Archive for the ‘Women’ Tag

Advocacy toward the Global-North   1 comment

This post’s idea stemmed from a mass email sent from a well-intentioned classmate I had last academic year regarding awareness of contemporary slavery, which was compounded by the recent discussion of the short film Unwatchable as ‘badvocacy’. I will explain the parallels of both below. The email (mentioned above) gave information about an online survey […]

Posted September 30, 2011 by Travis Warrington in Conflict

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The Look   Leave a comment

After watching the video* from the recently decease Tim Hetherington, many emotions arose. The film captures, as Tom suggests and I quite agree with him, there is an interesting/odd mix of Western field practitioners living and working in developing areas and/or conflict environments. It is odd because we choose to be in that type of […]

Water Wars   Leave a comment

This past week I had the opportunity to hear Lotika Paintal of Water Centric speak about why water is such a huge issue in development. As a future development and conflict management practitioner, I quickly understood that water is/can be a source of conflict as well. All living creatures require water in order to survive, […]

Posted April 4, 2011 by Travis Warrington in Conflict

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If Religion Tears the US apart, it Can Tear the World Apart   3 comments

From Guest Blogger Will God be involved in the next world war?  Since 9/11, the heat has turned up on religious issues, constantly teetering on the brink of boiling over.  With fundamental extremism a source of fear for people all around the world, America’s internal struggle will test our true mettle and dedication to a […]

Posted March 9, 2011 by Travis Warrington in Conflict

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Post-Turmoil Solution for Libya   2 comments

During class (Conflict Interventions) yesterday, my colleagues and I pondered and came up with what to do after Libya is ready to rebuild itself. The prompt given was if the country had a ‘blank slate and ample funding’, and either Qaddafi is in power or not. We are all aware of the chaos happening in […]

‘Evolving’ African traditional practices   Leave a comment

I should be writing a research proposal on managing ethnic conflict but I need to get this off my chest. A huge and ‘hot topic’ the last 40 years has been female genital mutilation, er…to be more politically correct and contemporary, female genital circumcision (or cutting) (FGC). Altering the last term of the phrase does […]

Posted February 9, 2011 by Travis Warrington in Development

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