A few months ago, I pitched a project to one of the directors at the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ). To say the least, it was a rather ambitious idea, but it had enough teeth to sink into their minds for consideration. The organization’s mandate is to advance journalism worldwide –with their flagship programs sprinkled … Read more
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By Keith Cruz Imagine spending a month in Andalusia, the southernmost province of Spain overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, drinking tinto verano and eating paella by narrow cobbled streets laid down five centuries ago. Sure enough, the bull-fighting, flamenco, siesta and Cathedrals that frame every setting sun made for a memorable trip, but what made my … Read more
The next speaker was a few minutes late. I was sitting in one of the roundtable discussions in the Climate Change Adaptation for Local Economic Development (CCA4LED) conference held back in January 2011. Coincidentally, Mayor Edward Hagedorn plunked himself next to my seat, muttered a few greetings and quickly apologized for the interruption. His flight … Read more
I first met Vanessa J. Panaligan at the Women’s Foreign Policy Group Career Fair held at the George Washington University back in February. The plethora of high-minded, career-oriented young professionals with similar interests and a passion for international aid and development, public policy and global affairs were both overwhelming and refreshing. We just broke away … Read more
The Fog has Settled by Rachelle Cruz His heels are still spinning from a whirlwind start of relocating miles and miles away from the comfort zone of his inner bubble but predictably things are slowly unfolding and falling into their right order. As it should. The first few weeks have been a wreck with the … Read more
by Rachelle Cruz It’s hard to track her whereabouts, because while you’ve come to the idea that she might be backpacking across Europe, she is already on foot touring Israel. Her last checkpoint, she is stationed in Tanzania, and to no surprise have recently joined a goat race. Although, her blog described it as, “more … Read more
Ottawa has been slow to respond to Asia’s dramatic evolution. Canada’s aid strategy has not been recalibrated to allow for a more effective Canada’s foreign relations, given Asia’s economic power and influence. Based on current trends with Asia as the future hub of the world economy- China, Japan, India and Russia – Canada should give … Read more