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A Question Of Humanity, Ruani S. Freeman Mar 2013

A Question Of Humanity, Ruani S. Freeman

Colby Magazine

Lt. General Roméo Dalliare asks the West to consider its role in the genocide in Rwanda.


The Last Page: In Japan, Living With History, John Roderick Mar 2013

The Last Page: In Japan, Living With History, John Roderick

Colby Magazine

When John Roderick ’36 wants to get away, he goes back centuries.


Peace In Phnom Penh: Jim Cousins Finds Refuge And Regeneration In The Reborn Cambodian Capital, Frank Bures Mar 2013

Peace In Phnom Penh: Jim Cousins Finds Refuge And Regeneration In The Reborn Cambodian Capital, Frank Bures

Colby Magazine

Jim Cousins ’75, M.D., was working long hours in an emergency room when an opportunity arose and he took it.


The Last Page: Egypt's Rise: Serving Security Through Development, Yvonne Siu Feb 2013

The Last Page: Egypt's Rise: Serving Security Through Development, Yvonne Siu

Colby Magazine

Yvonne Siu ’03 on Egypt’s democracy.


Having A Ball In Japan: Larry Rocca Helps Stoke The Rising Interest In Japanese Baseball, Paul Karr Feb 2013

Having A Ball In Japan: Larry Rocca Helps Stoke The Rising Interest In Japanese Baseball, Paul Karr

Colby Magazine

Larry Rocca ’90 made the jump just in time. The former baseball beat writer, now in the front office of the Chiba Lotte Marines baseball team in Tokyo, is a catalyst in the historic melding of two baseball cultures


A Fine Line: Oscar-Nominated Filmmakers Andrea Nix Fine And Sean Fine Strike A Balance Between Tragedy And Beauty, Gerry Boyle Feb 2013

A Fine Line: Oscar-Nominated Filmmakers Andrea Nix Fine And Sean Fine Strike A Balance Between Tragedy And Beauty, Gerry Boyle

Colby Magazine

Documentary filmmaker Andrea Nix Fine ’91 and her husband and co-director, Sean Fine, wanted their film War/Dance to tell the world the story of children living in a refugee camp in war-torn northern Uganda. The world watched, as War/Dance was nominated for an Academy Award.


The Last Page: My Baldness, Tibet's Bareness, Tenzin Dawoe Tsewang Feb 2013

The Last Page: My Baldness, Tibet's Bareness, Tenzin Dawoe Tsewang

Colby Magazine

Tenzin Dawoe Tsewang ’07 on Tibet’s travails.


Views On China: Colbians Offer Varied Perspectives On One Of The World's Most Fascinating Places, Cultures, Economies, Peoples, Martin Connelly Feb 2013

Views On China: Colbians Offer Varied Perspectives On One Of The World's Most Fascinating Places, Cultures, Economies, Peoples, Martin Connelly

Colby Magazine

Alumni and students with strong ties to China reflect on that vast nation’s fascinating past and fast-changing present.


Innocents Abroad: Gary Newton Manages Global Efforts To Help The World's Most Vulnerable Children, Alexis Grant Feb 2013

Innocents Abroad: Gary Newton Manages Global Efforts To Help The World's Most Vulnerable Children, Alexis Grant

Colby Magazine

Gary Newton ’72 manages global efforts to help vulnerable kids.


Proxy Citizenship And Transnational Advocacy: Colombian Activists From Putumayo To Washington, Dc, Winifred Tate Feb 2013

Proxy Citizenship And Transnational Advocacy: Colombian Activists From Putumayo To Washington, Dc, Winifred Tate

Faculty Scholarship

Proxy citizenship is the mechanism through which certain rights of citizenship—the ability to make claims for redress to a state—are conferred on activists through relationships with NGOs. Focusing on advocacy from within the policy process, U.S. and Colombian NGOs channeled political legitimacy and rights of access to Colombians, whose claims emerge from the experience of governance as articulated through testimony. This process, and its roots within the shared history of the Putumayo region of Colombia and Washington, DC, reveals emerging practices of citizenship claims and transnational political participation.


