You can also view lists of organizations by city: New York City | Washington, D.C. | Los Angeles | Boston .

Open to all Tufts undergraduates. Create an account and apply for pre-selected interviews in the cities of your choice by December 1.

Tisch Summer Fellows Program
Tuesday, December 9 | 1:00 p.m. | Rabb Room, Lincoln Filene Hall

The Tisch Summer Fellows (TSF) program is an opportunity for Tufts students to gain real-world skills, grow their networks, and explore career paths while building stronger communities on a local, national or international level. TSF fellowships are available for undergraduate, graduate, and professional school students.

Each TSF program is unique—placement opportunities vary for each program. Domestic programs in Washington, D.C., Massachusetts, and New York feature specific internship positions while, for the international program, students design their own project. Read more about the 60 students who participated in 2014 placements and projects.

The TSF program is funded in part by a generous gift from the James and Judith K. Dimon Foundation established by Judy and Jamie Dimon, A78. In New York, specific placements are sponsored by generous individual donors.

Online Guide to Peace and Conflict Studies Programs (undergraduate and graduate)
This is a list of online links to undergraduate and graduate peace and conflict programmatic listings.
Click here to access resources

Conferences, Workshops& Study Abroad

One Heart Source is currently accepting applications for our 2015 Volunteer Programs in South Africa.

In 2015, we are offering a variety of 2 and 4-week programs in Cape Town, South Africa! Programs Offered: April 20 - November 6, 2015.

As an OHS Volunteer, you will:
* Integrate yourself into and work closely with members of the local community to create positive social uplift
* Teach primary school students through a mentorship program focused on building strong Math and English foundations, while empowering students
* Exchange ideas and culture with people from around the world
* Lead after-school programs in non-traditional subjects like dance, debate, art, and sports
* Work with a small, dynamic team of international university and graduate students
* Develop empathy, confidence, and leadership skills while pursuing social justice

We at One Heart Source believe in creating lasting social change through education and human connection. We encourage you to take a step towards providing a more socially just future for some of the most marginalized communities in the world.



SENIORS: Match Education seeking teachers-in-training!

This teacher training program was recently recognized by US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan for its innovation. Program participants receive training on how to become highly effective first-year teachers (there is a near 100% placement rate in high performing urban schools). In addition, teacher residents receive housing and a living stipend while completing their Master’s. The teacher residency is only available in Boston, but there are tutoring opportunities (for those just looking to do an urban education gap year) also available in Boston.

Here are some links that you may be interested in: Match Education’s “About Us” page, Our Graduate School of Education, Info on our 1-Year Tutoring Program.

We’re looking for seniors who either (1) want to spend a year working closely with students in Boston while training to be a teacher, OR (2) want to spend a year in Boston working closely with students before heading off to grad school or another career. You can contact our recruiting team directly at

Apply to be a 2015-2016 Global Health Fellow

There is no single experience, background, quality or skill that makes someone the “right” candidate for the fellowship. Rather, we are looking for outstanding individuals who are seeking to apply their skills and their passion for health equity to a lifelong community of global changemakers. We do not expect that fellows will have a background in public health or that they have been involved in international development work before. We believe that global health organizations can greatly benefit from individuals who have worked in or studied a wide variety of fields. We strongly encourage applicants from all sectors to apply, including but by no means limited to engineering, finance, consulting, government, architecture, research, technology, and education.

Applications close February 3, 2015. Positions for the 2015-2016 fellowship and Part 2 of the application will be posted on December 9, 2014.

Application Requirements:

Be 30 or under at the start of the fellowship
Have an undergraduate university degree by July 2015
Be proficient in English

If you are interested in browsing through development jobs to get an idea of what kind of career options are available for PJS majors, visit DevEx's website, where they have the most comprehensive listing of international development, global health, and humanitarian aid jobs:



Activist Paulina Gonzalez puts pressure on banks to help the poor
(From LA Times, BY E. SCOTT RECKARD November 30, 2014)
Former union organizer and community activist Paulina Gonzalez, 41, became executive director this year of the California Reinvestment Coalition, an advocate for better financial services and affordable housing in low-income neighborhoods.

Housing counselors, consumer advocates and legal service providers are among the San Francisco group's 300 members. The nonprofit uses the 1977 Community Reinvestment Act to contest bank acquisitions, urging regulators to require merging banks to provide more loans and other resources to the poor and minorities.
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Protests after NYPD officer cleared in chokehold death
( France24, 2014-12-05 Sophie Pilgrim)
The decision not to indict police officer Daniel Pantaleo over the killing of 43-year-old Eric Garner in New York’s Staten Island drew immediate comparisons with a controversial ruling last week in Ferguson, Missouri, which saw white police officer Darren Wilson cleared over the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown.

Garner, a father of six, had been accused of illegally selling cigarettes on a Staten Island sidewalk on July 17 when he was wrestled to the ground by police and put into a chokehold position, which is prohibited in New York. The police claimed he had resisted arrest. The episode, which was filmed by an onlooker, showed Garner pleading with the officers restraining him stating that he couldn’t breathe. The officers ignored him, and he suffered a cardiac arrest and died. The city's medical examiner previously ruled the death a homicide.
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To the South Pole and back — the hardest 105 days of my life
(From TED Talks TED2014 · 17:04 · Filmed Mar 2014 )
This year, explorer Ben Saunders attempted his most ambitious trek yet. He set out to complete Captain Robert Falcon Scott’s failed 1912 polar expedition — a four-month, 1,800-mile round trip journey from the edge of Antarctica to the South Pole and back. In the first talk given after his adventure, just five weeks after his return, Saunders offers a raw, honest look at this “hubris”-tinged mission that brought him to the most difficult decision of his life.
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Ukraine: After a Successful Election, the Urgency of Reform
(From USIP Friday, December 5, 2014By: Colin Cleary)
The victory for pro-Western parties in Ukraine’s recent parliamentary election offers a historic chance for Ukraine to break out of the cycle of poor governance and corruption that has plagued it since independence – and made it vulnerable to Russian aggression. Perhaps the most encouraging result of the balloting is that dedicated young reformers, such as a group I met in Kirovograd in south-central Ukraine, will insist on institutional reform and rapid progress and give the upcoming parliament a very different tone.
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