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Alanya Dhalla – Blog 4.5: It’s all about the people…

On a recent trip to Khao Yai National Park with some friends, I was reminded about the importance and significance of everyday connections and interactions. I often find myself taking pictures of the scenery or forgetting to take pictures at… Continue Reading →

Nick Harrison – Blog 4: The beautiful nature of small communities

There’s something about small communities that I love. The familiar faces and open spaces that are typical of small communities are things that make me feel like I’m at home. I think growing up in a small community has made… Continue Reading →

Mackenzie Martin – Blog 4: Community and the importance of consistency

One of the programs that MSRI runs under the arm of the volunteer coordinators are workshops for the refugees and asylum-seekers registered with MSRI. These workshops typically fall under two themes, either health awareness or vocational training. They range from… Continue Reading →

Alanya Dhalla – Blog 4: ‘Irregular migrants, Refugees, or Trafficked Persons?’

The eleventh issue of the Anti-Trafficking Review was released this past week on the theme ‘Irregular Migrants, Refugees or Trafficked Persons?’ The Anti-Trafficking Review is an open access, peer reviewed journal that is published biannually by the Global Alliance Against… Continue Reading →

Kanika Varma – Blog 3: I’m lucky, I’m so incredibly lucky.

This month has been full of reflections and gratitude, the inspiration for this blog came from a museum visit to Tokyo and a conversation with my little sister. I was telling her about Japan and all the things that have… Continue Reading →

Ratana Ly – Blog 1: Spiritual beliefs and Cambodia

I revisited my spiritual beliefs during the fieldwork in Cambodia last summer. Shortly before I took the bus alone from the capital to Kratie province to conduct the fieldwork, a friend attempted to amuse me with a “real” ghost tale…. Continue Reading →

Courtenay Jacklin – Blog 5: Dear Future Intern

Dear Future Intern, Each time I’ve sat down to write this final blog post, I haven’t been able to find the words to finish the sentences I start.   I wish I could express the thoughts and feelings inspired my… Continue Reading →

Mikaela Chia – Blog 3: From Here to There and Here Again: Contrasts, Intersections, and Gol Guppa

Confusion. Challenges. Happiness. Connection. Consuming culture. (Un)learning. Relearning. Humility. Confidence. Excitement. Exhaustion. Laughter (often at myself, or at our Google-translate mediated conversations). Silence. Dancing. Sitting. Frustration. Joy. It has been 4 months since I moved from the quaint city of… Continue Reading →

Jacob Derksen – Blog 3: Asia-Afrika and the “Spirit of Bandung”

This past weekend, I had the amazing opportunity to attend the 2nd Biennial International Conference on International Relations & 12th Congress of Asian Political and International Studies Association 2018 (lets just call it ICON-IR 2018). It was definitely a highlight… Continue Reading →

Kanika Varma – Blog 2: Home-making and Settling in

The city of Yokohama, where I will be based for the entirety of my internship, is one of the most international cities in Japan. It is known as a trade and business centre located near Tokyo. CITYNET’s office is in… Continue Reading →

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