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"A farmer prepares his field for the planting season near Nathenje on the outskirts of Lilongwe, Malawi. Australia is using its expertise and experience to help improve food security in African countries." by Stephen Morrison/AusAID. CC-BY 2.0, accessed via Wikimedia Commons.
37(3) Spring 2016, Features, Health, Human Rights

On the Origin of a Hunger-Free Species By Means of Enforceable Natural Law

Had Charles Darwin been blessed with precognition while conjecturing about finch beak differentiation over millions of years, he would have envied us. We in...
A dry riverbed in California. California's drought has already taken a serious toll on its agricultural production. 
"California Drought" by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. PD US NOAA, accessed via Wikimedia Commons.
37(3) Spring 2016, Africa, Americas, Asia, Environment, Europe, Features, Health

Famine or Feast: Climate Change and the Future of Food Production

It is the year 2080. As climate change continues, unhindered by weak regulations and international disagreement, temperatures have risen several degrees Fahrenheit. In tropical...
As part of the FDA Retail Food Cooperative program, an employee and an FDA inspector test the pH of rice to ensure it can be safely left at room temperature. 
"FDA Retail Food Cooperative Program" by Michael J. Ermath. PD-USA-FDA, accessed via Wikimedia Commons.
37(3) Spring 2016, Features, Health, North America, Security

Internationalizing Food Safety: FDA’s Role in the Global Food System

We work for a public health regulatory agency – the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) — that oversees products accounting for 20...
"The Iguazu and Parana Rivers near Puerto Iguazu." by Phillip Caper. CC BY 2.0, accessed via Wikimedia Commons.
Americas, Economics, Health, Security, South America

The Smoking Trail: Cigarette Smuggling In Paraguay

Overlooking Lago Itapiu, a man-made lake splitting the Paraguayan Brazilian border, and the Argentine frontier city of Puerto Iguazú lies the Paraguayan city of...
A challenging river crossing in Katanga, DRC. Locational challenges such as this make emergency responses even more challenging for communities that need them the most. Photo by Tom Skrinar. CC-BY-SA-2.0, accessed via Wikimedia Commons.
Africa, Central Africa, Health, Perspectives

Epidemics: Neglected Emergencies?

The intensive care unit was filled with children, sometimes five to a bed. In the suffocating heat and at a frantic pace, the medical...
Asia, Economics, Environment, Health

The Rice Crisis of 2008: A Lesson in Mismanagement

2008 was a year of headlines. Barack Obama was elected president, China held its first Olympics, and the world financial markets came to a...
Marines transport supplies to Ebola relief workers, November 2014. "Marines transport supplies to Ebola relief workers," by Lance Cpl. Andre Dakis. PD US Marines, accessed via Wikimedia Commons.
37(2) Winter 2016, Africa, Americas, Europe, Health, Human Rights, North America, Politics, Security, World in Review

Hidden Dangers: The Implications of the Global Health Security Agenda

On the heels of the annual International Monetary Fund/World Bank conference as well as an Ebola-ridden year, the world is reminded of the significance...
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) special envoy, actress Angelina Jolie, speaks during a United Nations Security Council meeting on women, peace, security, and sexual violence in conflict at United Nations Headquarters in New York June 24, 2013. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT POLITICS) - RTX10ZC8
37(2) Winter 2016, Current Feature, Education, Featured, Features, Health, Human Rights, Letter from the Editors, Politics, Science & Technology, Security

The New Global Ambassador: Popular Culture as a Tool of International Diplomacy

Our winter 2016 feature issue, The New Global Ambassador: Popular Culture as a Tool of International Diplomacy, will be hitting newsstands soon! Check out the latest print...
How to Run for President 2016 youtube.com, accessed via Google Images
Health, North America, Perspectives, Politics

When being smart is not enough: Narcissism in U.S. Polity

NOTE: This article was written with Dan Hanfling, MD, Contributing Scholar, Center for Health Security, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center The persistence of excessive narcissism from...
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37(1) Fall 2015, Africa, Caribbean, Central America, Economics, Health, Human Rights, Interviews, Middle East, South America, South Asia, Southeast Asia

The MDGs’ Fight to Combat Malaria: Reflections of Special Envoy Ray Chambers

Since your appointment as special envoy for Malaria, over US$4 billion has been raised to combat the disease. To what do you attribute that...