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The Pandemic, Jobs and Human Dignity

by Raye Elizabeth Ward Magical thinking gets us through what seems unendurable — grief, pandemics, subjugation, airplane flights. But now is not the time for it. We need to be sharp and practical to build the future we want for our ourselves and our country. When the shelter-in-place-order hit, lacking medical
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Memories of Morocco

By Mahalet Kefyalew For the first half of my Spring 2020 semester, I studied Migration and Transnational Identity in the capital of Morocco, Rabat. It is a coastal city, so you can spot the Atlantic from any terrace in the city.  The water gleams, even on the dullest and greyest of days. The city is […]
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Global Diplomacy Diploma

Bringing the world to classrooms and talking to today’s world leaders is something that the Global Scholars Diploma Program does on a daily basis. Whether it is a dialog with the Irish Consul General or discussions with the Georgian Ambassador to the United States — Mr. Michael Cunningham is searching
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Do Tariffs Make Us More Competitive?

By Raye Elizabeth Ward David Firestein dropped by last week’s “World Spins” session to reassure us that at about $1 trillion, give or take a few million, the U.S.-China trade relationship is too big to fail. But he had some thoughts on where we’re taking it. Firestein‘s credentials in U.S.-China relations are
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