The Conversation: Snowstorm & No Ceilings 2

Hillary Clinton may no longer be in office but she has no trouble drawing a crowd in New York, as Jane McClenahan reports.

Hillary and Chelsea Clinton with Melinda Gates at NYU. Courtesy Leslie Dewees.

Hillary and Chelsea Clinton with Melinda Gates at NYU.  Photo by Leslie Dewees.

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Bolivian Journey 1

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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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The Conversation: new on Tutawaza 1

Here on Tutawaza, we thought we’d add  a little something to the site. In addition to our regular blogs where our team reflect on initiatives in global development, we’ll be bringing you shorter pieces on what’s in the news, and behind the headlines. Serious, humorous and sometimes just stories that grabbed our attention and that we’d like to share here.

We’d like to know what you’re interested in too. So, please do tweet us @tutawaza, find us on Facebook at Tutawaza or meal tutawaza@gmail.com.

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.

Here though it’s called  ‘The Samaritans’, and for those of us involved in international development, the joke may be on us.  There are clips available on its website .  Hopefully, the full episodes will be available soon. The clip showing the team working to create a new acronym to help them get a funding grant looked promising.

Guatemala: Calling on the International Community Reply

Guatemala has asked the United Nations twice for assistance in establishing peace and justice. Barbara Borst reports in the second of four articles on Guatemala.

At Santo Tomas, a Catholic church built atop a Maya altar in Chichicastenango, worshipers use symbols of both cultures.  Photo by Barbara Borst

At Santo Tomas, a Catholic church built atop a Maya altar in Chichicastenango, worshipers use symbols of both cultures.
Photo by Barbara Borst

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Rwanda: Lessons on Preventing Genocide 1

The general who led United Nations peacekeepers during the Rwanda genocide says early warning signs are the key to preventing atrocities. Hadley Griffin reports.

Lieutenant General Romeo Dallaire led UN peacekeeping in Rwanda during the genocide. Eugenie Mukeshimana, head of Genocide Survivors Support Network, stands next to him. Photo courtesy of Africa Renewal/Bo Li

Lieutenant General Romeo Dallaire led UN peacekeeping in Rwanda during the genocide. Eugenie Mukeshimana, head of Genocide Survivors Support Network, stands next to him.
Photo courtesy of Africa Renewal/Bo Li

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Looking Ahead 1

Jane McClenahan writes: As we move into 2014, I’d like to share a few things I’m following this year. It’s a list to encourage discussion, is far from exhaustive and is shamelessly biased towards my own interests.

Terracotta army of Chinese Emperor Qin Shi Huang, third century BC. Photo by Barbara Borst

Terracotta army of Chinese Emperor Qin Shi Huang, third century BC.
Photo by Barbara Borst

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Zimbabwe’s Poor Restart Reply

Prominent Zimbabwean attorney and human rights activist Beatrice Mtetwa talks about the problems with her country’s new constitution and new government, as Barbara Borst reports.

Beatrice Mtetwa, left, speaking about Zimbabwe at the International Peace Institute, with Mireille Affa'a-Mindzie of IPI. Photo by Barbara Borst

Beatrice Mtetwa, left, speaking about Zimbabwe at the International Peace Institute, with Mireille Affa’a-Mindzie of IPI.
Photo by Barbara Borst

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Preventing Political Violence in Kenya Reply

A new study assesses how Kenya avoided another round of widespread ethnic violence in the March 2013 elections and what steps it still needs to take. Barbara Borst reports.

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