The Maldives and Climate Change: A New Type of Refugee

By Sophia Vos “If you allow for a two degree rise in temperature, you are actually agreeing to kill us,” argued Maldivian President Nasheed regarding the international community’s attempt to mitigate climate change at the Copenhagen Climate Summit in 2009. This country is comprised of 1,200 tiny islands, only 345,000 people, and a GDP per…

Mobile Money and Macroeconomic Development: Case Study on M-PESA

By Deborah Carey One of the many effects of globalization on lesser-developed countries (LDCs) has been the rise of cash payments in traditionally barter economies. However, with 70% of the world’s poor living in rural areas, accessibility to cash and the financial institutions that manage currency can be challenging. New innovations have emerged in areas…

International Development, Sustainability, and Public Health

Mobile Money and Macroeconomic Development: Case Study on M-PESA  By Deborah Carey Offering financial inclusion while ensuring the accountability of private institutions.       The Maldives and Climate Change: A New Type of Refugee  By Sophia Vos How climate change and rising sea levels lead to environmental refugees and threaten a nation.     Clean…

Human Rights, Peace, and Conflict Resolution

“Do as I say, not as I do”: American Exceptionalism and the Post-9/11 Use of Torture  By Kellianne McClain American values seemingly oppose torture. So why do we use it?     The Legal and Human Rights Abuses of the Obama Administration’s Drones  By Emily Dalgo U.S. strikes have violated international humanitarian and human rights…