Grandmother Power: A Global Phenomenon

Posted on Nov 6, 2012 in Community Programs | 1 comment

The World Affairs Council and Global Washington will be sponsoring a program dedicated to recognizing the courageous grandmothers that are fighting for our youth. Community Programs will be hosting Paola Gianturco, author of “Grandmother Power: A Global Phenomenon.” Ms. Gianturco is a photographer as well as a writer and has written five books, documenting the lives of women in 55 countries. “Grandmother Power: A Global Phenomenon” discusses the international movement of grandmothers and their uprising role as activists.

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Climate Change

Posted on Oct 8, 2012 in Community Programs, International Visitors Program | 0 comments

Politicians, scientists, world leaders, and others constantly speak out about the perilous effects of climate change and other environmental problems. Despite the constant chatter, there has been a lack of substantive political action to remedy the situation.

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Mining Company Sues El Salvador for Permit

Posted on Jun 20, 2012 in Community Programs, Foreign Policy | 0 comments

For many of us the thought of a “gold rush” is something only heard about in reference to the 1800s or in history textbooks. However,...

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China in Africa

Posted on Jun 7, 2012 in Community Programs, Foreign Policy | 0 comments

China’s increasing investments in Africa and the Arctic have been met with mixed results. Should there be concern about China’s economic expansion? Learn more about China in Africa here before you attend our conversation with Dambisa Moyo, a leading economist and author on China’s race to resource acquirements, on June 14.

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Charlene Strong: It’s Time to Carry the Water

Posted on May 30, 2012 in Community Programs, Foreign Policy, Leadership | 2 comments

When Charlene Strong rushed to the emergency room in Dec. 2006 to check on her partner who had been trapped in a flooded basement, a social...

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Sustainable Aid in Africa

Posted on May 22, 2012 in Community Programs, Foreign Policy | 0 comments

The United States spent $30.6 billion on foreign aid in 2010, with the largest portions marked for Sub-Saharan Africa. Too often, however, one question is ignored: how is this money used to help people better their own situations – and not create a system where aid recipients grow dependent on aid to assist them?

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