Why Intersectionality Matters in the Global Context

Various international topics such as human rights, globalization, femicide, foreign service, international social movements, the global economy and experience abroad may more or less seem unrelated. However, what each of these subjects share is their intersectionality. Spring intern Yemi Olaiya discusses the idea behind intersectionality and its relevance to how global issues are addressed.

Civil Liberties: A Privilege, Not a Right? A look at the flexibility of human rights in security issues

Source: American Constitution Society for Law and Policy Last week the U.S. Senate released a controversial report on the Central Intelligence Agency’s use of torture in the interrogation of terrorists and suspected terrorists. The report argues that torture is ineffective as an interrogation technique and is therefore unjustified. The CIA promptly countered the criticism with a … Read More

2 Political Reasons Why China Should Stop Blocking Social Media

China seems to have little remorse about violating several World Trade Organization principles of free trade and open market access. Its citizens’ are forbidden to access to foreign sites—including social media sites—while foreigners are able to access Chinese sites. Aynne Kokas, an expert on Chinese Internet policies at Rice University in Texas, says this is … Read More

Internship Opportunities and Global Learning for the Summer of 2014 and Beyond

There is a lot to be learned outside of the classroom! Whether you are thinking about college applications or possible career plans, a summer internship, study, or travel opportunity is worth considering, and with summer just around the corner many high school, undergraduate, and graduate students are doing just that. To help start the search … Read More

International Women’s Day Resources

For those of you who are not aware, today (March 8) is International Women’s Day. The official United Nations theme for this year’s International Women’s Day  is “A promise is a promise: Time for action to end violence against women.” According to statistics provided by the UN, many women today still face dire situations: Up to 50% … Read More

Humanitarian Aid Training…Locally!

Are you interested in human rights, activism and humanitarian work? Look no further than the Steel City’s own La Roche College! Local Pittsburgh University, La Roche College, is offering an innovative, unique summer training program aimed at eager college graduates hoping to work in the Emergency and Humanitarian Aid field. Their two week Global Development … Read More