April 2014

Master of Science in Humanitarian Studies at Fordham University
Master of Science in Humanitarian Studies at Fordham University
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The Divided Life of Cyprus

  The United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus marked its 50th anniversary in March. The mission, which supervises cease-fire lines and maintains a buffer zone, has involved 32 countries that have contributed troops and police, among whom 184 peacekeepers have died. About 850 troops and 60 police officers make up the mission now, operating currently …

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Sunil Pant in the Gai Jatra Festival in 2011 (In Chitwan, Nepal)

A Nepali Gay Rights Activist Achieves the Impossible

The name Sunil Babu Pant is synonymous with gay rights in Nepal. Over the last two decades, Pant has been seen rallying on the streets of Kathmandu, the capital, distributing condoms to people in the gay community and recently making laws as a parliamentarian in Nepal’s Constituent Assembly. Under his watch, homosexuality was legalized in …

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Master of Science in Humanitarian Studies at Fordham University
Feingold boarding US Government plane

Russ Feingold on Congo: First, End the Conflict

Last year marked major progress toward finding a peaceful resolution for the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s achingly long conflict, rooted in decades of civil war, regional incursions, ethnic tensions and resource pilfering. Throughout the many years, women have borne the brunt of the fighting, caught in the crossfire between rival militias and governments and …

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Samantha Power

Samantha Power Urges US Congress to Approve UN Funding for 2015

Samantha Power, the United States ambassador to the United Nations, testified on April 2 before the US House of Representatives Subcommittee on Appropriations for State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs — on the financing of the UN. (The US remains the single-largest financial contributor to the UN.) Power, who became ambassador in 2013, spoke about …

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