2014 New Student Post #3: Malik Siraj, MC/MPA Mason

imageI was born and raised in Panjgur, a small Pakistan-Iran border town in Balochistan. Larger than France area wise, the Balochistan region is divided between Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan. In all these three countries, Balochistan ranks as the poorest and the least developed region. My mom is from the Iranian Balochistan while my dad comes from the Pakistani side of the border. The right-wing central governments in Pakistan and Iran discriminate the secular Baloch based on their religious and ethnic identities. Each year, hundreds of Baloch citizens are killed, tortured and subjected to enforced disappearance by the governments in the Iran and Pakistan because of their opposition to the exploitation of Balochistan’s gas and gold by the central governments. The Baloch people do not receive the benefits of their mineral wealth.

In 2009, I founded The Baloch Hal, Balochistan’s first online English language newspaper, to inform the world about the untold stories of poverty, enforced disappearances, torture, political assassinations, human trafficking, drug smuggling and the rise of extremist Islamic groups. Previously, I had worked (2006-10) as the Balochistan Bureau Chief of Pakistan’s leading English language newspaper, Daily Times.

While our use of online journalism and social media to share under-reported stories at The Baloch Hal received plaudits internationally, including from the B.B.C., the Pakistani government blocked The Baloch Hal in 2010. The conflict between the Pakistani government and Baloch separatists has led to the killing of at least 22 journalists, including my several personal friends and colleagues. Considering the deadly political and security situation in my native Balochistan, the U.S. government granted me political asylum in 2011.

While in the United States, I have continued to run my online newspaper to draw international attention to the ongoing human rights abuses in Balochistan. In 2012, I served as a Regan-Fascell Democracy Fellow at the National Endowment for Democracy (N.E.D.) where I researched targeted killings, forced disappearances and attacks on the media in Balochistan. My book, The Redefined Dimensions of the Baloch Nationalist Movement, was published in 2010.

The biggest disadvantage of being an exiled journalist is the loss of one’s professional contacts, context and the gradual expiration of one’s ability to analyze the area of one’s expertise with mere intuition. The worst thing that happens to an asylee is the feeling of being a newborn baby. One has to start everything from scratch.

I choose to come to Harvard Kennedy School of Government (HKS.) because I wanted to converge my previous journalistic experiences as an international journalist with the American policy world.

The Kennedy School compels students to simultaneously think about themselves as global citizens and leaders. For instance, the Mason Seminar case studies captivated me in critical issues of development and innovation so much that I, at one point, began to have dreams about Uganda and Denmark! I continuously thought of myself as a crusader for the residents of Bujagali Falls as well as a member of the Danish Parliament.

The Kennedy School coaxes its students not to solely think about their countries but also fit think about grappling with tough roles and inconceivable situations. HKS is often described as the world’s largest group of incredibly smart and naïve people but it is also a place where I have met some of the most optimistic and passionate people ever in my life.

The Mason Program takes learning to an amazing next level where, besides the outstanding faculty, we are provided an extraordinary opportunity to learn from our own classmates who are already accomplished change-makers and top policymakers in their respective countries.

For the most of my career as a journalist, I have reported about conflict, violence, injustice and corruption whereas at the Kennedy School, I would like to explore solutions to all these pressing issues. I intend to study leadership, the art of negotiation, strategic planning and public communication. We journalists highlight too many problems and offer limited solutions. My goal for the academic year is to gain the required knowledge, skills and tools to manage and resolve conflicts through negotiations and peace building.

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2014 Summer Student Series — Post 13: Abby Deift, MPP ‘15 

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Greetings everyone! My name is Abby Deift and I recently finished my MPP1 year. I came to Kennedy after spending several years working in politics and on Capitol Hill. Most recently, I had been a Policy Advisor for the National Science Foundation, where I was able to combine my passion for public service with my academic background in science. I was excited to enroll in the MPP program, which would help me develop critical skills to address key policy challenges I had been exposed to in my career so far.

I’m a planner by nature, and when I moved up to Cambridge last fall, I had mapped out my classes, my route to school, and the closest Starbucks. (Insider tip: There are two, but Dunkin Donuts is closer. In January, you will understand why this is important.) But some of the standout experiences I’ve had at Kennedy so far were precisely the ones I did not plan.

