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Bread for the World Lobby Day: Faith Leaders in the Era of Trump

Photo: Rene Schwietzke The commonly cited metaphor by Thomas Jefferson, calls for the “separation of church and state,” which has been used to counter wide array of policy decisions. As we have seen with numerous policy proposals both past and present, religion is not always separated from affairs of the state. In fact, sometimes religion has […]

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There is no Road in Your Home: Social Networking in Uganda

Photo: Laura Richards “There is no road in your home,” my neighbor Michael said to my friends and I as we sat down with a plate full of homemade Ugandan food. I tilt my head in confusion, trying to fit his words into the context of the evening full of dancing, singing, talk of politics […]

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LBJ School Philanthropy & Non-Profit Organizations Summer Internships

The Militarization of Peace in Colombia Shows A Need for Change in US Foreign Policy

Third and final in a series by Marcelle Cohen (LBJ School student in Master of Global Policy Studies) covering her internship at La Allianza Iniciativa de Mujeres Colombianas por la Paz. “I just want you to know that, when we talk about war, we’re really talking about peace.” — George W. Bush, 43rd President of the […]

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International Development LBJ School Misc Philanthropy & Non-Profit Organizations Rural Development Summer Internships

Facebook’s WiFi Drone: Proof that Trans-national Corporations are Game Changers

Third and final in a series by Beatrice Halbach (LBJ MPAff Student) covering her internship at OECD. We often talk about the rise of globalization as a game-changer in the field of international development: as information technologies continue to advance, trade flows have greatly expanded while national economies have become highly interdependent.  This phenomenon has […]

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Energy & Environmental Policy Global Policy Studies & International Security LBJ School Misc Philanthropy & Non-Profit Organizations Summer Internships

Conservation in China and the Ivory Trade

Third and final in a series by Leo Carter (LBJ MGPS Student) covering his internship at the Wildlife Conservation Society. Tucked into a residential building outside of the Fourth Ring Road in Northeast Beijing, the field office of the Wildlife Conservation Society coordinates operations for all its ongoing conservation projects across China. From law enforcement […]

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Global Policy Studies & International Security International Development LBJ School Philanthropy & Non-Profit Organizations Summer Internships

The Trouble with Data in International Aid Projects

Second in a series by Alexandra Noble (LBJ MGPS Student) covering her internship at InterAction. A major challenge of international development is the lack of data on what actually works. It is often hard to know the long-term benefits produced by aid projects, but data is changing that. Our conception of the trajectory and gains that have been […]

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Energy & Environmental Policy Global Policy Studies & International Security LBJ School Philanthropy & Non-Profit Organizations Summer Internships

Lobbying for the Wildlife Trafficking Enforcement Act

Photo Credit: Wildlife Conservation Society Second in a series by Leo Carter (LBJ MGPS Student) covering his internship at the Wildlife Conservation Society. The savannah stalker sprawled out on the dais, fur bristling, her tail tracing loops in the air. The cheetah basked in the cool, climate-controlled air of the Rayburn House office building. Elsewhere, in […]

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Global Policy Studies & International Security Health & Social Policy International Development LBJ School Philanthropy & Non-Profit Organizations Summer Internships

How to End Hunger in Developing Countries? Help Their Governments Collect Taxes

Photo Credit: UN Second in a series by Steven Damiano (LBJ MGPS Graduate) covering his internship at Bread for the World Institute. This summer, at the Bread for the World Institute, I researched a topic not typically associated with international development: taxation. The subject may seem far from the realm of Bread for the World’s mission of combating […]

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Global Policy Studies & International Security Health & Social Policy International Development LBJ School Rural Development Summer Internships

Are the Sustainable Development Goals Actually Sustainable?

Photo Credit: UN Second in a series by Beatrice Halbach (LBJ MPAff Student) covering her internship at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Earlier this month, heads of state, ministers and representatives of major international organizations involved in development met in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to discuss how to finance the post-2015 development agenda, which will replace the […]

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Global Policy Studies & International Security International Development Summer Internships

Collaboration in International Development

First in a series by Alexandra Noble (LBJ MGPS Student) covering her internship at InterAction. One of the challenges of international development is the fragmented nature in which it takes place. Since it is difficult for international non-governmental organizations (INGOs) to communicate with one another on the ground, there is often duplication of projects and wasted resources. […]