Education Archive

Claire Naylor, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Women LEAD Nepal.
37(2) Winter 2016, Education, Human Rights, Interviews, South Asia

Women LEAD Nepal: An Interview with Director Claire Naylor on Empowering Young Women

Claire Naylor is the co-founder and executive director of Women LEAD Nepal. Naylor grew up in Nepal, and her experiences observing the lives of...
Photo courtesy of Abigail Egan for the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
37(4) Fall 2016, Asia, Education, Human Rights, Interviews, North America, South America

Fernando Reimers on International Education: Global Comparative Education Analysis and Study to Advance Development, Collaboration, and Effective Teaching and Learning

Fernando Reimers is on the faculty of the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE), where he fulfills a variety of professorial and academic roles...
RI Rio de Janeiro (RJ) 20/02/2015 - Amanhecer no  Parque Nacinal da Tijuca no Sumaré   . Foto Thiago Lontra / Agencia O Globo
37(4) Summer 2016, Americas, Education, Health, Interviews, Politics, Security, South America

A Rocky Road to Rio: An Interview with Eduardo Paes

Eduardo Paes is the mayor of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. The HIR sat down with Mr. Paes before the Olympic Games to discuss...
Education, Europe, Human Rights, Perspectives, Science & Technology

A Blueprint for Pro-Peace Innovation

Innovators and scholars can meaningfully collaborate to shape peaceful societies. We offer five steps they can take together.   Peace and conflict studies knowledge has...
Traffic congestion in Accra, Ghana, one of the Millennium Cities Initiative's focus areas. Photo by Susan Blaustein.
37(4) Summer 2016, Africa, Education, Health, Perspectives, Politics

One Path Toward Effective Global Development: Learning from Those with the Most at Stake

Introduction Spanning more than two decades, dedicated international efforts to eradicate extreme poverty and achieve the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) yielded extraordinary...
Nepali students eager for a day at school - photo by Lauren Ciell and Claire Wilkinson; photo courtesy of A World at School
Education, Middle East, Perspectives

Syria’s $10 Billion Hidden Education Crisis

Abdelsalam is 12 years old. He spends his days working in a mechanic’s shop, sorting nuts and bolts. A Syrian refugee living in Lebanon,...
Students and TFA teachers enjoy a day at school
Americas, Education, Interviews, North America

The Transformative Power of Education: An Interview with Elisa Villanueva Beard

What do you believe is the most important way through which the lives of children can be transformed? What is the role that education...
By Mark Fahey, CC BY 2.0, accessed via Wikimedia Commons
37(2) Winter 2016, Asia, East Asia, Eastern Europe, Education, Europe, Features, Human Rights, Politics

Propaganda and Censorship: Adapting to the Modern Age

The role of propaganda and censorship is not as obvious as it may seem. From the infamous propaganda arm of North Korean government to...
Automobile assembly line in manufacturing plant. "Geely assembly line" by Siyuwj CC BYSA
2.0, accessed
via Wikimedia Commons.
37(1) Fall 2015, Americas, Central America, Economics, Education, North America, Science & Technology, World in Review

Foot on the Gas: Behind the Mexican Auto Boom

For nearly ten years now, Mexico has been depicted as a place of anarchy in international media outlets. Headlines highlight insecurity stemming from drug...
Rafael Flores holds off a defender in a match between the European Region U.S. Navy soccer team and a Cape Verde military team at the Municipal Stadium in Mindelo, Cape Verde. The match is part of an 11-day sports diplomacy tour.
37(2) Winter 2016, Americas, Asia, Education, Europe, Features, Politics

Illustrations and Influence: Soft Diplomacy and Nation Branding through Popular Culture

Anime and manga. Art conferences. Coffee prepared with sugar. Soccer games. These things seem hardly relevant to the cutthroat negotiations and politically charged interchanges...