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Reflections from Ghana

I have just returned to my position at AIDemocracy after a few weeks abroad in Ghana.  And while I have spent much of my day today muddling through emails and trying to stay awake (jet lag is a killer), I thought it was important to blog about my experience.  I …

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Universal Declaration of Economic Rights: A New World Order?

Critics have attempted to expose the inefficiencies of the Bretton Woods system that caters to countries that have the most money and consequently most voting power. Multi-lateral funding agencies are under fire for perpetuating their own standards of multilateralism that favor founding members or developed countries. The obvious and consistent …

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Education is More than a Building

No more cups of any kind, number 3s, or beverage references. Let’s talk about root causes. “Give a man a fish; you have fed him for today. Teach a man to fish; and you have fed him for a lifetime” To build on this wonderful old adage (which was all …

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Dispatches From Peru: Adventures in the Amazon, Oil Companies, and Indigenous Amazonian Communities

Hey AIDemocracy network! I am writing you from Cusco again, after having had pretty crazy adventures in Iquitos and the northern Amazonian region of Peru. I guess I’ll just sort of give a run down and then some thoughts on the whole experience… So our group of students had been …

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Story of the Refugee Crisis: How the Conflicts Started

What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans, and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty and democracy? -Mahatma Gandhi War has been a common theme throughout human history, and its reach extends further than just …

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