Monthly Archives: June 2013

Summer in Jerusalem

Location, location, location.  Not only the 3 most important things to consider when buying a house, according to “Life’s Little Instruction book,” … also the most important when considering where to do a summer internship. For me, the required summer … Continue reading

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Fighting for the 11 Million

I knew that I was working with some pretty high rollers at the Center for American Progress when our first Immigration team meeting was promptly interrupted by a phone call for our Vice President.  Rolling her eyes, she stated, “Sorry, … Continue reading

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My Summer in Environmental Lobbying

This summer, I’m working as a Policy and Lobbying Intern with the League of Conservation Voters, the political arm of the environmental movement, in Washington, D.C. I mainly work with the lobbying team to target key Congress members on important … Continue reading

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Global Health and Lessons Learned In Geneva

By Tayeba Maktabi As I began to write this, I was surprised to find that I have been in Geneva for over a month already. I feel like I just got here yesterday. Time truly does fly when you are … Continue reading

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Al-Oomam Mootahida

Al-Oomam Mootahida.  I had laughed when I saw this word in Lesson One of Book One of our Arabic textbook.  Should I really learn how to say “The United Nations” before I can say please, thank you or excuse me?  … Continue reading

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Initiative Quinoa

Did you know that 2013 has been declared as the “International Year of Quinoa” (IYQ) by the United Nations? Here at the Food and Agriculture Organization’s Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean in Santiago, Chile, we are doing … Continue reading

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