Remapping Nature: Motherhood, Autonomy, And Anti-Mining Activism In Íntag, Ecuador, Ellicott K. Dandy Jan 2013

Remapping Nature: Motherhood, Autonomy, And Anti-Mining Activism In Íntag, Ecuador, Ellicott K. Dandy

Honors Theses

This honors thesis explores the social changes that women engaged in anti-mining activism bring to a region in rural Ecuador. I discuss the ways in which they incorporate their activist techniques into everyday life, using their status as mothers to access public discourses of environmentalism, and ultimately rewrite gender roles locally. Framing the mining conflict as a catalyst for social change, I draw parallels between this movement and indigenous politics in Ecuador, propose new interpretations of the mestizo ethnic identity and assimilation in the Spanish Empire, and finally, make the case for a nature-centric cultural analysis in anthropology.


We Came! We Stripped! We Conquered! The Sextremist Feminists Of Femen In Ukrainian Historical Context And Contemporary Controversy, Jayeon Kim Jan 2013

We Came! We Stripped! We Conquered! The Sextremist Feminists Of Femen In Ukrainian Historical Context And Contemporary Controversy, Jayeon Kim

Honors Theses

In 2008, Anna Hutsol, an economist by training, founded feminist organization FEMEN (Megginson 2011). Comprised mostly of university-educated women, FEMEN has received international media coverage, encountered controversy, and received death threats for their topless protests. For their activism, French magazine Madame Figaro ranked one of the founding members Inna Schevchenko on the 13th position in their list of Women of the Year (Madame Figaro 2012). They have delivered lectures on their movement at international forums and universities. FEMEN now has chapters in Brazil, Tunisia, France and Germany. FEMEN activists attribute their visibility to “sextremism,” their tactic of using the ...


Aiding Or Abetting? An Analysis Of Medical Humanitarian Aid In Complex Humanitarian Emergencies, Claire Dunn Jan 2013

Aiding Or Abetting? An Analysis Of Medical Humanitarian Aid In Complex Humanitarian Emergencies, Claire Dunn

Honors Theses

Medical humanitarianism is generally viewed very positively by society. Selfless humanitarians are going to war-torn, disaster-affected, or otherwise undesirable locations to provide medical care to those who are in need. However, when considered more carefully, it becomes clear that there are many problematic aspects of humanitarian aid. That is not to say that humanitarian aid is unnecessary, but rather that humanitarian actions are likely to have some unintended consequences or fail to live up to their potential no matter how well-meaning the intentions. Acknowledging that medical humanitarianism is but a single component of the response to complex humanitarian emergencies and ...


Through The Eyes Of Urban Students: Educational Inequality And Socioeconomic Disparities In Santiago, Chile, Hillary Sapanski Jan 2013

Through The Eyes Of Urban Students: Educational Inequality And Socioeconomic Disparities In Santiago, Chile, Hillary Sapanski

Honors Theses

This project explores student perceptions of educational inequality in Santiago, Chile. Educational inequality in Santiago is statistically well documented; this study is novel in that it gives voice to the students. Despite a major emerging middle class, across all classes there is an overwhelming awareness of inequality. The results in this study are two-fold: not only do the diverse student experiences illustrate the stark divisions in the Chilean education system and society, but their experiences also demonstrate the development of a critical consciousness empowering students to act. Although there are limitations, student contributions to the ongoing conversation about inequality and ...


Scripture And Fiction: An Aesthetic Approach To The Little Pilgrim, Brian Russo Jan 2013

Scripture And Fiction: An Aesthetic Approach To The Little Pilgrim, Brian Russo

Honors Theses

The Little Pilgrim is written by Korean author Ko Un and was translated into English by Brother Anthony of Taizé. This text, a fictional rendering of the Gandavyuha Sutra, is an instant classic of contemporary Buddhist literature. The Gandavyuha Sutra comprises one-third of the fifteen hundred page Avatamsaka (Flower Garland) Sutra. The Avatamsaka has been described as the epitome of Buddhist thought, Buddhist sentiment, and Buddhist experience and is popular with all schools of Mahayana Buddhism, in particular, The Pure Land and Zen. The Avatamsaka Sutra is the longest sutra of the Buddhist canon and one of the oldest, dating ...