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  • by Botin Scholars 4 years ago
    The concept of security is defined by the individual and he´s or her´s immediate needs. As a public servant it is necessary to understand what makes the public feel safe and what makes the public to understand what makes the public feel safe and...
  • by Botin Scholars 4 years ago
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    by The Editors 4 years ago
    Politicians in South Africa often employ leftist rhetoric to appeal to the country’s predominantly poor and black population. But in reality their policies cater to both rich and poor in ways that deprive the underserved inner city, according to...
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    by The Editors 4 years ago
    The Global Conversation is now officially launched – as an online media platform for Brown University students, student groups, faculty, and alums to share their international research and initiatives. Over the summer, some 50 members of the Brown...
  • by Hannah Olson 4 years ago
    I’ve been back from Mexico for over a month and my experience haunts me. It haunts me because the drug war is in the news almost every day, it haunts me because I remember faces and names of people who are struggling or scared, and it haunts me...
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    by The Editors 4 years ago
    With governments formulating policies of austerity as the global economic crisis recedes, a new animated video short describes the thinking behind such policies as inherently flawed. Austerity features Faculty Fellow Mark Blyth, an international...
  • by Tony Cokes 4 years ago
    Week 2: 09/08/1943ItalyItaly Surrenders To Allies 09/08/1951JapanMutual Security Pact With U.S.Japan signed the Mutual Security Pact with the United States, permitting American troops to remain in the country. The date is denounced by leftists. 09/...
  • by Saskia Brechenmacher 4 years ago
    I decided to dedicate one blog entry to an issue close to my heart which, besides being connected to EU politics also suddenly and importantly came up again for me during my stay in Prague. One of my Bosnian friends, Jasmina, wanted to visit me...
  • by Tony Cokes 4 years ago
    SEPTEMBER Week 1: 09/01/0000ArgentinaStudents Day 09/01/1981Central African RepublicA coup brought the Kolingba regime to power. 09/01/1980JordanHussein Supports Iraq In WarKing Hussein declared Jordanian support for Iraq in the Iran-Iraq War. 09/01...
  • by Tony Cokes 4 years ago
    Evil.30: “Significant Dates” is an edited calendar of global significant events that I downloaded from the website “Terrorism.com” on November 18, 2001. Subsequently, I edited material covering the first eleven days of September to become a part of...
  • by Sarah Grossman 4 years ago
    Yesterday I interviewed an analyst from the Buenos Aires offices of JPMorgan Chase bank. I was hungry for information about one of the hot areas of social entrepreneurship: Corporate Social Responsibility. The latter essentially refers to private...
  • by Evan Rolfe 4 years ago
    For the record, I love the New York Times.  It's a pretty good newspaper, so I'm surprised when they make errors like this: The deadline, if adopted by the European Parliament and Council of Ministers, the Parliament’s upper chamber, would...
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    by Sarah Gibson 4 years ago
    Here's a soundfile you can listen to - I hope it helps to convey the last few weeks of my project in Georgia.   photo credit
  • by Matthew Garza 4 years ago
    Dear Mali, Thanks for sharing so much with me this summer. I had a great time learning Doun Doun, dance, and songs from you and can’t wait to share them with my friends in America.Dear Mali, Thanks for sharing so much with me this summer. I had a...
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    by Keith Brown 4 years ago
    Google French film-maker Thomas Balmès these days, and it will be all about babies. Distributed in the United States by Focus Features, Balmès’ most recent documentary tracks four children on four different continents from birth to their first...
  • by Matthew Garza 4 years ago
    OOOO OOOOOOOO! SURPRISE! I woke up this morning to Sophie banging on my door- its SELI! At first I was like, “but there was no moon!” but APPARENTLY the moon appeared on the outskirts of Bamako at 4am and Mali just threw it together! Djibi woke up...
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    by Matthew Garza 4 years ago
    [see you later] Maybe its because I ate a hamburger last night or maybe its because I’m having “leaving Mali devastation”/”back at Brown excitement” anxiety but I woke up feeling not so great. It was really hard for me to focus and I just felt...
  • by Matthew Garza 4 years ago
    After Doun Doun and Dance class this morning I spent the afternoon working with Sekou to learn and transcribe two more songs. The first was a Madan song called “Tungan Ma Dambe Don” which basically has the message, “Whatever you’re doing, do it and...
  • by Sarah Grossman 4 years ago
    I am in Buenos Aires for the next four months, theoretically in search of an answer to the following question: is social entrepreneurship all it’s cracked up to be? The idea behind the study arose from the desire to understand what exactly is the...
  • by Matthew Garza 4 years ago
    When it rains in Mali, things don’t happen. Today it rained so class didn’t happen at the center. Luckily, we called Awa Togo to come over for the afternoon to work on round 2 of the “Lullaby” project. Awa is a REALLY talented young singer in...