Austin Schiano
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http://giveme-5.org/
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Partnerships Director
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Give Me 5 Campaign
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Agriculture, Aid, Business, Cities, Communication, Conservation, Culture, Development, Diplomacy, Economy, Education, Energy, Environment, Ethics, Finance, Gender, Globalization, Governance, Health, Human Rights, Innovation, Justice, Labor, Migration, Peace, Poverty, Reconciliation, Religion, Science, Security, Sustainability, Technology, Trade, Transportation, War, Youth
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Economic Integration for Refugees Globally

Posted on March 6, 2017 at 11:51pm 0 Comments

Europe’s policy on refugees operates under the Common European Asylum System (CEAS), which guarantees individuals certain rights as soon as they come on European soil. When asylum seekers arrive in Europe they …

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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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Global Ethics Forum Preview: The Ethics of Big Data with danah boyd

Next time on Global Ethics Forum, Microsoft Research’s danah boyd discusses the ethical and political implications of big data and artificial intelligence. In this excerpt, boyd explains to journalist Stephanie Sy some of the disturbing issues that arise when machine learning and algorithms are used in the criminal justice system.

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"Though most of the literature you will read on the future of war certainly talks about war as between regular armies, as proper fights, now with drones or with autonomous vehicles or robots or whatever, or even painless--cyber and so on--yet actually the reality of war is as it has always been: it is vicious, and it is nasty, and it kills the wrong people, and it does so in considerable numbers."

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