[caption id="attachment_1705" align="aligncenter" width="640"] From left to right:Anna, Alison, Robynn, Alejandro, Hannah, Diamond and Kathryn.[/caption] The Taj Mahal is an ivory-white marble mausoleum on the south bank of the Yamuna river in the Indian city of Agra. It was commissioned in 1632 by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan to house the tomb of his favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal; it also houses the tomb of Shah Jahan himself. Wikipedia
On January 1, 2020, Dr. Polkinghorn and his group began their journey to India. Here are a couple of pictures from the trip. We look forward to getting many pictures from their adventure with Arun Gandhi. Here is the opening day's meeting. [huge_it_portfolio id="4"]
A native of Belfast, Northern Ireland, Peter Kelly has worked with survivors of terrorism for two decades. As a campaign strategist for those affected by 'Ireland's September 11th' and other global atrocities, Peter has leveraged the power of the media and political arena to promote justice and solidarity for terrorism victims worldwide. As a political journalist, speechwriter and tactician, Peter has networked global survivors groups together to promote their role within counter terrorism efforts. At the Center, he researches these dynamics in new programs to involve victims voices' in countering violent extremism, an initiative supported by the United Nations. Peter holds a BA in Politics & English from Queen's University Belfast, MA in International Peace Studies from the Kroc Institute at the University of Notre Dame, and is currently working on…
Right after graduation Noah, a Senior Research Fellow with the center, headed out for military training. He managed to make it back to SU for a week in July and then departed for Taiwan to undertake his Fulbright Scholar experience. Noah is one of four SU students who received a Fulbright this year. It is the highest academic honor the Federal Government bestows and he is an ideal recipient. Through Fulbright he is working on a Masters degree in Asia-Pacific Studies at the National Chengchi University. Noah will then report for active duty.
Abey was the first undergraduate to receive the center’s UNITAR Fellow as well as a recipient of the Bosserman UNESCO Fellowship. He is in Tanzania on a Boren Scholarship studying Swahili and will return in February. Abey has received other scholarship offers and is in the envious, if not stressful, position of having to decide what to do next as he completes his studies at SU.