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Educating Afghan Girls

With a teacher, a net connection, and information-filled digital devices tucked safely in the palms of their sweet little hands, who could stop these girls from learning?

  • 10/17/2021
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Welcoming Afghans for the Long Haul

In a Minnesota hotel last week, the hallways are full of recently arrived people from Afghanistan. Some of the doors

  • 10/17/2021
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Global Rights for Women: The Prevalence of Domestic Violence

The last year has been devastating regarding violence against women. The statistics we have collected help us understand the increase and nature of violence, which is catastrophic.

  • 09/24/2021
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A Global Conversation on Public Health and Pandemic Response

We have the tools — raw materials, surveillance, science, communication — to do better. “It is about political will” to make this a priority, so we don’t forget, like we did the lessons of the 1918 pandemic.

  • 04/07/2021
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Ileana Mejia: Community Care

Reflections on How We Measure Our Value

  • 05/26/2020
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Picture Impact: A New Approach to Global Relief

When Dr. Helzi Noponen was a visiting professor at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs from 2005 to 2008, she

  • 09/25/2019
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Called to Syria

It was 2015 and millions of refugees were arriving on the shores of Greece. I watched in horror as images

  • 05/01/2018
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Liberating American Women

Cheryllyne Vaz grew up in Mumbai, India, reading U.S. feminist literature. In school she studied the American civil rights movement. She

  • 04/01/2018

Unwavering

Cheryl Robertson has spent three decades working as a public health nurse in countries ripped apart by war, trauma and displacement, and she’s not about to stop

  • 04/01/2017

Mapping the World

The wonderfully recognizable outline of the United States appeared different when sandwiched between Canada and Mexico, no longer center of everything, but off to the side, disconnected to everything else.

  • 02/01/2017
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Women Wage Peace

Women Wage Peace, which was founded on the premise that Israeli and Palestinian people had lost hope that there would ever be an agreement, and that women could change that attitude by instilling hope in the population.

  • 08/01/2016
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Becoming World Savvy

Dana Mortenson (Photo Courtesy of World Savvy) As someone who witnessed the second plane hit the World Trade Center in

  • 06/01/2016