Category: Events

The Tip of the Tip of the Iceberg: Trump’s Rhetoric on Migration

There are three medium to long term options for the victims of large scale displacement: integration, resettlement or voluntary repatriation. Let’s be clear here, according to UNHCR figures, only 1%…
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Annan: “It’s Your Future” (But it’s Bleak)

Speaking Thursday evening before a full auditorium at Baruch college, former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan painted a dismal picture of the future of international cooperation. "Instead of the new world order, we have…
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Technology Towards a “Conflict-Free” Tomorrow

Diamonds in Sierra Leone. Coltan in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Bananas in Colombia. What do these have in common? Some of the world's largest conflicts are strengthened by…
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Live from the 2014 Social Good Summit

The New Context is live today from the Mashable Social Good Summit. The event kicks off at 11:45AM with UN Secretary Ban Ki Moon. Watch the livestream and Follow @thenewcontext on…
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World Urban Forum VII: Medellin

Worldwide, over 3.5 billion people, or half the global population, live in cities. In 2009, for the first time in history more people were living in urban areas than in…
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World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty: When Research Prevents Implementation

Last week, the World Bank held its annual Conference on Land and Poverty in Washington, DC, in which scholars, practitioners, donors, and researchers present their work on land issues. I attended with…
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Shedding Light on the Resource Curse

The Julien J. Studley Graduate Program in International Affairs, in partnership with the Revenue Watch Institute, is hosting "Shedding Light on the Resource Curse: Pursuing Accountability for Mineral and Oil…
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Can Banksy Save Syria?

This week, the street artist Banksy, with the support of a sizable contingent of the major international relief organizations and a number of celebrities begins an international media push to generate attention for…
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Syria’s Lost Students and Scholars

By Marina Gabriel [caption id="attachment_1314" align="alignleft" width="300"] UNHCR/M. Abu Asaker[/caption] The New School recently hosted a Center for Public Scholarship event entitled “Syrian Higher Education in Crisis; The Road Forward.”…
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The United Nations Celebrates Day of the Girl Child

[caption id="attachment_1288" align="alignleft" width="225"] Credit: Karen Lucas[/caption] By Meredith O’Connell As a feminist international affairs graduate student, female empowerment and education equality are the nearest and dearest issues to my…
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Fighting for Justice in El Salvador, Four Decades and Counting

[caption id="attachment_1265" align="alignleft" width="300"] Patricia Garcia during an interview at the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights.[/caption] Years before the civil war in El Salvador officially began,…
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GPIA Conference Preview: What your friends are writing about

Here's a roundup of (most) of the papers being presented April 23rd at the GPIA Conference at the New School Hirshon suite, 55W.13th Street, 2nd floor 9:30am-6:30 pm (more…)
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