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Refugees and Global Migration

Foreign Policy Association
Karen Jacobsen’s “Refugees and Global Migration” article published in Great Decisions: Foreign Policy Association

Force of Nature

Tufts Magazine
Inside Cristiana Paşca Palmer's (F06, F14) desperate fight to slow the global wave of plant and animal extinctions—before it's too late.

Hunting Ebola’s Origins

Tufts Now
Two Tufts alumni contributed to research providing a critical clue into the mysterious cause of the deadliest Ebola outbreak in history

Focusing on the Humanities

Tufts Now
Humanistic inquiry can play a critical role in helping society, says Kamran Rastegar, new director of the Center for the Humanities at Tufts

The currency of connections: Why local support systems are integral to helping people recover in South Sudan

Feinstein International Center
This report describes variations in households’ social connectedness and their related abilities to benefit from local support systems. Additionally, it considers the different obligations that households and economic actors have to support others in their communities and whether such support is reciprocal. Findings are based on 67 qualitative semi-structured interviews conducted in October 2018 in Panyijar County (southern Unity State). Respondents included a diverse sample of households, economic actors, and key informants. The project is carried out in a partnership between Mercy Corps and Feinstein International Center. This report is made possible by the support of the American People through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), with support from the Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance.

This Diet Is Better For the Planet. But Is It Better For You, Too?

To help protect the planet and promote good health, people should eat less than 1 ounce of red meat a day and limit poultry and milk, too. That's according to a new report from some of the top names in nutrition science. People should instead consume more nuts, fruits and vegetables, legumes, and whole grains, the report says. The strict recommended limits on meat are getting pushback.

Maduro's Power in Venezuela Seems Stable, for Now

Foreign Policy
Katrina Burgess, an associate professor at The Fletcher School, comments on opposition leader Juan Guaidó declaring himself interim president of Venezuela, noting that she supposes “conditions could still get worse for the average Venezuelan, but they are so, so bad right now.”