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The Value of Breaching The Digital Divide

Modern International Affairs analysis is often putting forth the perspective that increased access to technology will always benefit populations. This is true, but why? A 2011 Mckinsey Global Institute Report “Internet Matters: The Net’s Sweeping Impact on Growth, Jobs, and Prosperity” found that in the countries studied (mature economies) the internet accounted for 10% of GDP growth over the past 15 years. Now, internet connectivity has exploded since 2011, and there are a …See More
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Comparing Cost- Fossil Fuels v.s. Renewable Energy

Austin SchianoUN Sustainability ProfessionalCarnegie Council New Leaders MemberIt is clear as with any major innovation, that the global economies shift toward renewable energy will not be due to a moral imperative but rather an economic incentive. Now, despite the disdain many of us will hold at this claim, we can take comfort in the fact that renewables are becoming increasingly efficient and cost effective.A recent IMF Working Paper entitled “How Large are Global Energy Subsidies” puts this…See More
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The Value of Breaching The Digital Divide

Posted on January 4, 2017 at 5:19pm 2 Comments

Modern International Affairs analysis is often putting forth the perspective that increased access to technology will always benefit populations. This is true, but why? A 2011 Mckinsey Global Institute Report “Internet Matters: The Net’s Sweeping Impact on Growth, Jobs, and Prosperity” found that in the countries studied (mature economies) the internet accounted for 10% of GDP growth over the past 15 years. Now, internet connectivity has exploded since 2011, and there are a …

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Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Sustainable Production

Posted on January 4, 2017 at 5:16pm 0 Comments

I write on the eve of so-called “Cyber Monday”.  There are however two key questions I am interested in. First, are more expensive clothes really more sustainable? and Second, if not which brands can I trust to purchase from?

The traditional assumption that clothes that cost more must be better, that brands like  Massimo Dutti, Hugo Boss, Prada, Max Mara,  Dolce & Gabanna,  or Versace (where an item could easily cost you well above $ 2,000 USD), must pay their workers a fair sum,…

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The Origin of the Hutu Tutsi Divide (Excerpt)

Posted on December 15, 2016 at 4:33pm 0 Comments

SECTION ONE: Part A- History of colonial division, surrounding the Rwandan State.

            The 1884 Council of Berlin, organized by Otto von Bismarck, Imperial Chancellor of Germany, was created with purpose of dividing and codifying, amongst the nation-states of Europe, the various spheres of influence that were developing throughout the African Continent.[1] The purpose of these divisions of course, was the expedient exploitation, and…

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A Analysis of ISIS's Utilization of Social Media (2015)

Posted on December 15, 2016 at 3:30pm 0 Comments

Recommendation:  In an effort to forestall the use of social media by belligerent non-state actors, specifically the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the United States government must create stronger partnerships, and facilitate legal strategies with social media corporations, that allow for greater censorship, and curtail the spread of: terrorist propaganda, global outreach of terrorism, and terrorist communication.

 

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