Why are women excluded from the peace talks that will shape Syria’s future? Lindsay Cornelio examines the issue.
“It’s time to recognize the principle that men and women really are created equal,” Professor William Easterly declared at a promotion of his new book Tyranny of Experts. Lauren Corr was there for Tutawaza.
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.
Lori Perkovich reports on a United Nations panel discussion of the conflict-related sexual violence that plagues the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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.
Justice in Guatemala faces a new challenge as a dynamic attorney general is told to step down in May. Barbara Borst reports in the final article of a four-part series.
2014 is the twentieth anniversary of the Rwandan genocide. Over 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus were killed in three months. American development and humanitarian worker, Carl Wilkens was there. Leslie Dewees reports.
African leaders reflect on their continent’s efforts at peacebuilding and development. Jane McClenahan reports.
Even during the 36-year-long conflict, a few determined people in Guatemala gathered evidence of the atrocities being committed. Their work contributes directly to hopes for justice today, as Barbara Borst reports.