2009 Travel Reports – Dillon Barron – Uganda

I spent my two months in Uganda working in Naama Parish, a small village located about an hour outside of the capital city of Kampala. My connection with the Naama community began in the summer of 2008, when a group of students and I were approached by a doctor at Duke Medical Center, a native […]

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2009 Travel Reports – Virginia Rieck – Muhuru Bay, Kenya

Charting a Path from Research to Learning This summer, from June 18, 2009 to August 16, 2009, after receiving a grant from the Duke University Center for International Studies, I collaborated with Dr. Sherryl Broverman, Dr. Eve Puffer, and Dr. Eric Green of Duke and New York Universities to develop and investigate methods for using […]

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2009 Travel Reports – Ciara Wirth – Ecuador

My objectives for this research project were to determine Waorani perceptions of resource scarcity, articulations of culture, and education objectives/concerns. My research was initiated upon arriving in Ecuador on May 5th, and was completed the day prior to my departure on August 1st. I conducted my research principally through formal interviews and informal conversations; however, […]

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2009 Travel Reports – Mary Turnipseed – International Marine Conservation Congress/TEDGlobal

With my funding from the Duke University Center for International Studies, I traveled to Fairfax, Virginia, this summer to participate in the first International Marine Conservation Congress, and to Oxford University to attend the TEDGlobal conference.1 I had initially applied for DUCIS funding to attend a meeting of the Shrimp Aquaculture Dialogue in Jakarta, Indonesia. […]

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2009 Student Travel Reports – Allison Cordell – Moscow, Russia

My summer research was invaluable for continued progress on my senior honors thesis. The topic of my project is democracy promotion policies in the Russian Federation. Funding from the DUCIS Summer Research Award enabled me to travel to Moscow, Russia and meet with members of various institutions involved in democracy assistance to Russia. I conducted […]

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