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What are your interests and areas of expertise in international relations?
Culture, Democracy, Education, Peace, Poverty, Youth
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Awareness of the world around me and how I can make a positive difference in it.

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#leadershipcontest - Essay Contest: What would you like to see happen during this century to make the world a better place?

Posted on December 19, 2014 at 3:00pm 0 Comments


David Smith

Garden Spot Middle School

Teacher – 7th Grade Social Studies

ESSAY TOPIC: What would you like to see happen during this century to make the world a better place?

We Change the World

There are two things that I would like to see work together in tandem to make the world a better place during this…


We Change the World

Posted on December 3, 2013 at 1:44pm 0 Comments

ESSAY TOPIC: What does moral leadership mean to you?

We Change the World

Understanding morals is a necessary component to the development of the human mind.  We learn our morals from others who demonstrate moral leadership and make an effort to help others who may not otherwise be able to help themselves.  Doing “good” is a learned behavior, and therefore is not natural to anyone.  We have to learn to be honest, just, fair, and to…


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Speech Police: The Global Struggle to Govern the Internet, with David Kaye

The original idea of the Internet was for it be a "free speech nirvana," but in 2019, the reality is quite different. Authoritarians spread disinformation and extremists incite hatred, often on the huge, U.S.-based platforms, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter. David Kaye, UN special rapporteur on freedom of opinion & expression, details the different approaches to these issues in Europe and the United States and looks for solutions in this informed and important talk.

The Anti-Narrative

Among the electorate, especially since the 2016 election, there is a counter-narrative at play regarding the role of the U.S. in international affairs. This "anti-narrative" has two main planks. The first is an across-the-board distrust of the media. The second is the "death of expertise."

The DEA in Honduras: Targeting Corruption in High Places

In Honduras, activists like Edwin Espinal are among the latest victims of a government whose level of corruption has made it incompatible with democratic development. A number of efforts are being made to combat this corruption, however, among them, surprisingly, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). DEA efforts in this regard began in 2012, a year that turned out to be a spectacular failure for the DEA.





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