Bored & Confused: Is foreign aid helpful?

Foreign aid, in the modern sense, has meant government to government transactions in which the United States gives a huge amount of relief supplies to countries in need.  According to Professor Angus Deaton of Princeton University, “$134 billion of official aid still flows from donor governments to recipient governments.” However, all of this “aid” is almost […]

BUILD hosts Laurence Simon for discussion on development, social justice

Building Understanding through International Learning and Development (BUILD): Latin America and BUILD: India welcomed Laurence Simon, director of the Center for Global Development and Sustainability at Brandeis University, to talk about how international development focuses on ethics and morality last night in Eaton Hall.  Simon began by providing an overview of the center and the […]

Campus groups push for more training for students volunteering abroad

Representatives from on-campus groups working to increase training and preparation for students who volunteer abroad held a panel discussion in the Alumnae Lounge on Nov. 22. The discussion, called “Global Impacts: Questioning How Tufts Engages Abroad,” included groups and programs through which students often travel and volunteer internationally, such as GlobeMed, BUILD: Latin America, BUILD: India, Engineers Without Borders (EWB), Tufts Hillel, […]

International development hackathon to begin today

ID Hack, a 24-hour hackathon with a focus on international development, will be held at Tufts from Friday at 4 p.m. until Saturday at 4 p.m., according to organizer Morgan Babbs, a senior.  The event is the result of collaboration between Tufts, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard University, Babbs said. The event differs from an […]