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Youth Combatant Recruitment in the Levant Part II: Alternatives to a Propaganda War

“As the acronym shifts daily, we don’t know if these videos are actually being produced by a ragtag force seeking to provoke a superpower and her allies into war or if Isis is rather a front for more institutional actors, … Continue reading

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Youth Combatant Recruitment in the Levant Part 1: Challenges and Misconceptions

Beyond the sensationalist and propagandized accounts that we are fed through mainstream media channels, little factual knowledge is known about ISIS’ activities on the ground. We have very inconsistent and unreliable information about its social base, how it has made its military gains, the nature of the coalitions into which it has entered with various local tribes and political groups (Islamist and/or secular), or how it manages and administers the daily lives of millions of people residing in the territories it now controls. Continue reading

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A Post 2015 To Do List, Welcome back to +Social Good!

“Young people should be at the forefront of global change and innovation. Empowered, they can be key agents for development and peace.” -Kofi Annan Checking in on the second morning of the 2014 +Social Good Summit immediately following an impromptu … Continue reading

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#2030Now United Nations Foundation +Social Good Summit

Greetings from New York City’s 92Y‘s world-class cultural and community center! As many of you know, this week marks the commencement of the 2014 UN General Assembly in New York. I am excited to announce I am spending a hectic two … Continue reading

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April 6th…20 Years Later

On this day 20 years ago began one of the worst atrocities the world has ever witnessed.  While a single event acted as if a switch was flipped to start the genocide, there were many things leading up to April … Continue reading

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Lets Hear it for the Girls! Contextualizing female leadership in conflict transformation

In honor of celebrating International Women’s Day this year, let us reflect on the status of women across the world. Considering the pedagogical debate playing out between the various feminoti (i.e. those currently embroiled in a spate over whether modern women should be leaning in, reclining, … Continue reading

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