37(1) Fall 2015 Archive

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...
Ukrainian and European Union flags fly in Kiev, by Evgeny Feldman via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 3.0.
37(1) Fall 2015, Eastern Europe, Economics, Europe, Perspectives, Security

Political Risk Insurance for FDI in Ukraine: How the Eastern European Pivot State Can Be Saved

European misconceptions of the Ukranian-Russian conflict are the result, among others, of a lack of expert knowledge about Ukraine, among the member states of...
The town of Wyndham in Western Australia. After Oombulgari was demolished in 2011 many residents were pushed into nearby Wyndham, which lacks the resources to support a larger Indigenous population. Photo by Djambalawa, CC by 2.0, accessed via Wikimedia Commons
37(1) Fall 2015, Global Notebook, Human Rights, Oceania, Pacific, Politics

Undermining Paternalism: UNDRIP and Aboriginal Rights in Australia

According to former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, the “choice” of indigenous Australians to maintain a connection to their land and culture is “not conducive to the kinds of...
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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...
Students use computers in a classroom. By A2marce, CC BY-SA 3.0, accessed via Wikimedia Commons.
37(1) Fall 2015, Americas, Caribbean, Perspectives, Science & Technology

Silicon Island Rebooted: Cuba’s Information & Communications Technology Revolution

One doesn’t usually associate Cuba with Information and Communications Technology (ICT) start-ups. Cigars, classic cars, salsa, yes, but a nascent technology center? The answer is a resounding si!...
Damian Draghici giving a speech. Throughout his time in the European Parliament, Mr. Draghici has worked to improve the situation of the historically marginalized Roma population. By Partidul Social Democrat from Romania, CC BY 2.0, accessed via Wikimedia Commons.
37(1) Fall 2015, Education, Europe, Health, Human Rights, Interviews, Politics

Beyond the “Roma Issue”: Holistically Combatting the Marginalization of Roma Populations

Could you please give us some background on the Roma and the principal issues facing this population in Europe? Let me begin by sharing a...
Brazilian Senator Aécio Neves (PSDB-MG) speaks during a deliberative session. By Senado Federal - Plenário do Senado, CC BY 2.0, accessed via Wikimedia Commons.
37(1) Fall 2015, Americas, Economics, Interviews, Politics, South America

Politics and Progress: Senator Neves Analyzes Brazil’s Role in the World

The past few administrations have focused their foreign policy on consolidating Brazil’s influence in the international community. Given changes to the Itamaraty [Brazil’s foreign ministry], such as...
"One of the Women's Health meeting groups in the mountains above Dang" by Friends of UNFPA.  CC BY-ND 4.0, accessed via flickr.
37(1) Fall 2015, Economics, Education, Features, Human Rights, Middle East

Gender Equality and the United Nations: An Interview with Nafis Sadik

  As a women’s rights advocate and physician, could you tell us a little about your thoughts on MDGs 3 and 5, which focus...
"Garmsir district continues progress in education with Safar School construction" by DVIDSHUB. CC BY 4.0, accessed via flickr.
37(1) Fall 2015, Africa, Economics, Education, Environment, Europe, Features, Health, Human Rights, Middle East

From MDGs to SDGs: The Political Value of Common Global Goals

  The adoption of the Millennium Declaration by world leaders 15 years ago was an unprecedented show of global unity. At the turn of...
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37(1) Fall 2015, Africa, Asia, Environment, Features, Health, Middle East, Politics

Great Progress in Global Health: Unfinished Business Remains

In the year 2000, the largest-ever gathering of world leaders committed to an ambitious agenda to save lives and improve the quality of life...