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I Could Have Been a Killer's Psychiatrist

(1) Comments | Posted December 18, 2012 | 6:09 PM

Currently the public has little information about the mental status of killer Adam Lanzus, though much has been speculated.  Since the December 14th shooting of six adults and 20 children ages six to seven at Sandy Hook Elementary, the public outcry for gun control and increased...

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The Global Community's Responsibility to Protect Dr. Denis Mukwege

(0) Comments | Posted November 5, 2012 | 2:20 PM

When we read about the dangers of humanitarian efforts, typically we hear about threats against Americans. Equally critical and often overlooked, are the attempts to violently remove passionate local leaders who challenge the establishment.

Dedicated activist and physician for survivors of sexual violence, Dr. Denis Mukwege, founder and director of...

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Child Soldiers and Perpetual War

(0) Comments | Posted December 6, 2011 | 5:56 PM

The Child Soldiers Protection Act of 2008 was designed to restrict military and security aid to countries that use child soldiers. President Obama granted waivers last year, to allow countries time to end the conscription of children under the age of 15 into armed conflict. However,...

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Burundi Massacre: Learning From Past Genocides

(0) Comments | Posted September 26, 2011 | 1:25 PM

Gunmen disguised as police led a bar massacre near the Burundian capital of Bujumbura last Sunday, with an estimated 36 people killed one by one.

The brazen attack has heightened fears of a civil war in the landlocked, East African country of 8.3 million.


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Supporting Moonshine Fathers

(11) Comments | Posted May 28, 2010 | 4:53 PM

The "ugly secret of global poverty" is basically that men prioritize alcohol and tobacco over their children, per Nicholas Kristof's Sunday New York Times column. He addresses the problematic way in which many in the developing world choose to spend their money, though this is also true of...

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Give Children a Chance Before Abandoning

(0) Comments | Posted April 14, 2010 | 1:40 PM

An adopted 7-year-old boy was placed on a one-way plane ride back to Russia, reportedly with a note attached to him that said, "After giving my best to this child, I am sorry to say that for the safety of my family, friends, and myself, I no longer wish to...

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Global Health Day Should Include Mental Health

(14) Comments | Posted April 9, 2010 | 9:43 AM

On this Global Health Day, let us remember that there is no health without mental health.

Legislation and policy are often slow to respond to the international community. However, two weeks ago, Representative Barbara Lee introduced to Congress the Global Health Act, which would provide $2 billion over five...

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Haiti: Addressing Atrocities Following the Quake

(0) Comments | Posted March 31, 2010 | 2:36 PM

By now, people are aware of the earthquake's toll in Haiti. Two months later, the smell of dead bodies trapped under the rubble still lingers in the air, and food, water, and security barely exist. On top of this devastation is a second natural disaster that followed: girls and women,...

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