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IHP Human Rights Spring 2016 – Nepal

“Letter Home” Nepal Country Team IHP Human Rights Spring 2016   Introduction                                 It is important to start out by saying that this “letter” is by no means an attempt to condense Nepal, speak on behalf of Nepali people, or detail a universal “Nepali experience.” We did not experience all of Nepal, and that […]

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IHP Human Rights Fall 2015 – Jordan

Dear Future IHP Students, We had a wonderful and challenging month in Amman and we hope you will too. Upon arriving, we were taken to a restaurant where we were served pita, falafel, cucumbers, and hummus, a traditional dish of the region, no doubt. As a vegetarian (1 of 5), I thoroughly enjoyed the meal […]

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IHP Human Rights Fall 2015 – Chile

“To study human rights you shouldn’t write so much, you should feel and listen.” – Raquel Marillanca, Mapuche leader   Resistance. Welcome. Reciprocity. Community. Solidarity. Looking back. Moving forward.   No words can fully do justice to our journey in Chile, from the moment we arrived in the cozy Dominica Hostel to our departure from […]

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IHP Human Rights Fall 2015 – Nepal

Dear family and friends,   As the Fall 2015 IHP: Human Rights crew traveled to our first destination after the two-week orientation in New York City, we had very little idea of what to expect in Kathmandu, Nepal.  Though we all lived and shared classes in Patan, which is separated from Kathmandu proper by the […]

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IHP Human Rights Spring 2015 – Chile

Chile Santiago and Curarrehue We are currently sitting in a volcanic ash storm in Curarrehue in the south of Chile. It is 11 am and it is pitch black outside. Cocina Mapuche in Curarrehue, Chile. Picture credit: Lizzy Brilliant We are currently at Cocina Mapuche where we ate two times. The Mapuche woman who co   […]

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Letter Home: Human Rights Launch Highlights from New York City

We will have to deal with more intellectual ambiguity, emotional challenges and, sometimes, moral dilemmas, but we feel safe and confident in this supportive and collaborative IHP learning community. Dear friends and family, We had an incredible start to our IHP journey in New York City! Despite the cold and Snowmaggedon—which wasn’t really worth the […]

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Letter Home from Chile

A Letter Home from students on the IHP Human Rights Fall 2014 program: Dear IHP Family, ¡Hola y mari mari de Chile! We write to you bearing stories of transitional justice in Santiago, volcano-hiking and Mapuche struggles in Temuco and Curarrehue, and flailing our way through ordering empanadas in Spanish … everywhere we go. We started […]

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Letter Home from Santiago, Chile

A digital letter home from students on the IHP Human Rights: Foundations, Challenges, and Advocacy Spring 2014 program:  

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Letter Home from Amman, Jordan

A Letter Home from students on the IHP Human Rights: Foundations, Challenges, and Advocacy Spring 2014 program: Kathmandu was a hard city to leave behind.  I’m no urban studies major, but there is a certain energy to the winding narrow streets, the fractals of courtyards that direct the vibrant car and foot traffic bustling colorfully […]

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Letter Home from Kathmandu, Nepal

A Letter Home from students on the IHP Human Rights: Foundations, Challenges, and Advocacy program:   Transitions from one country to another are often the most challenging aspect of IHP. In this picture, we are just arriving to Nepal, and as you can see, sleep deprivation has kicked in. Nevertheless, ourexcitement of being in a […]

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