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Indigenous People’s Food Sovereignty in Ecuadorian Amazon
May 20, 2022
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Written by India Belgharbi

Accessing healthy and affordable food is highly intertwined with the biggest challenges of our century, such as climate change or conflict resolution. The United Nations has established eliminating hunger as one of the seventeen goals of the international community to achieve sustainable development. The largest part of the food the world consumes is produced by smallholders, peasants and Indigenous communities, but their own food sovereignty is not always practically implemented. This paper explores the extent to which Indigenous Peoples in the Ecuadorian Amazon are able to practice food sovereignty, and traces colonialism’s continuous influence on the application of international law to this marginalized community. Though the Indigenous concept of Buen Vivir is linked to food sovereignty and was integrated into the Ecuadorian constitution since 2008, post-neoliberalism, land ownership issues, access to seeds, the use of chemical fertilizers within agriculture, and tourism in the Amazon are all elements impeding its realization.

Re-centering Morality in International Development
April 28, 2022
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Written by Ishita Batra

A Conversation with Professor Manish Bhardwaj, CEO and co-founder of Innovators in Health

Food Security and Debt: Rebooting Puerto Rican Agriculture as a Path Out of Crisis
April 14, 2022
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Written by André Zollinger

Puerto Rico can and should see food security not just as a basic right but also as a potential engine for growth on the island.

How to Save the World's Greatest Deliberative Body From Becoming a Graveyard: Reform the Filibuster
March 31, 2022
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Written by Odette Overton

Save democracy, or save the filibuster.

Burnt by Phoenix: Canada's Costly Lesson in Public Financial Management
March 3, 2022
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Written by Jack Diao

How can Canada's Phoenix pay system fiasco shed light on ways to avoid program mismanagement and foster sound economic and financial stewardship?

Strengthening New Jersey’s Workforce and Making Higher Education More Affordable
Feb. 3, 2022
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Written by TJ Sell

A Conversation with Dr. Brian Bridges, Secretary of Higher Education for New Jersey

Peru's Blueprint for Equity in Higher Education
Nov. 18, 2021
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Written by María Luisa Zeta

Can a more flexible admissions process decrease inequality in access to higher education in Peru?

How Mexico Can Help Solve the U.S. Gun Control Problem
Nov. 4, 2021
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Written by Francisco Javier García Bellego
Mexico's lawsuit against U.S. gunmakers gives the Biden administration an opportunity to strengthen its gun control plan.
Closing the AI Skills Gap Requires a Whole-of-Society Approach
Aug. 26, 2021
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Written by Lynne Guey

We need to think beyond STEM education.

Strategic Influence Operations: A Call to Action
Aug. 26, 2021
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Written by Merlin Boone

The U.S. government must reorganize its influence operations apparatus and reshape the strategic nature of American influence abroad.