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Inesha Premaratne
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Growing up in both Sri Lanka and Hawaii, Inesha has always enjoyed what she likes to call traveling between worlds. It’s a love that has made her all the more passionate about studying international relations and American foreign policy. A sophomore at Harvard, Inesha is concentrating in Government with a secondary in Economics. Having just spent the fall of 2012 interning at the White House and watching the presidential election unfold from a most unique vantage point, Inesha is back on campus where she chairs the Institute of Politics Women’s Initiative in Leadership, a position that allows her to talk about an issue area she cares deeply about: women’s empowerment in the developing and developed worlds.

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A Case Study in How Not to Communicate Foreign Policy?

(0) Comments | Posted September 9, 2013 | 11:10 AM

Last week, TIME's foreign policy columnist Fareed Zakaria lamented that the Obama administration's handling of Syria has been "a case study in how not to do foreign policy." But it's not just the policy (or lack thereof) that has been flawed since the beginning, victim to the internal divisions inherent...

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Egypt, Through the Eyes of a Protester: An Interview with Wael Nawara

(1) Comments | Posted August 30, 2013 | 5:47 PM

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You don't know until you see it. Because you're just one person. These were huge, huge crowds. You can sense the vibes on social networks but still sometimes they can be deceiving. You don't really know until you go and find out.


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Is Colorblindness Really the Answer?

(2) Comments | Posted August 30, 2013 | 2:50 PM

A Millennial Take on the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

"Some people question if we really get it -- the struggle, what the march really meant." It was an admission I had not expected from one of my peers. It made me question what the anniversary of the...

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"The Great De(generation)": A Millennial Take With Author Niall Ferguson

(1) Comments | Posted July 1, 2013 | 2:57 PM

A summer of big ideas: This post is the first in a series that will explore big ideas you should know about -- from the degeneration of institutions to 3D printing -- join me each week to learn something new and for a millennial take on the latest ideas generating...

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The Thing About 'American Centers'

(1) Comments | Posted March 12, 2013 | 11:36 AM

Sitting in on a conversation with Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Tara Sonenshine on Thursday, it was made clear to me that Public Diplomacy (for the U.S. at least) is that delicate art of making clear and accessible to people around the world the intentions,...

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