Having worked for female political candidates and a female member of Congress, I came to Kennedy looking for ways to continue supporting female candidates. Turns out, I did not have to look far: During the first few weeks of school, I stopped by an information session for the Women and Public Policy Program’s “From Harvard Square to the Oval Office” program. The initiative is run by a fabulous team of women dedicated to training other women to run for office. The participant group included women from the Kennedy School, the Law School, the Business School, and the Education School; women from Colombia, Mexico, France, and all across the US; women who were Democrats, Republicans, and Independents. Throughout the year-long program, we heard from successful female candidates and campaign professionals, who walked us through the logistics of running for office. Our first group-mate is already running for office this summer!

Some of you might be starting to think about your fall classes – I know that I was – but then discovered that my first choice was not being offered until the Spring semester. Instead, I took a class on “Central Challenges in National Security: Power, Policy, and the Press.” We not only tackled complex policy issues, but we also examined the role of the press in communicating information about these issues to the public. The professors were extremely invested in our class, and invited us to additional events with key policy makers that greatly enhanced the in-class learning. My classmates came from diverse backgrounds, many from the national security community, and inspired lively debates and discussions. I almost didn’t take the class – I didn’t think I had enough bidding points – but my friends encouraged me to try. “Worst case scenario, we don’t get in,” they said cavalierly. Not only did the three of us get in, but we are all planning to be Course Assistants for the class this fall.

My experience in the course and with other Belfer Center for International and Global Affairs inspired me to return to DC this past summer, where I worked at this very nexus of international security and communications doing Public Affairs for the Department of State. I am spending the summer getting a better understanding of the policy context in which the issues I studied play out, and the larger role played by US diplomats in implementing the President’s foreign policy agenda. There are many other Kennedy students (current and former) here at State, who have provided me with the opportunity to learn about different areas of the Department.

I am starting to plan my courses and PAE for the fall, but I’m pretty confident that my year will be very different than what I expect – and that sounds pretty exciting to me.

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2014 New Student Post #2: Teresa Chirwa, MC/MPA Mason

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Being admitted into the Master of Public Administration program as a Mason Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School of Government was the best thing that happened to me in 2013.  I, however, deferred my enrolment to 2014. But for twelve months, I lived in anxiety: the anxiety of not being sure whether or not Harvard had made the right decision by accepting me. I constantly worried about not being able to find funding for my studies the following year. I lived a life full of ‘what if’.

But things worked out and I was finally in one of the classes at HKS on June 30 this year. Each of my classmates was smart. The anxiety, nevertheless, refused to fade away. Now, I was worried if I was ever going to easily grasp complicated subjects such as statistics and economics. But there was always an assurance from the professors.

“Everything will be fine,” said Deb Hughes Hallet, coordinator of Quantitative Methods, “we are all here to help you.” She assured: “Harvard never makes mistakes.”

The two-week long Mason Fellows Summer Seminar—when 90 of us spent time together—passed instantly. And on July 17, the number of students increased to 217 as the Mid-Career MPA students also joined us for the month-long Summer Program. The anxiety was back again. Again it was about doubts of successfully making it among such a large group of smart professionals.

But all fears vanished as Faculty Chair of the Summer Program, Frank Hartmann, addressed us.

“Harvard Kennedy School does not admit a group, it admits individuals. We admitted you,” he said as he pointed directly to the students.

I felt as if he had sensed my fears and was speaking directly to me.

It was at that point I took interest in looking at the class demographics. Of the total 217 students for the 2015 class, 89 were women. I was one of them!

Of the nine professional sectors from which the candidates came from, six were from the media and I was one of them.

By region, 18 students came from Africa. I was one of them.

The breakdown also showed the countries from where candidates had been accepted. There are 72 countries represented in our class. Malawi was one of them, but it appeared on the list because I was among the newly admitted candidates.

Again I heard an echo of Professor Hallet’s voice: “Harvard never makes mistakes.” 

I know the anxiety will return at many stages during my yearlong study at HKS, but my mind is playing Professor Hallet’s and Hartmann’s encouraging words on ‘repeat’!

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2015 Application Long-Term Planning Series - Post 4

The vast majority of our communications with applicants are via email and I want to use this post in our long-term planning series to focus on email communications applicants have with our office.

