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.
This half-hour radio program will feature Hina Shamsi, Director, ACLU National Security Project. She will discuss “The Role of Human Rights Laws in U.S. National Security” with host Emily Markham, Education Program Manager. This interview will air on October 17 (7:00 a.m.) and October 18 (10:30 a.m. ).
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
This blog post was researched and written by Intern Jocelyn Inlay. One act of violence can cause a chain of events that impact not only the victim, but their family and society at large as well. That is why November 25 is International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women. Once again, the United Nations … Read More
Women make up 64% of the lower house of the legislature in the country that leads the world in elected female representatives. Can you guess which country this is? It’s not the United States. For all of the opportunities it affords women, the U.S. ranks 85th in women elected with 18.3% female legislators. The United … Read More
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
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
Over a century and a half ago, slavery was abolished in the United States and it is illegal worldwide. Human trafficking, however, persists as a form of modern-day bondage. The United Nations defines human trafficking as a crime against humanity in which traffickers coerce people into performing labor or sexual acts against their will for … Read More
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
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