Leo LouLeo Lou is a first-year from Hangzhou, China majoring in Public Policy, minoring in Environmental Sciences and Policy with an Ethics Certificate. Leo works on Team Kenan at the Kenan Institute for Ethics and holds an internship at the Fuqua/Coach K Center on Leadership and Ethics. She will be a Co-Chair of the Student Advisory Board of the Human Rights Center at Franklin Humanities Institute next year. She is a Service Opportunities in Leadership (SOL) student in the Hart Leadership Program and she is involved in a Bass Connection in Energy project “Exploring the Intersection of Energy and Peace-Building through Film.” She is a Compass Fellow in social entrepreneurship. She started Humans of Duke and enjoys showcasing stories at Duke through multimedia. Beyond Duke, she backpacks and makes documentary films. This summer, she will spend two months between Jerusalem, Israel and West Bank, Palestine, exploring the impact of cross-border conversation on the development of Palestinian youth through working with Seeds of Peace. She will interview educators and past Seeds of Peace campers to assess the impact of effective conflict-resolution education curriculum on the development of youth. At the end of July, she plans to follow and document a group of Palestinian youth delegation from Ramallah, Palestine, to Maine, where they will be in camp for three weeks. She hopes to make a short documentary on Seeds of Peace and the human side of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

 Research Updates

June 6: Palestinian Youth and Seeds of Peace

July 7: A view of the Israel-Palestinian Conflict

July 21: The Bear That Wasn’t