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So you want to change the world?

Not long after graduate school, I traveled from sunny California to Washington, DC and got a job with an organization that did advocacy around a whole range of social justice issues.  It was perfect: full of passion and drive, I got to work with people who had a mission and …

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Young Americans and Egyptians talk, but don’t see eye to eye

by Dan Murphy Christian Science Monitor May 10, 2007 Over the weekend in Cairo, young Egyptian and American students and professionals came together in a series of meetings intended to bridge differences between the two cultures and countries. They were looking for common ground between Arab and American, searching for …

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Americans, Egyptians discuss the US’s Middle East policy

by Jonathan Spollen The Daily Star May 6, 2007 CAIRO: As world leaders descended on Sharm El-Sheikh to discuss Iraq, leaders in the making were running their own conference at the American University in Cairo (AUC). “Bringing the World Home: An American-Egyptian Youth Dialogue on US Policy,” a conference which …

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Human Trafficking 101: Global Trends

Human trafficking is a global phenomenon asn in order to effectively fight against it, we must first have an accurate picture of where and how the transport and exploitation actually take place. Geography–both physical and political–plays a significant role in the modern day slave trade. Factors frome terrain characteristics to …

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Reducing our impact on the global environment

Recently, I’ve been posting about the importance of reducing our impact on the global environment. Rather than simply talking abstractly about such ideas, I thought it might be helpful to share some recommendations for modern-day citizens from the experts. Following is a list of my favorite helpful suggestions from the …

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A political analyst, Kogan understands the power of opportunity

A political analyst, Kogan understands the power of opportunity by Mary Howard Connecticut College Magazine April 2007 Eugene Kogan ´03 and his family had much to be thankful for this past Thanksgiving. The day marked the family´s 10th anniversary in the United States. Kogan, his parents and brother came to …

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From African poverty to American Idol

by Jake Sommer The Daily (Univ. of Washington) April 27, 2007 World-famous developmental economist Jeffrey Sachs held a video conference with UW students yesterday that was sponsored by Americans for Informed Democracy (AID), a student organization that focuses on educating the public about international issues like malaria, world poverty and …

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