Is Awareness Enough?

Is Awareness Enough?

September 8, 2014

As the 65th annual United Nations DPI/NGO conference wound to a close, I was left with an impression of one recurring theme above all others: inclusivity. The week featured a greater variety of national, communal and personal identity groups than I’d ever seen before assembled in one place, all lobbyingRead More

The Allure of Technocrats

The Allure of Technocrats

July 15, 2014

In The Living and the Dead, Paul Hendrickson’s gripping portrait of Robert McNamara and the war he helped shape, the former Secretary of Defense is shown most effectively through the eyes of those he most affected: A Quaker man who was driven to self-immolate on the Pentagon lawn, a helicopterRead More

Why Meat Consumption is a Human Rights Issue

Why Meat Consumption is a Human Rights Issue

August 27, 2014

Nothing is like a ‘Caniac’ at Canes Chicken after a long night in the library or after a win over a Big Ten rival at the Horseshoe.  Six whole 100% all white meat chicken strips for your personal consumption. But what goes into the production of those chicken strips, andRead More

The Female Perspective on the Millennium Development Goals

The Female Perspective on the Millennium Development Goals

September 17, 2014

The Millennium Development Goals have been the most ambitious and successful global attempt to eradicate poverty in history. The eight goals, established following the Millennium Summit of the United Nations in September 2000, address eight unique aspects of the fight against extreme poverty. The goals include achieving universal primary education,Read More