Monthly Archives: July 2013

The Diplomatic Dangers of PRISM

By: Leslie Schuman A little over a month ago, Edward Snowden, an employee of Booz Allen Hamilton, a contractor for the National Security Agency (NSA), released a bevy of government documents detailing a highly classified counterterrorism program called PRISM. PRISM is an electronic surveillance program run by the NSA that was first instituted by the […]

Snowden Granted Asylum: A Taste of Our Own Medicine

By: Bryan Reines On June 14, 2013, United States federal prosecutors charged Edward Snowden with espionage and theft of government property.  Snowden is accused of leaking government documents pertaining to top-secret surveillance programs. Specifically, Snowden is charged with revealing the National Security Agency’s (NSA) mass surveillance program, PRISM, details about the NSA’s phone call database, […]

Boko Haram Uprisings in Nigeria

By: Ibitola Adesuyi Nigeria is an ethnically plural society; it is home to over 250 ethnic groups including primarily the Hausa, Igbo, and Yoruba. Within these ethnic divisions, religion and location play an important role. The Hausas, who are primarily located in the North, are predominantly Muslim. On the other hand, the Igbos live in […]

Wellbeing in a Box: Health Advice from the Government of Finland

By: Maija Ehlinger ‘Health’ has a complicated definition today.  ‘Global health’ tends to be defined by buzz phrases like ‘AIDS in Africa’ or ‘famine in Nigeria.’ Such terms make it so that providing humanitarian care becomes more about Western intervention during times of tragedy and disaster, while largely ignoring basic ‘health’ promotion on a day-to-day […]


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