Fellows in the Field 2017 - 2018


Paige Newhouse


Paige is spending her fellowship year in Friedland, Germany, partnering with Caritas Friedland to provide support for refugees and migrants.  Her interest in migration policy stems from her year studying in Germany at the onset of the refugee crisis, and having had the opportunity to gain a new perspective about current events by working at the German Council on Foreign Relations.

Caritas Friedland originally opened in 1945 and is the oldest German refugee camp. It was established by the British military as a transit camp for German expellees and war returnees from Eastern Europe. Today, Caritas Friedland is home to hundreds of immigrants seeking asylum in Germany. In the first half of 2015, Germany received twice as many applications for protection than in the entire previous year.  Friedland is the first stop for many refuges before they are resettled in other parts of Germany.

Paige is exploring the preparation Caritas Friedland provides to ease the reincorporation of the refugees into society. She is particularly interested in learning how refugees perceive their stay at the camp as they prepare for resettlement.

Paige Newhouse in Friedland, Germany with two other Caritas Friedland interns

Excerpts from Paige's writing

David Rosen


David is spending his fellowship year in Ketura, Israel, working with the Arava Institute, a leading environmental studies and research program in the Middle East.  David’s goal is to work on water infrastructure projects in the West Bank.

Currently, there are some areas of the West Bank that do not receive adequate water supplies. The Oslo Accords of 1993 and 1995 established the borders governing Areas A, B, and C of the West Bank, however, the borders no longer align with the entity in control of the area. This has created tension all over the West Bank but particularly in Area C, where many Palestinians do not have access to regular water provisions and are unable to control the water infrastructure.

David is working with the Arava Institute to help evaluate the water distribution systems already in place in the West Bank. Through Arava, David has opportunities to work with leaders in the environmental movement and with regional water professionals as they investigate ways to sustainably manage the region’s fragile water resources. David is also working to observe the impact of water scarcity on Palestinian and Israeli relationships.

David Rosen in Israel listening to stories from members of All That’s Left: Anti-Occupation Collective

Excerpts from David's writing

Henry Warder


Henry is spending his fellowship year working in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, with Nia Technologies. He is studying best practices for 3-D printed prosthetics in one of Nia’s partner clinics, Comprehensive Community Based Rehabilitation in Tanzania (CCBRT).  Henry became interested in 3D technology early in his Duke career.  He has especially been drawn to the use of 3D printed prosthetics as a way of increasing access to prosthetics in underserved communities.  Henry’s time in Dar es Salaam is allowing him to explore the feasibility of adapting 3D technology to developing areas.

Henry is exploring whether 3D printing is a viable solution to address the gap that exists between access to prosthetics and follow-up care in low resource communities. In conducting his field research, Henry is working closely with prosthetists and observing their implementation of 3D printed prosthetic technology.

Henry Warder in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania learning how to haggle for fish at the market

Excerpts from Henry's writing
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