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IHP Social Entrepreneurship – India

Our journey continued from Sao Paulo, Brazil, to New Delhi, India, where we discovered a much different landscape – both in the field of social entrepreneurship as well as in our daily lives. Delhi is a hectic and colorful place that assaults the senses, and through our homestays, city adventures, classes, and site visits, we […]

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Quito, Habitat III

Quito, Habitat III Dear IHP Cities Community Greetings from Quito! For the week of 15 – 20 October, 2016, Sonny Singh (NYC Launch Coordinator) and I attended the third United Nations Habitat Conference in Quito, Ecuador. Nearly 40 000 delegates from all over the world converged in Quito: urbanists, academics, activists, and representatives of the […]

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IHP Cities in the 21st Century Fall 2016 – Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires Letter Home It’s hard to believe that it has been weeks since we left Buenos Aires, and we are now approaching the end of our time in Hanoi. Though Hanoi and Buenos Aires have proven to be cities that are drastically different in their culture and urban form, nevertheless there are similarities in […]

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IHP Climate Change Fall 2016 – Vietnam

Introduction to Vietnam! With over 20 hours of travelling (including one layover in Taipei), all 24 of us stumbled off the plane in Hanoi, Vietnam exhausted and relieved. If you were fortunate enough to have slept on the plane, you were a little more prepared for the upcoming day, although the 14-hour time difference from […]

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IHP Health and Community Track 2 Fall 2016 – Vietnam

Hello! After four fast weeks, we have concluded our time in Vietnam! We challenged our initial assumptions and broadened our thinking as we immersed ourselves in the new culture and learned from expert guest speakers. Our schedules were packed full; we wasted no time exploring this beautiful part of the world! Culture shock was expected, […]

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IHP Social Entrepreneurship – San Francisco

SEN Letter From San Francisco and São Paulo: As the pioneering SEN group, we have what seems like infinite memories and experiences to share from our launch in San Francisco and our month in São Paulo, Brazil. However, instead of attempting (and surely failing) to capture such detail, here are some specific stories we’d like […]

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IHP Rethinking Food Security Fall 2016 – San Francisco

  Dear friends and family, If you are reading this letter, you can be sure that we have safely completed Part 1 of our IHP: Rethinking Food Security Program. As expected, our launch was incredible. We had great speakers, fieldtrips, and community building activities all in Berkeley, California. Berkeley’s rich history in social activism and […]

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IHP Climate Change Fall 2016 – San Francisco

Classes During our IHP program, two of our classes, Fieldwork Ethics and Comparative Research Methods (ANTH 3500) and Political Economy and Environmental History (ECON 3010) will be taught by our travelling faculty member, Dr. Priya Chandasekaran. Our other two classes, Science and Policy of Climate Change (ECOL 3010), and Comparative Issues in Food, Water, and […]

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IHP Cities in the 21st Century Fall 2016 – NYC

Hello All! It’s been almost two weeks here in Argentina, and so much has happened that New York feels like ages ago. Don’t worry, the two weeks were very memorable, and we are excited to share our experiences – the icebreakers (the ice is basically broken now), the site visits, the guest lectures, and our […]

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IHP Health and Community Track 1 Fall 2016 – Washington, DC

To friends, family, and loved ones back home, Namaste from India!  e are alive and well, swiftly adapting to the food, culture, and environment here in New Delhi. We have so much to look forward to, but first we would love to share our journey and experiences so far, only three weeks into our 16 […]

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