Ghana is Drowning Reply

Views and photos from Rachel Leah

leah_plastic1The black plastic bags, water sachets and ice cream packaging that line the roads of Accra, Ghana’s capital, make them seem like waste-filled runways.  More…

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Brazil Tackles Forced Labor Problem Reply

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.

Performers at the Centro de Apoio e Pastoral do Migrante (CAMI) Third Annual Immigrant Music and Poetry Festival in Sao Paulo. Photos by Ana Defillo

Performers at the Centro de Apoio e Pastoral do Migrante (CAMI) Third Annual Immigrant Music and Poetry Festival in Sao Paulo. Photos by Ana Defillo

 

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The Conversation: Bolivia’s Big Opportunity Reply

An indigenous Bolivian plays a traditional flute at the Valle de la Luna near La Paz, Bolivia. Photo by Brian Seavitt

 By renationalizing its oil and gas, Bolivia has lifted its economy, but the country needs to invest in its people and diversify its economy in order to achieve sustainable growth. Brian Seavitt suggests how. More…

Adventures in Kurdistan Reply

A man in Zakho, Iraq,  wearing traditional Kurdish attire. Photos by Sara Monteabaro

A man in Zakho, Iraq, wearing traditional Kurdish attire. Photos by Sara Monteabaro

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.

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