“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 ….
Jane McClenahan writes: It’s a cliche that Global Affairs can often seem extremely depressing. As with most cliches there’s truth in it. Those of us studying it struggle at times to find the positive.
Jane McClenahan writes: For those interested in what is going on inside Russia I can highly recommend a newly published book which looks at how the internet has been faciliating alternative political voices inside the country. “Now I Know Who My Comrades Are” by Emily Parker considers opposition voices in China, Cuba, and Russia.
Sara Monteabaro writes: During January 2014, I traveled to the Kurdistan region of Iraq along with five other students from New York University’s master’s in global affairs program. The trip was part of the Joint Research Seminar in Peacebuilding run by Professor Thomas Hill in conjunction with the University of Duhok in Iraq. As part of the program, each NYU student paired up with a Duhok counterpart to write a research paper on a topic related to peacebuilding in the Kurdistan region.
African leaders reflect on their continent’s efforts at peacebuilding and development. Jane McClenahan reports.
Hillary Clinton may no longer be in office but she has no trouble drawing a crowd in New York, as Jane McClenahan reports.
In January 2014, New York University Global Affairs Graduate Students visited Bolivia. Among them was Lauren Corr who researched the country’s efforts to blend traditional and modern health practices. She’ll report back on her findings for Tutawaza later in the year. In the meantime, we are delighted to share some of her photographs from the trip. ( All photographs by of Lauren Corr.)
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So, first up is a television series that could be worth a watch. In the West, television mockumentaries have become increasingly popular. Now, Kenya has got its first one. Like Ricky Gervais’s groundbreaking series, it is based in an office.
Hundreds of thousands eek out a miserable existence as the West re-embraces Myanmar. Jane McClenahan reports.