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Do Black Lives Matter in a White World?

Ediberto Roman | Posted 05.22.2015 | Latino Voices
Ediberto Roman

Much like many of you, I have reacted emotionally after watching video after video of police across the country brutalizing our black and brown youth. I have cried witnessing the utter devaluation of what should be out most cherished commodity -- our youth.

U.S. Foreign Policy for an Evolving World

Lee H. Hamilton | Posted 05.20.2015 | World
Lee H. Hamilton

Meanwhile, several Republican presidential hopefuls have already begun laying out their foreign policy plans, which are notable for their criticisms of Obama's handling of world affairs.

Standing Shoulder-to-Shoulder With LGBTI Advocates Around the World on IDAHOT

Todd Larson | Posted 05.14.2015 | Gay Voices
Todd Larson

There's lots of good work being done and lots more to do. Let's take the occasion of IDAHOT to celebrate the former and renew our commitment to the latter with the domestic LGBTI agenda having accrued the mind bogglingly speedy and extensive gains that it has accrued in recent years.

After Ebola: How Civil Society Can Help Mitigate the Next Crisis

Randal Mason | Posted 05.14.2015 | Impact
Randal Mason

After a period of intense national suffering, Liberia has just been declared Ebola-free by the World Health Organization. In addition to thanking the dedicated health care workers in her country, President Sirleaf acknowledged the key role civil society played in helping to turn the tide.

8 Cheaper Alternatives To Popular European Destinations

Thrillist | Posted 05.13.2015 | Travel

We mapped out eight under-the-radar alternatives to popular European destinations, based on the kind of activity you're looking for. Adventure sports, wine tastings, the beach?! These secondary spots are equally as awesome, just a whole lot cheaper.

The Madeira Film Festival: Cinema Paraíso

Ari Ratner | Posted 05.11.2015 | Arts
Ari Ratner

The international film scene is dotted with a series of spectacular events -- from the glitz of Cannes to the slopes of Sundance to Toronto and Tribeca -- to more intimate festivals everywhere from Sarajevo to Missoula, Montana.

The Advantages Of Downsizing When You Move Overseas | Posted 05.08.2015 | Fifty

Upon arriving in Brazil, I commenced upon a second and simpler life. I quickly immersed myself in teaching English, exercising, studying Portuguese, and building a new circle of friends. I did not miss my old life, or my old stuff.

6 Tips From a Global Entrepreneur on Building a Multinational Startup

Ryan McMunn | Posted 05.05.2015 | Business
Ryan McMunn

All startups are hard. At the Ivy Oasis How to Build a Strong Start-Up event at Columbia University several speakers made this clear. Despite the sex appeal many attach to being the founder of a tech startup, the reality is that it's stressful and exhausting.

Read It, Sign It, Share It: How We Can All Make a Difference During Global Road Safety Week

Kate Carr | Posted 05.07.2015 | Impact
Kate Carr

Reducing speed, cracking down on drinking and driving, using helmets on bikes and motorcycles, restraining children in vehicles and establishing safe school zones are all incredibly important steps that will prevent injuries and save lives.

The 8 Hardest Places in the World to Visit

Thrillist | Posted 05.06.2015 | Travel

Some countries in the world are difficult to visit because they're waaaaay off the beaten path, while others are tough because they just don't like you. Or at least, don't want you there. And these eight strongholds -- well, they're a combination of both.

Travel Lessons

Tom Cramer | Posted 05.04.2015 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

At the airport, I took a deep breath and approached the counter. I handed over my ticket, and the woman's eyes grew wide. She called over a coworker, and they spoke Flemish at 100 mph. I started to reach for my credit card.

Europe's 11 Most Underrated Small Cities

Thrillist | Posted 06.30.2015 | Travel

Say "Europe," and informed Americans will think of "The Final Countdown." Because informed Americans love '80s arena rock. Everyone else will likely envision London, Paris or Rome. But there's a lot more to the continent than its mega-cities.

Good Intentions Aren't Enough: Advice for Voluntourists

Nourish International | Posted 04.24.2015 | Impact
Nourish International

Illustration by Josh McDonald In 1968, while speaking to a conference on international student projects, Ivan Illich told those in attendance "the e...

