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Plastic Pollution: Model UN 2019

We use plastic every single day, and we use too much of it. Plastic pollution presents a serious threat to the planet, to such an extent that governments around the world have largely been forced to take action. Oceans are threatened by the 8 million tons of plastic trash that gets dumped every year, as… Continue reading Plastic Pollution: Model UN 2019

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Venezuela Today: A Brief Overview

Venezuela has been topping headlines constantly in 2019. If you haven’t stayed caught up on the issues wracking Venezuela’s internal and external affairs, we have put together a brief history as well as links to supporting articles before our community event with Dr. Alejandro Velasco titled “Venezuela: An International Standoff”. Major Players in the Conflict:… Continue reading Venezuela Today: A Brief Overview

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EU Ambassador to the UN: Recap

Last Thursday we had a riveting conversation with European Union (EU) Ambassador to the United Nations (UN), His Excellency João Vale de Almeida. We discussed the future of the EU, the rise of nationalism, cultural diversity and xenophobia, among other things. Thank you to our partners, UCONN CIBER and the Hartford Business Journal – we… Continue reading EU Ambassador to the UN: Recap

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International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict

Due to longstanding patriarchies in most countries, women are oftentimes treated as “lesser” human beings than men, resulting in a variety of violations on women’s rights. One of the most significant violations is sexual violence against women. Today we recognize the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict – a day that focuses on victims of sexual violence in conflict torn regions… Continue reading International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict