De La Fuente (CGS ’04, Pardee ’06) Discusses Her Work at Amal Alliance

Danielle De La Fuente speaks at the “Plight of Refugees” event in the Pardee School of Global Studies. De La Fuente discussed her work as the founder and director of The Amal Alliance, a nonprofit organization. Photo by: Lexi Pline/Daily Free Press Staff

Danielle De La Fuente (CGS ’04, Pardee ’06) was interviewed by Boston University for its Envoy series in which she discussed her work with Amal Alliance, a nonprofit she founded that supports displaced and disenfranchised children.

During the pandemic, the alliance has developed materials that help teach social and emotional learning skills – something that De La Feunte says the pandemic has revealed as critically important. In her interview, she discusses Amal Alliance’s impact during the pandemic and her recommendations for ensuring the most impactful post-pandemic education for children.

Her video interview can be viewed below.

Additionally, Danielle De La Fuente joined Noora Lori, Assistant Professor of International Relations at the Pardee School, on February 23, 2022, for a webinar on the immense opportunities and challenges posed by migration.

Today, there are over 258 million migrants around the world living outside their country of birth. This figure is expected to grow for a number of reasons including population growth, increasing connectivity, trade, rising inequality, demographic imbalances, and climate change. In their discussion, De La Fuente and Lori talk about the sources of displacement, what they are doing to address the issue through Amal Alliance and the Pardee School’s Initiative on Forced Migration and Human Trafficking, how COVID-19 exacerbated migration issues, and much more.

A recording of the event can be viewed online.