International Day of the Girl Child October 11, 2016 Every year since 2012, October 11 has been set aside to “recognize girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world.” The day calls global attention to the need to address these challenges while promoting girls’ empowerment and the advancement of their human rights.
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Sailing Fellow Jessica Reilly and her husband Josh Moman will be passing through the Panama Canal this morning on their sailboat, the Oleada. Follow her live through the canal cameras! Miraflores High Resolution Camera: https://www.pancanal.com/common/multimedia/webcams/viewer-flash/cam-miraflores-hi.html Gatun Locks Camera: https://www.pancanal.com/eng/photo/camera-java.html?cam=Gatun
Past fellow Jean Benoit Nadeau discusses the role the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie plans to play in politics, security, and foreign affairs in his Le Devoir article. http://www.ledevoir.com/international/actualites-internationales/481913/francophonie-l-oif-a-sa-place-en-politique
Andrew Rice’s New York magazine article focuses on David Wildstein, former classmate of Chris Christie, and his involvement in the Bridgegate scandal. http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/09/david-wildstein-chris-christie-bridgegate-trial.html
Past fellow Matt Wheeler contributed an opinion piece in the New York Times, addressing the Malay-Muslim insurgents and the Thai government’s efforts to divert attention from them. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/23/opinion/can-thailand-really-hide-a-rebellion.html?_r=1 The Washington Post interviewed Matt as well, regarding militant attacks
Concerned about Russian meddling in the US Presidential election? In Foreign Affairs, past Fellow Gregory Feifer analyzes Putin’s motivations, both in election meddling and in recent Russian cyber attacks. https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/russia-fsu/2016-09-20/putins-meddling-us-elections *Access to the full article requires a subscription
Past Fellow Eve Fairbanks wrote an article about the value of consolation prizes, for the Washington Post website. Her article details the importance of recognizing effort towards a greater goal and how society became more focused on “self-care” instead of consolation. Eve argues that “self-care” is not true consolation,
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela ABUJA, Nigeria – “Are you sure you know where you are coming to?” asked my cousin in-law as we approached the northwestern state of Kaduna after a two hour road trip from Abuja. He was dropping me off at a bus stop on his way to Kano for a