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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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2010 Goes Out with a Bang!

What a year it was! In fall 2010 our members organized more than 70 campus events involving over 2000 students! We also welcomed 65+ new student leaders. Some highlights… Program highlights: This fall our programs helped students¬† understand and take action on key issues within peace & security, development, environment …

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AIDemocracy 3.0, Part 2: Some Things We Believe

Continuing the update from our strategic planning process I started last week, here are some really foundational ideas that emerged from our planning conversations. These are essentially the principles that underpin our work. 1. Global issues are connected. We cannot hope to address challenges like climate change or nuclear proliferation, …

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AIDemocracy 3.0, Part 1: vision, mission, value-add

Over the past year we’ve spent a lot of time thinking about who we are as a student network, who we work with, and how we do our work. After months of research, planning, meeting, surveying and dreaming, we have a good and clear sense of the future of this …

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