Reports


Why The World Shall Worry About Ethiopia’s Crisis

As the news feed arrives instantly, a grave humanitarian crisis is unfolding in Ethiopia. Once again, it needs the world’s attention. According to the Crisis Group, Africa’s second-most populous country is at risk of collapsing again. After a year-long clash between the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) and government forces,

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Not Just A Textbook: The Impact Of History Education In The United States 

Education is a vital aspect in ensuring a progressive and adaptable society. In the United States, education about the country’s past has been an uncomfortable topic, especially because of the racial conversations that are necessary to encourage a comprehensive understanding of historical events. Unfortunately, because of this division, American history

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Why We Need Clean-Climate Tech Start-Up’s To Reach Zero Emissions

The UN Climate Summit, COP26, recently came to an end in Glasgow, and with it was the future compromise of nearly 200 countries to hold more meetings. Global North countries acknowledged their moral and legal obligation to help more at-risk countries, particularly those already seeing climate damage. Many key countries’

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Facebook Fueling Violence And Instability Across The Globe

Recent revelations show that Facebook has been fueling violence and instability across the globe. As algorithms amplify divisive content and moderating efforts prove ineffective or otherwise negligent, hate speech proliferates across the social media platform. Although Facebook was well aware of these “real world” harms, the company willingly disregarded them

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Journalists Assaulted And Detained At Belarusian Border

On the 16th of November, two photojournalists, Maciej Moskwa and Maciej Nabrdalik, along with their colleague from the Czech Republic, traveled to Wiejki, a Polish village close to the border of Belarus. The three reporters traveled with the assignment to take pictures of the ongoing migrant crisis at the Belarus-Poland

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LAC Food Systems: Contextualizing Recent COP26 Talks

I. Introduction In late October at COP26, the government of Honduras and International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) jointly agreed to pursue financing for climate-smart investments in the Honduran agricultural sector (for more information, see Grant Whittington’s article, “COP26 Results in a New Opportunity for Smallholder Farmers in Central America.”)

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The "female"/Venus symbol, drawn sketchily in deep blue/purple crayon.

Feminism And The Scope Of Social Policy

Social policy: a comprehensive mechanism used to create systemic change. Research into the formation of social policy focuses on policies which impact the “distribution of and access to goods and resources,” aiming to improve people’s wellbeing and create an equitable standard of life. In the case of New Zealand’s democracy,

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Protesters gather outside the Canadian consulate in San Francisco, California on February 7, 2020 in solidarity with Wetʼsuwetʼen hereditary chiefs who oppose construction of the Coastal GasLink Pipeline. The demonstrators hold signs that say "1000 Grandmothers for Future Generations", "Extinction Rebellion Climate Chaos or Survival?", "#RCMP stand down no pipeline #STOPTheMoneyPipeLine", "Canada, the world is watching", "Solidarity with Wetʼsuwetʼen", "Solidarity with Unistʼotʼen", and "No Pipelines Solidarity w/ Wetʼsuwetʼen."

Canada And Indigenous Sovereignty: The Case Of The C.G.L. Pipeline

Last Sunday, members of the Gidimt’en Clan of the Wet’suwet’en Nation reissued an eviction notice enforcing Coastal GasLink (C.G.L.) pipeline workers’ evacuation from the nation’s traditional lands. The clan gave eight hours of leeway for workers at two work camps along the Morice River Forest Service Road outside Houston, British

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India’s Resurgence Of Covid-19, A Perfect Storm?

COVID-19 is a biological phenomenon that, like the Spanish Flu Pandemic of 1918, came as a surprise to the vast majority of the world’s population, quickly infecting people. Within a few short months, it became known as a global pandemic. The pandemic was caused by the specific SARS-COV2 virus. COVID-19’s

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Rape Culture in Latin America

On October 29th, the BBC reported on the case of an 11-year-old Bolivian girl who became pregnant after being raped continuously for several months by a family member. The case has unleashed a ‘fierce debate between human rights activists and the Catholic church in Bolivia’, as religious groups attempt to

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The Inefficacy Of Sanctions

This past weekend, President Joe Biden imposed a new set of sanctions on Iran. This comes as he and other European leaders set out to discuss the potential easing of sanctions during the G-20 global finance conference in Rome. The leaders made it clear that they would not lift sanctions

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Burkina Faso Reckons With Civilian Massacres

On Monday, November 1st, 10 civilians were executed by armed militants and four others are believed to have been kidnapped. According to government sources, the civilians were intercepted by unidentified, armed men on their way to the market town of Markoye. The recent attack adds to the growing number that

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American Sweatshops? The Normalization Of Child Labor In The United States

Child labor is making an unwelcome comeback in the United States. Restaurants, amusement parks, industry groups, Republican and occasionally even Democratic politicians are citing the COVID-19-induced “labor shortage” as an excuse to hire teens to work harder and longer than ever before. In Wisconsin, which already replaced “child labor” with

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