The Gastronomical Endeavors of a Hungry Canadian


I apologize for the tardiness of time between blog posts but I’m just finishing up my internship and deadlines abound.  After three months of trying everything I could get my hands on (literally, utensils are shunned by us foodies here, they slow you down), I think I’m finally ready to write about a topic very dear to my heart.


The Power of Soft Power

Since arriving in Guinea more than two months ago something has struck me as odd.  Guinea is a patriotic country and justifiably so; as a nation, the Guinean identity was forged long ago in the 1870s, when the French began expanding into West Africa. It was during this time that Guinean heroes like Samori Touré bitterly opposed occupation. He committed 15 years of his life to fighting the French and it was only after his capture in 1898 that the French were able to establish themselves here.


Observations from the Field

Greetings from Guinea!


Welcome to Guinea

Greetings all!


Ethiopia: Part 2

Kathryn Gullason


Hi or tadiyass (hello in Ethiopia’s national language of Amharic) from here in Addis Ababa.


Ethiopia: Part 1

Kathryn Gullason

Hej again from here in Stockholm, Sweden.

This week I will be documenting the first part of my trip to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, including attending the First Climate Change and Development in Africa Conference held at the headquarters of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa and organized by the Africa Climate Policy Center. Before I begin my journey, however, I thought I would give a bit of an introduction to the country of Ethiopia.


More from Stockholm, Sweden!

Kathryn Gullason

Hej hej! Hur mår du? 

Valkommen back to my blog from here in Stockholm, Sweden. Last week I flew to Berlin and met with the non-profit organization Transparency International. This week, I’ll be introducing a new project that SEI is embarking upon studying water governance in the Andes. I’ll also be introducing my blog for next week that will document my trip to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to attend the First Climate Change and Development in Africa Conference.


Combining Anthropology and Law: Industrial Development Impact Assessments in the Arctic

Tahnee Prior

The last few months, and especially the past six weeks, seem to have passed in the blink of an eye. The perpetual darkness and late seasonal snowfall, combined with conferences to be attended, spoken at, and organized, as well as report deadlines, have made time a blur.


@COP17: Gaining Perspective

COP17 is over, delegates are back home and analysts are starting to publish their thoughts on the Durban outcome. So what is left for me is to wrap up my Durban blog with a few comments on the COP17 results.

The conference ended in the early hours of Sunday, December 11th after a second sleepless night for most delegates and probably with quite a bit of anger about the South African Presidency that had not been able to steer the process towards an earlier conclusion.