Campaign Against Corruption Has Reached Chinese Military Elite

Former Fellow Cheng Li (China, 1993-1995) wrote an article published by China-US Focus regarding an unprecedentedly large-scale turnover at the 19th Party Congress this October, according to many analysts. The article reflects on “Xi Jinping’s bold, years-long campaign against corruption has already reached high into the ranks of the military

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Former Fellow Hansen on Knowledge of the Old to Solve the New

Former Fellow Suzy Hansen (Turkey, 2007-2009) was the subject of an article published by Los Angeles Review of Books regarding her book Notes on a Foreign Country: An American Abroad in a Post-American World. The article reflects on the manner and extent to which knowledge of the history provides a solution to current issues. Click here for the full

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Former Fellow Hansen’s Years Abroad a “Shattering and a Shame”

Former Fellow Suzy Hansen (Turkey, 2007-2009) was the subject of an article published by Los Angeles Review of Books regarding her book, Notes on a Foreign Country: An American Abroad in a Post-American World. The article reflects on how Hansen’s years as an American abroad were not characterized as “a joyous romp of self-discovery and romance.”

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It’s tradition: Female genital mutilation in Nigeria

ABUJA, Nigeria — Fourteen-year-old Chioma just recently began menstruating. Her father sits in his village compound with five male friends who happen to be local chiefs to discuss her coming of age and make plans for a special ceremony. “Finally my daughter will be welcomed fully into womanhood and I can start entertaining suitors,” he says of expectations she will undergo the ritual cutting of her genitalia, a practice called female genital mutilation. His friends congratulate him on the milestone and one says, “so your tiny daughter of yesterday will soon become a fully grown woman, that’s good—oh, the gods be praised!”

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Civil liberties and tyrannical majorities

“Everyone has the right to advocate individually or collectively to advance her people, nation, and country… to express her thoughts and attitudes in accordance with her conscience… [and] to communicate and obtain information to develop her personal and social environment.” —Article 28 of the Indonesian constitution (1945)[1] JAKARTA,

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Former Fellow Fieser on Caribbean Helicopters Evacuation Efforts

Former  Fellow Ezra Fieser (Guatemala, 2008-2010) wrote an article published by Bloomberg about Caribbean Helicopters, owned by Neil Dickinson, which had been racing to evacuate children, elderly, and the sick off Barbuda before Hurricane Jose. Caribbean Helicopters was shuttling food, water, and emergency supplies in several times a day, and leaving

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Former Fellow Fieser on Hurrican Irma

Former Fellow Ezra Fieser (Guatemala, 2008-2010) contributed to an article published by Livemint regarding the projected destructive costs of Hurricane Irma. The article states that “Hurricane Irma is threatening Florida with almost $200 billion worth of damages, $2 trillion of property, two weeks after Harvey struck the heart of US energy production.”

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Former Fellow Turner on “No Tech Tuesday”

Former Fellow Tyrone Turner (Brazil, 1998-2000) contributed to an article published by 89.9 WWNO regarding a challenge presented to some students in Washington D.C. this summer. The school’s principal offered $100 to each student who successfully avoided television, cell phones, and video games for 11 consecutive Tuesdays. Click here for the full

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Former Fellow Sims on American Exceptionalism

Former Fellow Suzy Hansen (Turkey, 2007-2009) was featured in an article published by The Washington Post regarding the content of her book, Notes from a Foreign Country: An American Abroad in a Post-American World. Hansen states that “American exceptionalism is a product of 200 years of disconnection from our country’s acts around the world

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Former Fellow Hansen on an American’s Strange Weight

Former Fellow Suzy Hansen (Turkey, 2007-2009) was the subject of an article published by WUNC 91.5 regarding her book Notes on a Foreign Country: An American Abroad in a Post-American World. Hansen notes that we “can no longer travel in foreign countries without noticing the strange weight we carry with us.” Click here for the full article.