I started a recent day like many others. I was checking my email and an applicant had a question. The first thing I typically do when answering questions is to perform an email search for any previous communications with the applicant. I copied the email and pasted it in the search box and there was no match. Strike one.

The next logical step is to search by name, however this applicant just happened to be from a country where English is not the native language, but he used an English nickname (not listed in the application) in the email. Strike two.

I eventually found out who the person was, but it was not easy and took more time than it should have. Email is a major form of communication utilized by the Admissions Office and the advice in this post is both short-term and long-term advice. 

First, we recommend that prospective students and applicants choose one email address to use for all communications with our office. This same email address should be used on the online admission application (the online application will be available September). Using the same email address for all of your communications with our office will help ensure our ability to provide accurate responses in a timely fashion.

Second, we recommend choosing the most permanent email address possible.  It is not unusual for a person to have a work email address, a school email address (current or alumni), and a personal email address.  Use an email address that you check frequently and believe will not change.  Using an email address associated with an employer might not be the best idea for example because changing jobs is not uncommon.  Please resist the temptation to use an email address that you believe will impress us. Use a reliable email address that is unlikely to change. 

Third, we recommend that prospective students add certain email addresses to their safe sender list.  Here are two email addresses you should consider adding to your safe sender list.

  • admissions@hks.harvard.edu: This is our standard contact email address.  If you have general questions or inquiries, this is the address you can use and we will likely send messages to you via this address.

  • Admissions_Appstatus@hks.harvard.edu: Adding this address to your safe sender list serves as long term planning.  Once an applicant submits an application, this is the address we use to send messages out regarding the status of the application.  There is no need to use this address until after you have submitted an admission application, but it is critical that you be able to receive messages from this account after you have submitted your application.  


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, while there is nothing wrong with having a nickname and using it in email, please always include your official name as you will input it on your admission application somewhere in your emails to our office (maybe in the signature line). When our application does go live and applicants start an application, each person will be given an application ID# and we recommend listing that in emails sent to our office as well. 

Following this advice will ensure our ability to answer your questions as quickly as we are able.

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2014 Summer Student Series — Post 12: Erin Patten, MPP/MBA ‘15 

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imageAllow me to introduce myself. My name is Erin Patten and I’ve just completed my second year of the HKS/HBS joint degree program (first year at HKS, second year at HBS, last year one semester at each school). Last summer, I traveled to the beautifully exotic Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to intern with fledging start-ups at the digital accelerator 21212. I also consulted for a local eco-friendly fashion social enterprise in the North Zone called Retalhos Cariocas. Despite my never ending love affair with Brazil, I decided to eschew the World Cup madness and instead, spend this summer at a watch factory in Detroit. Yes, I did say I’m working at a watch factory in Detroit.

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So, I’m not quite assembling watches at the factory, but the watch assembly business is core to the Shinola Detroit identity. I first came across Shinola while chatting with an HBS professor about my work with the small fashion company in Rio de Janeiro at the start of the school year. As I contemplated ways to replicate the model, I was concerned about the way consumers would perceive products made in the slums. Detroit is not quite a slum, but my professor had just been gifted a Shinola watch from his daughter and was astonished that such fine craftsmanship came from the city. Even more encouraging, he loved it more because it was made in Detroit. I was immediately intrigued.

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I scoured the internet for news about the company, but all that I could find was the Shinola website with short videos sharing its unique story. Getting to this company became a mission. I fortuitously met Kimberly Dowdell at Tommy Doyle’s, who happened to be in town for a prospective HKS visit. (I must add that she was accepted to the Mid-Career Program and will be matriculating this fall as a Sheila Johnson Fellow!) Kim is a proud native Detroiter and I shared how much I love Shinola and how badly I wanted to meet someone that worked at the company. She graciously connected me with the Marketing Director and I requested they send someone to our school for a talk. Who knew they would send the CEO Steve Bock?!? I coordinated with the Center for Public Leadership as well as the African American Student Union at HBS to host the event. I even convinced the HBS professor Steven Rogers, who first introduced me to the brand, to moderate the conversation. I may be biased, but the event was a success! And most importantly, Mr. Bock offered me a position at the company. I, of course, still have one more year to complete, so we instead settled for a summer internship. Needless to say, I was over the moon.

