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Cast Your Vote

I remember my first protest. I was born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – yes, the country that lost the airplanes – and lived there for the first fifteen years of my life. In 2012, thousands of Malaysians took to the streets to demand clean elections, crackdowns on corruption, and protection …

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Millennials and the 21st Century Workforce: Is This Really What You Want?

When it comes to the” ins” and “outs” of the job market, the “Millennial” generation faces a host of challenges marred by contradictions.  On one hand there exists the pervasive belief that our generation will supplant the Baby Boomers as the primary stewards of government and the market place.  On …

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Take Off the Bracelet and Join the Peace Corps

A few weeks back South Park aired a fantastic episode that, on face, was mocking Lance Armstrong and his association with Live Strong.  The underlying message was fairly obvious but I bring it up because it has tremendous relevance to the concept of youth leadership. In the episode everyone became …

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Less Visible, but Nonetheless Important Issues: The Democratic Republic of Congo

The news headlines are filled with information on Syria, the United Nations, sustainability, and anti – Western protests, as well as the everyday discussions of how much tax money the rich should pay each year, or how much in social welfare the poor deserve. As these discussions continue, a group …

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Emerging technological trends and Global Security

Of the world’s 100 largest economic entities, 51 are now corporations and 49 are countries. Gross Domestic Product of corporations such as Wal-Mart, General Motors, Exxon mobil and Ford Motors are calculated to exceed GDP’s of states like Norway, Singapore, South Africa and Malaysia. Since domestic markets in a country …

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Can your school host a “V-Day movement” to end violence against women and girls?

“V-Day is a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls. V-Day is a catalyst that promotes creative events to increase awareness, raise money, and revitalize the spirit of existing anti-violence organizations. V-Day generates broader attention for the fight to stop violence against women and girls, including rape, …

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