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The HIV/AIDS Epidemic and the Hypocrisy of International Scrutiny

[caption id="attachment_1055" align="alignleft" width="288"] Photo credit: VisualAIDS[/caption] Following the announcement on March 4, 2013, that an 18-month old child in Mississippi had been cured of HIV with an early and rigorous regimen…
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Obama’s Legacy and the Humanitarian Catastrophe in Syria

[caption id="attachment_1039" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo credit: www.kuzeykafkasya.com[/caption] The leader of the opposition Syrian National Council just resigned. Foiled is another plan to truly arm the rebels and bring down Bashar…
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Days of Fighting and Days of Glory: a short film

[caption id="attachment_849" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photographed: 13-year-old film maker, Lucas Peixoto(Photo by Marcela Gara)[/caption] This past summer, I helped conduct a youth media workshop for adolescents living in the unpacified favela…
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Separation Wall Anxiety: ‘5 Broken Cameras’ Review

[caption id="attachment_778" align="alignleft" width="300"] A poster for "5 Broken Cameras" at a theater in Ramallah in the West Bank. Photo credit: Reuters[/caption] Inspired by the upcoming Academy Awards, the New…
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The Internship Dilemma

[caption id="attachment_272" align="alignleft" width="300"] Kelli Vanover, GPIA StudentPhoto by Marcela Gara[/caption] Today, internship culture is on the rise, reflected by media coverage and books such as the 2012 bestseller Intern Nation.…
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UN Disgrace in the Balkans Resurfaces in ‘The Whistleblower’

Balkans International Field Program students attended a book tour event for The Whistleblower at picturesque Columbia University's Pulitzer Hall January 31. Subtitled "peacekeeping and human-trafficking in Bosnia," the event revealed…
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Opening the closet door of policy: Gay rights promotion in the U.S. will be felt globally

[caption id="attachment_686" align="alignleft" width="300"] Obama addresses the Parliament in Accra, Ghana July 11, 2009. Photo credit: Chuck Kennedy/White House[/caption] President Obama's open support of gay rights in his inauguration speech…
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