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  What South Africa Thinks about Globalization

  South Africa is one of the most unequal countries in the world. The country is struggling to bring restitution to its black majority, while developing itself economically. While equal access to schooling was guaranteed in 1996 Schools Act, access …

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  At the Risk of Extinction, Plans for Shark Conservation Fail

To mark a decade since the international plan to conserve sharks was approved by members of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, the report “The Future of Sharks: A Review of Action and Inaction” has been released to highlight the …

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  A Global Challenge: Protecting Women against Violence

Rampant sexual violence in the tent camps of Port-au-Prince, daily accounts of rape against women and girls in the DRC (known as the rape capital of the world), and the imprisonment of runaway wives in Afghanistan (fleeing forced marriages and …

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  What Brazil Thinks About Globalization

Brazil is the largest and most populous country in South America, has the 8th largest economy in the world,1 is celebrating its first female president, Dilma Rousseff, and is planning to the host the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics. …

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  Serbia’s Non-recognition of Kosovo’s Independence Set New Precedence in International Law

Kosovo Flag On November 2, 2010, interim Kosovar President Jakub Krasniqi of the Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK) dissolved the government through a vote of no confidence.1 Immediate elections were required to be held within 45 days of the vote …

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  Social Entrepreneurship: Blurring the Boundaries of Business and Philanthropy

With the global economic crisis in its 3rd year, with national debts soaring to new heights, with austerity measures being proposed throughout Europe and the U.S., it is clear that governments around the world can no longer afford to provide …

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  The Globalization of Philanthropy

Bill Gates and Warren Buffet recently launched a campaign to convince America’s wealthiest to donate half of their money to philanthropic causes. More than 57 people, collectively worth $250 billion,1 took the Giving Pledge, including Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, former AOL …

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  The Crusade of Salafiyya

On October 2, 2010, the United States announced plans to withdraw troops from Afghanistan, a decision that will have harsh consequences for Afghans, who may very well come under the Taliban rule once again. After nine years of fighting to …

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  What Kuwait Thinks About Globalization

As the saying in the region goes: “Kuwait is the past, Dubai the present, and Qatar the future.” Kuwait gained its independence in 1961. It has had ongoing disputes with Iraq, leading up to Iraq’s invasion of the country in …

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  What Bahrain Thinks About Globalization

  Bahrain was one of the first countries in the Gulf to develop its oil industry in the 1930’s and it will also be the first country in the GCC to run out of oil. Similar to other countries in …

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