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My Short Foray into Voluntourism

On July 19th 2015, I traveled to Istanbul, Turkey to teach at a 3-week summer camp for Syrian refugees. I specifically taught them computer skills, while others taught English, Arabic, Turkish, Art, and Quran (the Islamic holy book). This travel and volunteer model is typically labeled “voluntourism,” and is a growing – yet problematic – … Continue reading My Short Foray into Voluntourism

Let’s Not Repeat History – “The 9/11 of Paris”

Note: A French translation of this article is available here. This past Friday, over 100 people were killed and countless others injured in a highly coordinated terrorist attack in Paris, France. France’s president, Francois Hollande, was quick to respond and delivered a short speech in which he instituted a state of emergency and then also closed … Continue reading Let’s Not Repeat History – “The 9/11 of Paris”

«Le 11 Septembre de Paris»

Note: Une traduction anglaise de cet article est disponible ici. Vendredi, le 13 de Novembre, plus de 100 personnes ont été tuées et de nombreuses autres blessées dans une attaque terroriste hautement coordonnée à Paris, France. Le président, François Hollande, a répondu rapidement et a donné un court discours dans lequel il a institué l’état … Continue reading «Le 11 Septembre de Paris»

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