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Mandeep Singh
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Mandeep Singh is a senior at Columbia University. He is majoring in Urban Studies (with a specialization in Political Science) and Business Management. Apart from his academic pursuits, he is involved with a variety of social advocacy, diversity and community engagement initiatives. In the Fall of 2013, he studied abroad in Brazil, South Africa and Vietnam with IHP Cities in the 21st Century.

He is the co-founder of Columbia University Sewa, an organization based on the universal values of community service, social justice and equality. Originally from New York, Mandeep is a community organizer with SEVA NY and a youth member of the Richmond Hill Democratic Club. In addition, he is a graduate of the Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund's Leadership Development Program and is an alumnus of the Young People For Fellowship.

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Why I am Rooting for Brasil

(0) Comments | Posted July 8, 2014 | 2:32 PM

Every four years, the world unites together for the love of football in what is a nationalistic tournament of endless excitement. As the best teams from all over the globe go head-to-head, FIFA World Cup 2014 has been no less exhilarating. Many beloved players have once again won the hearts...

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Remembering Madiba: Freedom for Prisoners in Punjab

(2) Comments | Posted December 22, 2013 | 8:12 AM

Earlier this month, one of the world's greatest leaders took his last breath. Living in Cape Town, South Africa this past November, I learned how pivotal Nelson Mandela was in changing the course of history. Through the way in which citizens spoke of him, it is possible to envision the...

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Optimism in the Face of Ignorance and Hate: What Will We Do?

(19) Comments | Posted September 26, 2013 | 2:21 PM

Collective diversity is an attribute that has been championed long within the history of the United States of America. We are a country that was founded by many different people and identities coming together. From the original thirteen colonies, to the symbolism of Ellis Island, the question we have consistently...

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Oak Creek: Examining Terrorism Within Our Nation

(16) Comments | Posted August 5, 2013 | 5:52 PM

Thousands of Sikhs all throughout the country congregate with their local communities every week to celebrate and practice their faith. People from all walks of life come together to partake in regular services -- looking to learn form the teachings of peace, love and justice that Sikhism so openly teaches....

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Openly Different: Life as a Sikh on Campus

(3) Comments | Posted March 20, 2013 | 4:53 PM

Walking on campus as an enthusiastic first-year, I was overwhelmed by the beautiful architecture, unique energy, and endless opportunities that exist here. Being a student at Columbia has definitely been one of the most challenging, rewarding and amazing experiences of my life. The classes I am taking, the connections that...

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