June 22, 2017Cuba
Broadening access to the internet and other information and communication technology, such as mobile phones and social media, could be an important tool for women’s rights (and other human rights) in…
May 24, 2017Gender
As my own spring break approached this past March, I decided to take a couple of my students to this Caribbean destination to explore the impact of Obama-era policies on Cubans. We were surprised by what we learned about the opportunities and challenges facing Cuban women.
February 7, 2018Donald Trump
Council on Foreign Relations 2/7/2018 Academic Conference Call on U.S. National Security Under the Trump Administration with John O. Brennan
August 11, 2014
The Spanish language uses reflexive verbs more than English, and one of my favorite has always been "se cayo." Roughly translated that means "it fell itself down" or "it broke itself." The closest E…
December 5, 2017Women and Economic Growth
Despite the growing evidence that women’s participation in peace and security processes improves stability, the inclusion of women in these processes has lagged since the passage of the landmark UN S…
May 30, 2012Trade
The Washington Post reports that Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced eight more states received waivers from No Child Left Behind (NCLB) requirements. This brings the total number of states …
November 20, 2017Climate Change
Following the U.S. federal government’s withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, individual cities and states are actively seeking to shape their own climate policies.