Aniqa Islam

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UConn Awarded 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund Grant

The 100,000 Strong in the AmericasInnovation Fund is the dynamic public-private sector partnership between the U.S. Department of State, Partners of the Americas, and NAFSA: Association of International Educators. 

Global Culture in the World of Puppetry at the Ballard Institute

The Ballard Institute and Museum occupies a unique national position as the only university puppet museum in the United States.

Cycles & Cyclones – Riding on the Wheels of Opportunity

There’s a storm brewing and Albert Einstein, famed physicist, caught wind of it.

Resisting The “Wheels of History” – Rupture and Remembrance in Cambodian American Memory Work

The wheel of history is inexorably turning: he who cannot keep pace with it shall be crushed." – Khmer Rouge Saying.

A sad little boy in a Syrian refugee camp in Turkey. (Getty Images)

Moral Obligations and the Syrian Refugee Crisis

It’s hard to imagine the harrowing journey of the Syrian family seeking refuge. Fleeing across deserts and seas, risking their lives for the glimmer of hope on the horizon, like a mirage just out of reach. With over 12 million people displaced—half of Syria’s population and three times the population of Connecticut—UConn faculty and students found themselves asking how they could help, and wanted to bring the stories from along the borders of Syria to the shores of Connecticut so we could share in their reality.

3rd Annual Abu Dhabi Strategic Debate – From the Rise & Fall of World Powers to the Geopolitical Impact of Cybersecurity

The EPC articulates its vision as specializing in “forecasting the future of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) countries, regional and international policy trends, and the impact of different geopolitical projects on the region.”