To all of you dreamers reading this, my story is evidence that persistence with a little luck pays. I created this opportunity from the sheer fact that I was committed to finding out more about the company and be part of the incredible “Made in America” movement happening in the city of Detroit. I anticipate my adventures this summer will challenge my conventions and inspire me to think more deeply about ways in which to give back to a city and community that deserves more than negative media attention. I hope, by the end of my stay, I can develop a greater understanding of Detroit and its resurgence as a model for communities across our nation.

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2014 New Student Post #1: Ziad Abd Razak, MC/MPA Mason

This year has gone by really fast. It seems like just yesterday we were sending out admission decisions and now we have over 200 students on campus. Mid-career students attend a mandatory summer session, and the MC/MPA Mason Fellows were the first to arrive on June 30. The rest of the MC/MPA class started on Wednesday.

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Some new students have kindly volunteered to introduce themselves and Ziad Abd Razak gets us started with this post.

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It will be very hard to top the elation that washed over me that fateful early morning of March 13th 2014, when I got the email from the HKS Admissions Office, confirming that I had won a place at the Harvard Kennedy School for the Mid Career MPA and Edward S Mason Fellows program for 2014/2015. (I still keep the Youtube link to the HKS Welcome 2014 video on my internet browser’s bookmarks tab!)

For myself personally, it was not just a satisfying outcome to months of preparations—writing personal statements essays, requesting reference letters, agonizing over every detail—but also a culmination of seven years of fretting over whether I was good enough to make it to Harvard.

Back in 2007, I was in Cambridge to attend a conference, and a Malaysian friend of mine was then a student at HKS, also a Mid Career MPA candidate. He graciously invited me to sit in for one of his classes (as I vividly recall, it was the last class in the Fall semester for Professor Ricardo Hausmann’s international development course). I was blown away by the whole experience, and promised myself that I would one day apply to HKS and spend one wonderful year in Cambridge, just like my friend did.

The years went by, and I never had the guts to apply. Every now and then, I would open up the HKS website, like the proverbial kid with his nose pressed hard to the glass window, dreaming about taking this class or that class, with this or that professor. But I was afraid—unsure if I had the necessary experience or qualifications, and promised myself that sometime later in my career, I would take the plunge and apply.

And so I spent several years playing this cat-and-mouse game with myself, until last year, my wife put her foot down and essentially told me: “Look, you have been talking about applying to Harvard for years; just do yourself a favor and apply! It doesn’t matter if you get a place or not; at least you can tell yourself that you have tried!”

And so I applied, and spent several months corralling the necessary references, sweating over every detail of the submission, and finally sending in my application in the first week of December last year, praying and hoping.

And now I’m here! It has only been two weeks so far, and we’re about to start the Mid Career Summer Program tomorrow, so these are just my early impressions:

1. The diversity of experiences, and high level of achievement, is staggering.

The Mason Fellows program this year is made up of almost 90 amazing individuals from every conceivable corner of the world, every professional background, and everyone has an amazing story to tell. One of the best ways to spend your time is just to grab a random Mason fellow and quiz them on the journey that they took to get to HKS; more often than not, you will walk away with a sense of awe and respect.

Classes are always interactive and lively: the questions come thick and fast, and the professors are always thought provoking and insightful. I know that the past few weeks of the Mason summer program are only a preview for the coming Fall semester: I can’t wait!

2. Everyone is awfully nice, and they all want you to succeed.

From Day One, with Professor Calestous Juma and Suzanne Shende taking us through the paces, we all came to realize that the faculty and staff here at HKS are deadly serious at making sure that you succeed, and get the fullest benefit out of your time here at Harvard.

While the idea of being at Harvard can be intimidating for many, the faculty and staff here at HKS have been very welcoming. The professors in particular are thoughtful and engaging, and take great pleasure in taking questions and keeping the conversation going.

Most importantly, all of them are all too aware that for mid career professionals especially, taking a year out to come to Harvard entails substantial sacrifices—be it financial, professional or personal—and they are all very eager to ensure that you get the most out of the HKS experience. There is a lot of emphasis on us spending time to reflect on our past experiences prior to Harvard, and understanding clearly what our future goals and objectives are, so that we can orient our choices and activities in HKS in ways that would best serve our long-term aspirations.

