#TeamRefugees #Rio2016 Rethinking the old world order & 1951 Refugee Convention

by Rashmee

Posted on August 8, 2016


It was a coincidence that Taiwanese-Australian Ray Chen was on the radio making his BBC Proms debut with Max Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor as I read about the first Refugee Team in Olympic history. What’s the connection, you might ask. It is this: Bruch lived and worked at a time of … Continue reading “#TeamRefugees #Rio2016 Rethinking the old world order & 1951 Refugee Convention”

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Olympic gold for America’s keep calm and carry on strategy in unfinished Rio?

by Rashmee

Posted on August 5, 2016


Great wealth imposes great burdens – such as keeping your mouth shut in the age of social media. The US Olympic Committee deserves a gold medal for diplomatic effort in warning its athletes against snarky comment about Rio’s logistical inadequacies. Don’t tweet and post about too few buses, too little (or no) furniture in Olympic … Continue reading “Olympic gold for America’s keep calm and carry on strategy in unfinished Rio?”

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK