Difference of opinion must necessitate debate and dialogue but in today’s time it compartmentalizes individuals in environments unsuitable for any discussion. This has led to gaps in societies world over and therefore, the choice of “Mind the gap” as the central theme for the three day long Global Scholars Symposium (GSS) was in sync […]

  1) The Cambridge University Botanic Garden Cambridge University’s beautiful botanic garden is home to more than 8,000 different species situated on 40 acres of land. For those keen on the outdoors, the Botanic Gardens are a great way to enjoy the fresh air without having to leave the city centre.   2) The Fitzwilliam […]

FrameWorks’ Interdisciplinary Team of Social Scientists Takes Guesswork out of Communications Practice When advocates at nonprofit or non-governmental organizations want to change public opinions about social issues, they often look to experts in marketing and public relations. These communications professionals carry out a range of valuable activities that aim to raise awareness about issues, change […]

Highlights from May 14, day two. Our opening keynote on Day Two was from Professor Margaret MacMillan, on “Learning from the past: history in the present”. Professor MacMillan encouraged everyone, regardless of their background, to learn history, and not just the facts, but how it’s made as well. History changes over time; Professor MacMillan explained […]

The 2016 Global Scholars Symposium kicked off on the morning of Friday, 13 May. After registration, we all sat down to listen to the Symposium start. The afternoon began with an opening discussion on the theme from GSS Executive member, Rebecca Peters. Rebecca discussed the origins on the 2016 Symposium theme Spaces in Between.  She […]

Resisting Systemic Oppression through Critical Peace Education “I live inside the belly of the rough, Compton USA made me an Angel on Angel Dust”- Kendrick Lamar, m.A.A.D City (2012)  Across the US, socioeconomically disadvantaged young men of color are increasingly vulnerable to negative or violent experiences  that range from witnessing or being a victim of […]

An Affront against All Women Laws passed for the protection of women are rarely made in the interest of women.   Over the past three weeks, the North Carolina General Assembly (NCGA) has come under attack by national corporations and local activists alike for passing House Bill 2, a bill that, among many other provisions, […]

Why geography is better without a map Since my earliest days in mom-imposed gingham and saddle shoes, I approached each school year with no small amount of energy and romance. I lined up office supplies and color-coded file folders, as if an organized desk ensured an organized mind. Coming up to Oxford, the start of […]

A Secular Age? Re-Enchantment in the Mosque Are we witnessing the clash of civilizations, as predicted by Samuel Huntington? The rise of the secular and fall of religion in Europe and the United States? Or are we instead witnessing the growth of in-between spaces that take for granted a reality of multiple or fused identities—the […]

Crafting Change Agents Through Dialogue in South Africa and the US Over the past year, in collaboration with my friend, Isabel Morgan, we founded Crafting Change Agents (CCA), as a means to provide opportunities for civic engagement and leadership development for underrepresented undergraduate students. We envision a transnational social justice network of youth scholar‐activists that […]