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From Scotland Street to the World: Student researchers reflect on Fall 2021 events

By Caroline Mahoney ’22 In the midst of changing circumstances due to the pandemic, GRI aimed to maintain high-quality research and learning experiences for

Turning the page into a new chapter: From dissertation to book

By Alexandra Byrne ’23 In an effort to hone her book’s argument, organization, and style before it goes to publishers for review, Assistant Professor

Finding magic in the unplanned: Highlighting traditions, culture, and adventures of the Samburu people

By Erin Dowd ’21 In March of 2020, I was lucky enough to be accepted as a Summer Fellow through the Global Research Institute.

Identifying a “Source of Hope” While Studying Economic Outcomes of Climate Change and Intergenerational Health Issues

By Madeline S. Helfer ’22 In the fall semester of 2019, Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics, Ranjan Shrestha, approached me with an opportunity. As

TUFF Cookies: Students aim for policy impact through hard-hitting research, part two

By Kyra Solomon, Brad Parks, Soren Patterson This blog was re-posted from The First Tranche. View the original post. The result of more than 100

TUFF Cookies: Students aim for policy impact through hard-hitting research, part one

By Kyra Solomon, Brad Parks, Soren Patterson This blog was re-posted from The First Tranche. View the original post. Over the last two decades, China

Applying MATSim to Study Movement Across Campus: Steps and Takeaways

By Alex Raposo ’22 As a GRI Summer Fellow, Alex Raposo worked with Frank Qiu and Luca Paravano under the instruction of Data Science

“We Were Able to Dream Big” — Reflections on the Fifth Annual WMGIC

By Kiran Rachamallu ’23, WMGIC V External Relations Director For 24 hours from March 19-20, 2021, 120 students across 15 universities participated in the

Six International Security Challenges, Six Solutions: 2021 PIPS Symposium

Fellows at GRI’s Project on International Peace and Security (PIPS) participated in two virtual symposiums this year — first to the campus community on