3. They’ll never stop reminding you that Harvard never makes mistakes.

Suzanne never stops reminding us that Harvard never makes mistakes, at least when it comes to their careful selection of each year’s cohort of aspiring candidates who come up to HKS. I hope she’s right!

As I mentioned earlier, coming to Harvard can be a very intimidating experience, and it seems the faculty and staff here are all too aware of this. They do take the time to ease you in, and the Mason and Mid-Career summer programs are designed to bring all of us reasonably up to speed, in time for the start of the Fall semester.

It is always hard to escape the feeling that you’re the only one in the room who has not yet started your own NGO, or become Leader of the Parliamentary Opposition in your home country, or sparked a democratic revolution; but the Mason fellows themselves are all very grounded, and everyone roots for each other in class, that you end up being very inspired by everyone you bump into at the Forum or in class.

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It has only been two weeks since summer classes started, and it may be well too early to make any conclusive judgments on how this coming year will work out for me. But I am excited, and I really want to make this year totally worth it.

Hopefully by the time summer rolls by this time next year, I can look back on a year well spent, classmates who would be allies and mentors for life, and professors who would have inspired me to answer definitively for myself, that immortal question that President John F Kennedy asked: “Ask what you can do!”

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Additional Washington, DC Event

HKS Information Session – Capitol Hill
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM

HKS Director of Admissions, Matt Clemons, will be hosting an information session on Capitol Hill for those interested in learning more about graduate study at HKS. Interns and employees working on Capitol Hill are encouraged to attend and to publicize this event, but it is also open to the general public.

2226 Rayburn, Judiciary Committee Hearing Room
Southwest of the U.S. Capitol, bounded by Independence Ave., South Capitol St., First St., and C St., S.W.
Washington, DC 20003
United States

Please click here to RSVP.

CID Interns in Albania

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This summer, 13 HKS students have converged in Tirana, Albania, to work with Harvard’s Center for International Development (CID) on the Economic Growth in Albania project. CID is a university-wide center that works to advance the understanding of development challenges and offer viable solutions to problems of global poverty. CID is Harvard’s leading research hub focusing on resolving the dilemmas of public policy associated with generating stable, shared, and sustainable prosperity in developing countries.


In cooperation with the new Government of Albania and the Open Society Foundations, the Center for International Development  launched a research project that aims at identifying Albania’s binding constraints and proposing policy solutions that can relax them. CID gathered a team of prominent researchers and experts in the fields of macroeconomics, energy policy, public finance, agriculture and labor markets, among other fields, for this mission.

“This project is unique in that it focuses on enabling the government to implement, rather than just providing consulting advice,” says Boban Paul, who is spending the summer working with the Ministry of Agriculture in Albania.

Albania, one of Europe’s poorest countries, has recently embarked on what the government calls a “renaissance” – a concerted effort to revitalize the struggling economy, reduce public debt and unemployment and work toward integration with European markets. HKS students are spending the summer working in 6 different ministries on policy issues ranging from regional integration to establishing favorable conditions for industrial park development. They have been working with Ministers on the one hand, and CID faculty and research fellows on the other to build the government’s capability to implement economic growth strategies.

Through these internships, students have had the opportunity to directly apply their academic studies to real problems in Albania’s public sector. “At the beginning of my internship in Albania, a fellow student and I were sitting with Professor Ricardo Hausmann in the Minister of Energy’s office discussing the government’s plan to tackle theft in the electricity market,” says Francisco Mejia, who is working with Ozair Ali in the Ministry of Energy on issues relating to oil and electricity. “Four months ago we were analyzing a case study on the Albanian electricity sector in class and now we actually have the opportunity to tackle these problems directly with decision makers at the highest level. It is exciting to see the doors the MPA/ID program and the CID internship have opened for us.”

Many of the students are working with teams of experts in their ministries to develop policy solutions to some of the country’s most challenging economic constraints. “The most important thing that this internship taught me was the definition of a feasible and good policy,” says Hanieh Mohammadi, who is working in the Ministry of Trade, Economic Development and Entrepreneurship. “I am learning to apply my academic knowledge to the reality of this country’s context, while always remembering we can bring about real changes, even if it is through a small step of a simple policy.”

