While privileged and generally very expensive schools around the globe bank on diversity through both their internationally recognized curriculums and extracurricular activities like Model United Nations, the accessibility to such resources lacks in mainstream schools in most countries.
Sometimes we forget this. Sometimes we may even doubt it -- maybe people or circumstances have convinced us it's not true. But it is true. And even...
The Aquino administration and the MILF's top brass are seeking to present a common front in rooting out extremism in Mindanao. The ultimate challenge, however, is how to ensure justice for the victims of the massacre without undercutting genuine efforts at preventing a new round of all-out war between the AFP and the MILF.
The links between transnational organized crime, extremism and terrorism undermines governance structures. This nexus thus needs to be understood as more than isolated, local issues -- it needs to be seen as part of a local, regional and global phenomenon.
In December 2014, the Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) of the International Criminal Court (ICC) published its annual Report on Preliminary Examination Activities. This report includes information on Colombia and Honduras, among others
As we celebrate President Abraham Lincoln's birthday this month, let's remember some of his lesser known roles too. Even long after his death, Lincoln's influence has continued in ways perhaps unexpected.
We often avoid doing what would lead to greater success because, at some level, we don't think it's okay to succeed. That may not seem logical -- but...
Life is full of all kinds of noise. Consider how your whole body gets impacted by daily life. Right now, as you read this, is your body tight? Do you...
The state of the world got more gruesome yesterday with the barbaric killing of Lieutenant Muath al-Kasabeh. In a video released by the terrorist group ISIS, the 26-year-old Jordanian pilot can be seen dressed in an orange jump suit and locked in a cage, where he was burned alive.
The specter of the Islamic State has silenced congressional criticism and marginalized anti-war voices on the outside. The looming question is whether an open-ended authorization will extend the war on terror for years to come. The most critical issues are these.
"I love you too" I told her, as I hugged her back. We both meant those words, even though we didn't know each other's names. She had a large scar that ran across her chest, poking out from her blue tribal print dress.
As technology accelerates our lives, many of us feel an urgent need to get off the grid, slow down, feel safe, and loved.
My view is that when people really want to make something work, it will work. Community policing is proactive outreach: It asks officers to visit neighborhoods and families who are especially in need of help, and to do anything they can do to assist these people.
The role that private sector can play must not be underestimated, and there are a few areas where the global business community could act now.
Too many people in our part of the world have given up on the idea of seeking peace. They live with a mixture of denial and apathy. But this won't work in the long run. More people will have to realize the benefits of peace.
I want to invite you on a journey with some people who embody the message of reconciliation. They chose not to retaliate. They all chose to see beauty, not hate, they chose light, not darkness.