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Becca Farnum
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2012 Marshall Scholar at King's College London advocating peace and justice. Interested in food and water resources in the Middle East and North Africa.
2012 Marshall Scholar at King's College London advocating peace and justice. Interested in food and water resources in the Middle East and North Africa.

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Thoughts on Volunteer Tourism
A professor from Michigan State poked me on Facebook, asking for comments on the following video about some of the problems with volunteer tourism (or 'voluntourism'): So for this week's random post, my response:  Travelling to places and performing 'servic...
Thoughts on Volunteer Tourism
Thoughts on Volunteer Tourism
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"Drops of Diplomacy"
For those of you interested in (1) what I was exploring with my PhD, (2) water, (3) politics, (4) the Middle East, (5) study abroad, (6) climate change, or (7) some random combination of the above: Feel free to check out a piece just published in The Journa...
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Oops...it's been a while
Hello, all...and apologies! It's been far longer than I meant it to be. Last I posted, I had submitted my initial thesis to King's College London. Since then, I: Went to Israel for a friend's wedding and hosted my brother in London for Christmas; Served as ...
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C'est fini!
I've been radio silent for a while...apologies. I had this idea that maybe I should actually work a bit. Turns out, it worked!! 96669 words later, I have a doctoral thesis submitted to the Examinations Office and a viva this winter. :) Rather than reading m...
C'est fini!
C'est fini!
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ClimateKeys at Syracuse London
A huge thanks to Syracuse student Caroline Colvin for capturing what I was up to last night so well! Check out the original post and her other great reflections on studying abroad in London:  https://petitangebrun.wordpress.com/2017/11/14/getting-lyrical-wi...
ClimateKeys at Syracuse London
ClimateKeys at Syracuse London
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Fog Visit
Radio silence = Becca's been abroad! I headed to Morocco yet again to visit research partner Dar Si Hmad . While I've seen most of the team, this has actually been on US and UK soil...I've hosted various staff members and volunteers for conferences and rese...
Fog Visit
Fog Visit
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Sussex for TBC Graduation
Rafael and I woke up very early this morning to head to the University of Sussex. My pupils from Calverton Primary School, who worked with me to understand the engineering design process last term, were graduating from The Brilliant Club 's Scholars Program...
Sussex for TBC Graduation
Sussex for TBC Graduation
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The Boys are Back in Town
I am a Becca with her boys. After a month of holiday, Rafael is back in London. We had a joyful reunion this week, which in the first ten minutes included a song-and-dance routine to "Good Mornin'" from Singing in the Rain ; quite fitting, given this week's...
The Boys are Back in Town
The Boys are Back in Town
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New Course! 'Catching the Clouds'
This term is an exciting one - I am teaching a brand new course with The Brilliant Club ! It's based on Dar Si Hmad's fog-harvesting project , and I'm really excited to work with a cohort of A-level London students to test out the curriculum. Catching the C...
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Hello again!
It's been an age since I updated this blog; apologies. I was essentially in a cave for all of August, working to get my PhD thesis drafted. September then started off with quite a bang. So, updates! 1. My thesis is mostly complete. Its data chapters are now...
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