Follow the link below for the Prezi I presented at the EduLearn13 conference in Barcelona on July 2nd. Click here.Read more "EduLearn 2013"
My last few days in Afghanistan were spent finishing up a condensed summer session of Digital Media Literacy and Skills, a course I designed and really enjoyed teaching. The students ambushed me at the end of the course and gave me flowers, taking me to a colleague and friend’s office, the resident photographer, to document […]Read more "Something nice about Afghanistan"
Watching “Lie to Me,” a show that was shared with me in the usual exchange among expats, I found this gem: Well then, I’m sure that somewhere in Kabul Province there is a path that looks like this. And Lie to Me, apparently stopped airing in 2011. So I can’t really blame the show per […]Read more "Some sort of view of Kabul"
It was good to be back in Uganda. The staff at Endiro, the local coffee shop, frequented by Ugandan business people and expats alike, remember me. I got a free refill with only a smile. The nightclubs may have changed and there are a lot of new buildings, but it feels very much like I’m […]Read more "Home away from home"
As a horribly unreliable photography, let me make a picture in words. This morning as I rode in the first row of the shuttle to get to campus, my usual seat, we passed shop after shop where men, and in some cases children, were digging their way out of the recent snow. The trees glistened […]Read more "Kabul in the Snow"
So, I’ve been trying to think of how to blog about this new transition. It’s hard because I’m surrounded by so many Afghanistan experts, from natives to long-term expats to know-it-all short term expats. Sparks, who often instigates blog posts from me when I feel social pressure to avoid it, asked me to write about […]Read more "Surprising things about Kabul*"
If you have come here to help me, you are wasting your time. But if you have comebecause your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together. In 2009, as a new graduate student in the Peace and Conflict Resolution program at American University, I went out to a neighborhood bar with a fellow […]Read more "I’m here to help"
– human rights advocate in Liberia, 2009 workshop. As I prepare to leave for Afghanistan and begin to focus my attention on a part of the world I know little to nothing about, I have been reviewing literature about education in post conflict reconstruction (which is not what I’ll be doing, but what I’m interested […]Read more "“We are all perpetuators, we are all victims”"
For those who were not present Sunday July 29th, at 10pm, over drinks in Jinja, Uganda, here’s the full version of my response to the end of year assignment for Global Health Corps. I am part of the global health movement because I believe in human rights. I believe we are all guaranteed the same […]Read more "Why I’m part of the global health movement"