In the second part of a five-part series, Samantha Adler analyzes the use of basketball and classical music to strive to reduce tensions between North Korea and the United States.
When diplomats are unable to end or prevent conflict, other parties may take the initiative, launching cross-border sports or cultural exchanges. In a five-part series, Samantha Adler analyzes informal and unusual types of diplomacy to see which hold the most promise.
Latin America has nearly 2 million forced laborers, a problem that needs further research and action. In a documentary video and website, Ana Maria Defillo reports on efforts to expose and address the issue in Brazil.
UN Women created the HeForShe campaign to attract one billion men and boys as advocates for equality for women and girls worldwide. Lori Perkovich reports. More…
The actress and activist Geena Davis denounced “stereotyped, hypersexualized” images of females in the entertainment media at a recent symposium in New York. Lori Perkovich reports.
To learn about South Africa’s transformation since the end of apartheid in 1994, a group of graduate students from New York University’s Center for Global Affairs visited Johannesburg and Cape Town in June. Lori Perkovich reports.
In Moscow to study U.S.-Russia diplomatic relations, Lori Perkovich sought an internal perspective on the Kremlin’s use of media to influence both Russian citizens and the international community. Her report:
South Africa has extremely high rates of rape and other forms of gender-based violence. Hayley Chesnik reports on her travel to Johannesburg and Cape Town to learn about efforts to address the issue.
“The spotlight is on you and we are coming after you with all the means at our disposal, Zainab Banguara warned perpetrators of sexual violence during conflicts. “Humanity will pursue you and hold you to account.” Jane McClenahan reports.
Jane McClenahan writes: As it advanced through Asia in the Second World War, the Japanese Army established an estimated 2,000 ‘comfort stations’. This euphemism obscures the horror of what they really were – military brothels to service the sexual needs of the Japanese soldiers ….