European Economic Crisis and Young People

Posted on Jul 16, 2012 in Foreign Policy, Leadership | 0 comments

People all across Europe are angry and frustrated. But they are speaking out. Over much of 2011, the European economic crisis and the images of young people protesting and demanding answers have been covered and disseminated. This crisis is not simply about bankers and world leaders coming up with agreements to drastically cut the budget while borrowing mountains of money to pay their nation’s bills. It is about creating change, and for people in their late teens to early thirties, this is their time. Yet they are told that their time must be put on hold, and no one is telling them how long they have to wait.

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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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Chicago’s NATO Summit

Posted on May 29, 2012 in Foreign Policy | 0 comments

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s 25th Summit took place in Chicago between May 20th and 21st.  Interest among Seattle’s...

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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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