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The United States currently incarcerates the largest portion of its population in the world. According to a 2013 international study, for every 100,000 U.S. citizens, 716 are in prison.[1] The problem of mass imprisonment is exacerbated by the disproportional representation of non-white Americans in the inmate population. Increasingly, this indication …

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This is our time

If our civilisation is to thrive in the next one hundred years, there are a number of challenges that our generation must tackle and solve. How far we have come in the last few decades? In 2015, the United Nations released a report on global progress on the Millennium Development …

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Join us this summer as a Global Scholar Program Coordinator

Americans for Informed Democracy/AMP Global Youth is seeking a Coordinator for Global Scholar, our groundbreaking and intensive two-week academic enrichment program that offers rising high school juniors and seniors the chance to sharpen their understanding of international affairs and leadership skills in a university setting. Find out more at www.globalscholar.org. …

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Join us this summer as a Global Scholar Program Fellow

Join us to build the next generation of young global leaders! Global Scholar is a two-week intensive global leadership and social change training for high school students in Washington, DC. Run by AIDemocracy / AMP Global Youth, the program empowers high school students to understand the biggest global challenges facing …

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Join our Student Leadership Team for 2016-2017

DYK we’re a totally member-driven community? Indeed, a rockstar team of Student Coordinators lead all of our work, from creating campaigns to drafting social media. And we’re looking for the best and brightest to lead this community in 2016-17! Is that you? Read on! We amplify the story, voice and …

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Femicide in Latin and South America

For this post, I will be writing about a grim topic that has become an epidemic around the world, with media coverage on the issue being minimal. Femicide is the intentional killing of women because of their gender. Femicide is not in a different category than homicide, but rather it …

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Importance of Learning a Foreign Language

“Do you know what a foreign accent is? It’s a sign of bravery.” –Amy Chua, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother Learning another language not only opens your eyes to an entire new world, but it also reveals new insights about yourself and your own culture. Learning a foreign language …

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