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Ariel Smilowitz
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Ariel Smilowitz is a senior at Cornell University majoring in Government. She is involved in several student-run, youth-focused organizations including the International Youth Council USA, the Roosevelt Institute Campus Network, and the Youth Creating Action Network. She has also worked at the U.S. Agency for International Development on a range of development issues.

Ariel has been featured in several blogs and publications including The Cornell Daily Sun, The Roosevelt Institute Campus Network's 10 Ideas Series, MediaGlobal and UNEARTH News, The Avon Global Center for Woman and Justice Blog, and USAID's official blog, USAID Impact. Feel free to contact her with any questions or comments at Follow her on twitter at @asmilowitz.

Entries by Ariel Smilowitz

The Real Nature of America's Child Migrant Crisis

(0) Comments | Posted June 6, 2014 | 11:52 AM

In the past seven months, over 47,000 unaccompanied children have been caught crossing the southwest border of the United States. This number is a 92 percent increase over the same period of time in 2013; before 2011, the number of child migrants into the U.S. averaged...

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Unlocking the Benefits of Open Data

(0) Comments | Posted February 25, 2014 | 10:41 AM

This past weekend marked the third annual Open Data Day, an international event that gathers people around the globe each year in an effort to support and encourage the adoption of open data policies by the world's governments and institutions. Open data is defined as "data...

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Sexual and Gender-Based Violence: Acknowledging the Issue Is not Enough

(0) Comments | Posted October 29, 2013 | 1:24 PM

The issue of sexual and gender-based violence in conflict and crisis has been featured prominently among scholars, organizations and institutions alike within the past few weeks. During the United Nations General Assembly, Secretary of State John Kerry announced a new US initiative, Safe from the Start, to prevent...

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