Students at the Tufts Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy have created a new tradition: thesis haikus. Fletcher’s Admissions News blog explains:
Fletcher thesis haikus share the ancient Japanese poetry’s three line (seventeen syllable) format. What Fletcher “thes-kus” lack in seasonal imagery, they make up for in variety and creativity.”
Here are some notable examples of Fletcher theses in Haiku form:
Corruption and Ethnic Tensions in Georgia and Kyrgyzstan — Reconceiving the Citizen-State Relationship In the Former USSR
Governance not good for me
Stalin’s ghost laughing.
Savings Groups in Agriculture Projects: The Challenge of Mixed Incentives
Savings groups are great
Everyone wants a piece –
Try leaving them alone.
What we know and don’t know about the effectiveness of Gender Based Violence Programming in Bolivia
To stop violence
Men: change your cultural norms
Nothing else will work.
Bridging the Void: Social Media’s Potential to Transform Intergroup Relations in Fractured Societies
Societies are broken;
Can e-Forums mend?
Hip-Hop and Politics in Senegal: The Power of a Movement to Mobilize Through Music
Would Senegal please stand up?
Rap, vote with your beat.
Citizen Monitoring of Government Service Delivery: Using Mobile Phones to Amplify Citizen Voice and Enforce Accountability. A case study of Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda
People need water, teachers
SMS can help?
Business Savvy or Tech Savvy? Comparing uptake and returns of Business Skills Training versus Technical Skills Training
regress wage biz tech.
Ida Norheim Hagtun
Humanitarian Action Powered by SMS — What Are the Ethics and Accountability Implications of Using SMS to ‘Crowdsource’ Humanitarian Needs Assessments?
You gave them a say.
Now they expect proper aid.
Are you ready yo?