Russia, China, and the World: Focus on Africa

As the international community begins to debate what the next set of global development goals will be, scholars at Indiana University recently discussed what the future of Russian and Chinese…

The Struggles of Indigenous Women

First Nations women launched a social media campaign in Canada last year designed to highlight the violence they face. #AmINext began after a young indigenous woman was murdered when she tried…

2015 Foreign Language Oscar Nominees

The five films nominated for a Foreign Language Film Academy Award last week deal with a variety of subjects from the fall of the Soviet Union to jihadists’ arrival in…

Ebola in Liberia

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States says 4,033 people have died in the latest outbreak of Ebola. There have been a total of 8,400 cases…

Global Labor As Precariat

American streets were recently filled with fast food workers marching for a living wage. The Service Employees International Union launched the “Fight for $15” in 2012 to organize fast food…

East China Sea — “Fearsome Situation”

International attention has been trained on Iraq, Syria, and Ukraine the last several months — where conflicts rage over land. One expert suggests people should be paying more attention to…

Water — A Human Right?

Next year the United Nations’s ‘Water for Life’ initiative ends. 2005-2015 was labeled by the agency the ‘International Decade for Action Water for Life‘ and in 2010 the United Nations…