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Karen Showalter

Here comes the network! AIDemocracy stands up against a difficult climate

It’s an interesting time to be a young activist. Global challenges like poverty, security and the rights of women and girls need serious attention; every day over 1500 women die of pregnancy or childbirth-related causes, and over 1 billion people live on less than $2/day. Ours is the most global …

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Why the IMF Director debate even matters…

Perhaps you’re following the back and forth on the selection process for the next Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), following the arrest and resignation of Dominique Strauss-Kahn. But I’ll bet the majority of us are not. Hold on! This is actually a big deal. Here’s why: The …

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100 Great Ways College Students Have Changed the World

I’m reposting the first part of an interesting piece by BestCollegesOnline.com that highlights ways students have changed the world for the better. Below is the first part of this list, how students have “made history”. Check out their the full post for how students have contributed to business, innovation, service …

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Celebrate… Next Steps

One of the dominant images in the media following the death of Osama Bin Laden was the jubilant celebration of young people across the US. The media was splashed with pictures of youth chanting, wearing American flags, and setting off fireworks. Naturally this made for a great story, and these …

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You Speak, We Listen! Tell us what we should work on next year!

As another school year starts winding down, we’re starting to make big plans for 2011-12. But WAIT! We can’t go anywhere without feedback from you, dear network. In fact, your opinions will DRIVE WHAT WE DO NEXT YEAR! Please take a few minutes to complete two short surveys. The first …

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Free online trainings this week!

We’re offering two great online trainings (i.e. webinars) this week! On Monday we’ll talk about women and climate change with a Senior Policy Advocate at CARE USA. And on Tuesday we’ll talk with an AIDemocracy founder and current/former leaders about career options after graduation. More details on these and other …

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