The internship program in Albania will culminate in a two day workshop where students will have the opportunity to present the results of their work and discuss policy proposals with Ministers, directors and other key government staff, as well as HKS professors who will travel to Albania to be part of the event. 

“I think this internship is a great example of the unique opportunities that come with being part of the MPA/ID program at the Harvard Kennedy School,” says Boban Paul. “I’m not sure how other schools work but being a student at Harvard has made the ministries very receptive to me. The expectation to perform is high and people in the ministry actually push to make your project a success.”

Read more about the work of HKS interns on the Economic Growth in Albania project blog.

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One Idea Video Series - Post 4

The May 2014 Ideasphere conference at Harvard Kennedy school celebrated ideas of all kinds that come out of HKS – from our alumni, our professors, from research centers, programs, and our students. The “One Idea” series spotlights student ideas and their connection to the HKS mission of making the world a better place.

Fourth in this series is recent MC/MPA Mason graduate Ifueko Omoigui Okauru, who talks about elderly care services in her home country, Nigeria.

Access to YouTube is required to watch these videos and email subscribers may need to visit the blog directly to watch.

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2014 Summer Student Series — Post 11: Mirco Guenther, MPA ‘15

imageMirco Guenther is a McCloy Fellow and Master in Public Administration (MPA) candidate. Before coming to HKS, he worked as a Political Officer and Coordinator of the Ambassador’s Office at the Mission of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) in Tajikistan, seconded by the German Foreign Office. In late March, Mirco left Cambridge for a 6-month assignment with the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine.

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The news that I would be going to Ukraine to support the newly established OSCE Special Monitoring Mission approved by the OSCE Permanent Council on March 21 came on an early Thursday morning during Spring Break, and it came with short notice. Less than 48 hours later I arrived in Kyiv.

After a 3-day induction course, we were deployed to different duty stations throughout Ukraine - in my case the country’s second largest city Kharkiv, in eastern Ukraine close to the Russian border, where I now work as a Deputy Team Leader. Our team currently has 35 international monitors from 22 countries (including the United States, Russia and many European countries) and 8 local staff, and may further increase to 60 if the Mission were to go to its full capacity of 500 observers foreseen in the mandate.

Our monitoring team brings together international colleagues with diverse backgrounds - border guards from Lithuania, human and minority rights specialists from Spain, retired police officers from the United States, Russian diplomats, Finnish lawyers, gender experts from Italy, journalists from the Czech Republic, reporting officers from France and the Kyrgyz Republic.

The OSCE’s job, being one of very few international organizations still on the ground in eastern Ukraine in the current crisis, is to monitor and report on the security situation 24/7. This includes cases of security incidents, human rights and fundamental freedoms, and overall inter-ethnic relations, which we summarize in daily and weekly reports shared with the 57 OSCE participating States. A condensed version of the report is also being shared with the wider public (http://www.osce.org/ukraine-smm/daily-updates).

So what does our daily routine look like? We have patrols going out every day to meet with senior regional authorities, law enforcement and military officials, religious leaders, representatives of minority groups, civil society and members of the local population. Our teams also serve as intermediaries to facilitate dialogue in order to reduce tensions, monitor IDP flows, and visit check and border crossing points. We regularly host visiting delegations, be it the OSCE Secretary General, ministers, members of parliaments or international journalists from a wide range of countries.

For months, the Ukraine crisis has been making international headlines. The April 17 Geneva Agreement, the takeover of public administration buildings, clashes between Euro- and anti-Maidan protesters, hostage takings of OSCE military observers and civilian monitors, the May 25 Presidential Election, military operations and ongoing fighting in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions, internally displaced persons fleeing from the affected areas, expectations for the OSCE to monitor a still to be agreed upon ceasefire — it’s been an intense yet rewarding experience to be part of a peace mission literally created over night and deployed immediately.

During the past 14 weeks, I received numerous messages from HKS friends and colleagues enquiring how I am doing and about my experience in eastern Ukraine. I am enormously grateful for all the support and well wishes, and am looking forward to being back in Cambridge in September for what will surely be a memorable second year at HKS.

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