Why High School Students Should Study Abroad

Patrick Stephenson | Posted 05.31.2015 | Education
Patrick Stephenson

A high school year abroad is a quick and dirty way to discover just how ignorant you are. As such, it's the door to a lifetime of learning and discovery. That lesson can't be taught. It must be learned firsthand.

States Pushing 'Religious Freedom' Laws Undermine U.S. Effort for Equality Abroad

Jessica Stern | Posted 05.31.2015 | Gay Voices
Jessica Stern

It is heartening to see the swift condemnation against Indiana's new law from state governments, technology leaders, athletic organizations and community organizations. The pressure should be kept up, even as the governor and lawmakers say they want to "clarify" the law's intent.

Today's Trade Agreements Are Backwards, But We Can Do Better

Peter Schurman | Posted 05.27.2015 | World
Peter Schurman

The legitimate force that drives trade agreements is companies' need for predictability and stability in order to invest beyond the borders of their home country. Everyone can support that. But where trade agreements go wrong is in secret negotiations, with virtually zero democratic input or accountability

Reinventing the Mill

Adam Kirk Edgerton | Posted 05.25.2015 | Education
Adam Kirk Edgerton

Millinocket, Maine, with over a century of history, has chosen to find opportunity in change. Recognizing its greatest resource, its people, coupled with outstanding schools built during the height of the boom, it is becoming a surprising destination for international students.

Wormhole in a Cargo Container

Isa Freeling | Posted 05.23.2015 | Arts
Isa Freeling

Presented by Shared Studios, this canny invention of communication by Yale law student Amar Bakshi disrupts the excesses of Facebook Theater and clever Twitter banter. "The shipping container is a readymade design. It is a relatively inexpensive, uniform space that exists all over the world..."

The Day I Realized I Wasn't American

Iulia Gulia | Posted 05.20.2015 | Women
Iulia Gulia

I was in 5th grade when I realized I wasn't American. Not that I hadn't had some awareness of that fact from an early age. I mean, when you're 10 and can articulate the basic premises of communism, you start to understand that maybe you're not exactly from the land of Twinkies.

End Modern Slavery (Everywhere But Here)

Robert J. Benz | Posted 05.17.2015 | Politics
Robert J. Benz

In the U.S., we need funding to educate young people to prevent them from becoming victims of human trafficking. We need funding to train members of our communities to recognize and respond to incidents of human trafficking. We need funding for health and social services to support the victims of human trafficking.

Eyeing Business Growth in Pakistan: The New U.S.-Pakistan Partnership for Access to Credit

Borany Penh | Posted 05.13.2015 | World
Borany Penh

In Pakistan, where 90 percent of businesses are small or medium, challenges to scaling-up businesses have kept the private sector from realizing their full potential and contributing as much as they could to the economy.

Why You Shouldn't Be Afraid to Talk About Finance

Nourish International | Posted 05.13.2015 | Money
Nourish International

Many who look to understand the incredible wealth gap are quickly lost in the exclusive language of finance. When it comes to the inner workings of financial institutions, the rise and fall of markets, the tangled web of international debt, or even just our own personal finances, most of us are lost. In short, we are financially illiterate.

How the United States Stacks Up to Other Countries in Chronic Kidney Disease

Elisa Gordon | Posted 05.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Elisa Gordon

By inspiring international comparisons, World Kidney Day fosters greater knowledge about chronic kidney disease and reveals possible ways we can improve patient health. And that is good news for everyone.

Women's History Month Through One Woman's History

Ming Holden | Posted 05.10.2015 | Impact
Ming Holden

How can I do justice to the fact that every traumatized woman in the world is more than what has happened to her, more than the worst memory she has, if that memory is the most of what I know about her, and therefore the most of what I have to tell you about her?

Start-Up Seeks to Aid Basketball Globalization

Nicolas B. Aziz | Posted 05.07.2015 | Small Business
Nicolas B. Aziz

The evidence is clear: the sport of basketball is quickly becoming more global and will soon decrease the seemingly large distance between itself and football (American dubbed "soccer") on the world's popularity scale.