The World Affairs Councils of America hosted a Hot Topics Conference Call on Mandela’s Legacy with Douglas Foster, Associate Professor, Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University, and author of After Mandela: The Struggle for Freedom in Post Apartheid South Africa, on Wednesday, December 11. The call was moderated by Bill Clifford, President and CEO, World Affairs Councils of America.
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Billions of dollars are spent around the world every year in aid, so how is this aid used to help people to better their own situations instead of relying on foreign governments to assist them? Many parts of Africa face challenges around issues such as health and HIV/AIDS, agriculture, food security, water, sanitation, and hygiene. In sub-Saharan Africa: an estimated 5% of the population is living with HIV/AIDS (68% of the world’s total); malnutrition affects a third of the population; and sanitation coverage is only at about 36%. What... read more
Health issues impact millions of people every year, both in the U.S. and abroad: nearly one million people die from malaria each year; HIV infects approximately 4 million new people; drug resistant TB is a growing scourge. The United States spends trillions of dollars on domestic health care, but what is our incentive to look beyond our own borders and put additional resources towards improving global health? At a time when our nation has a growing debt, why should the United States — and specifically, the Department of Health and Human... read more
Women make up half the global population, and yet a global report on women in media showed that men occupy the vast majority of leadership and news-gathering jobs in most nations around the world. How would the world’s news change if women had a greater voice in examining the stories that they read or hear each day? What unique perspectives do women journalists bring to their work exploring – and to some degree promoting – grassroots movements and social change?
This event was held on March 15, 2012.
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