Alumna’s Fulbright research abroad to focus on removing barriers to financial services

In Jan­uary, Kelsey Burhans will begin her nine-​​month Ful­bright fel­low­ship in Bolivia and then con­tinue onto Peru, where she will work closely with rural com­mu­ni­ties as well as micro­fi­nance orga­ni­za­tions, banks, and mobile money oper­a­tors to under­stand the common vari­ables that sup­port and inhibit progress toward expanding mar­gin­al­ized com­mu­ni­ties’ access to finan­cial services.

3Qs: Machu Picchu’s anniversary cause for celebration and caution

Sunday marked the 100th Anniver­sary of the dis­covery of Machu Picchu — the ancient Incan city in Peru — by Amer­ican archae­ol­o­gist and his­tory pro­fessor Hiram Bingham. Yanet Monica Canavan, the director of Northeastern’s Dia­logue of Civ­i­liza­tions pro­grams in Peru, and a native of the country, talks about the his­tor­ical sig­nif­i­cance of the dis­covery of Machu Picchu, its impact on the economy in Peru and how mod­ern­iza­tion of the site may be causing irre­versible damage.