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Posts from 2015

Time to implement the US-China climate accord

Translating the energy superpowers’ goals into action is entirely possible. Here’€™s how

In the global climate fight, 2015 could be the year for innovation, collaboration and partnership. We have already see this in operation with the energy and climate language associated with the nuclear trade and verification elements of President Barack Obama’s diplomatic trip to India, which drew to a close… More

Closing the Math Gap for Boys

by David L. Kirp

At Edwin G. Foreman High School on Thursday, Avery Huberts watched as Christophir Rangel and Iann Trigveros worked on a math problem. On a recent afternoon, the banter of boisterous adolescents at Edwin G. Foreman High School, in a poor, racially and ethnically mixed Chicago neighborhood, echoed off the corridor … More

Using Technology to Balance the Scales of Justice

Hiraa Khan (MPP ‘13) discusses the launch of CrowdDefend, a crowdfunding website dedicated to balancing the scales of justice.

Using Technology to Balance the Scales of Justice

Tell us a little bit about CrowdDefend - what is its main platform and what goals is it ultimately trying to achieve? CrowdDefend is a crowdfunding platform exclusively for the legal space. Our mission is to help expand access to justice for individuals, organizations, and businesses that can’t otherwise af… More

Falling Through the Cracks

How overlapping responsibilities among many agencies contributes to the poor living conditions of garment workers in Gurgaon, India.

by Anshuman Tiwari A Gurgaon rickshaw driver. To visit Kapashera you must leave the rickshaw behind. Photo: flickr.com/pastalane. Creative Commons, non-commercial. India’s new government in Delhi has promised to create more jobs and tackle urban chaos. Yet a stone’s throw away from where decisions … More