Opening the Door to a New Interest: Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Marylin Rodriguez’s Story

Fulbright Program | Oct 6, 2015

In Honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, [the Fulbright Program] spotlights how Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Marylin Rodriguez explored Afro-Uruguayan Culture as an integral part of her grant to Uruguay back in 2007, and how those experiences ended up having an impact on her career choices.

The Young Survivors of Boko Haram

The New Yorker | Oct 6, 2015

Ruth McDowall, a photographer from New Zealand, has worked in Nigeria for several years; at the end of 2013, she began researching the kidnapping of Nigerian girls. After hearing that a friend had interviewed a girl whom Boko Haram had abducted and used as a sex slave, McDowall set out to meet and photograph girls who had escaped the group. 

Budapest Foodies Hope Cuisine Can Help Heal Anti-Migrant Prejudice

NPR | Oct 6, 2015

Kisuzem is one of 10 Budapest eateries that have been serving up food from Syria, Afghanistan, Eritrea and Somalia — in solidarity with migrants and refugees streaming into Hungary from those countries. It's all part of the Körítés food festival, which aims to combat xenophobia through cuisine.

Facebook to Launch Satellite to Expand Internet Access in Africa

Reuters | Oct 6, 2015

Facebook Inc said it would launch a satellite in partnership with France's Eutelsat Communications to bring Internet access to large parts of sub-Saharan Africa.

Rapper's Lyrical Fight for Mexican Women's Rights

Al Jazeera | Oct 6, 2015

Mare Advertencia Lirika, 28, an indigenous Zapotec, has made a name for herself on the Latin American hip-hop scene. Her rap stands out in part because of her indigenous roots, the poverty she's endured, as well as her politicized upbringing [...] This is the backdrop that sparked Mare's rap career 12 years ago, inspiring her to intertwine indigenous identity and progressive politics into her lyrics.

Moscow’s American Center Just Another Victim of ‘Soft-Power War’

RBTH | Oct 6, 2015

The American Center at Moscow’s Rudomino All-Russia State Library of Foreign Literature has become the latest in a long line of American cultural institutions to be shut down as the political confrontation between Russia and the West widens.

Exchange Students Form Friendships | Oct 5, 2015

Lucy Morrow and Manon Clavel may live an ocean apart, but the two 14-year-olds have formed a bond that transcends international borders. The two -- one Canadian and the other French -- met while taking part in a student exchange program and have developed a friendship that will last long after the program is over. 

Everyone Wants a Piece of Modi

The Express Tribune Blog | Oct 5, 2015

But, whereas this fits in with the larger patterns of Pakistan’s history, the emergence of a dynamic Indian honcho with the world in his fists is something Sharif could not have anticipated. If only Sharif knew how to take selfies and understood the intricacies of Snapchat.


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