Winter 2017

IDN News
From the Director

From the Director

I have a special attachment to South Africa. Although I grew up in Ohio, my late father grew up in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, and left when he was a young man because apartheid educational policies prohibited him from completing his education. Most of my family is still there, and I follow news from South Africa closely and visit as often as I can. During the past year, I have been troubled by news about countrywide student protests...  >>


Game Changers

Emory 21 Days of Peace: Building Peace Locally and Globally

In 1981, the United Nations established September 21 as the International Day of Peace, with the goal of “commemorating and strengthening the ideals of peace both within and among nations and peoples.” This year, the Institute for Developing Nations...   >>


Radhika Balakrishnan: Rethinking Economic Policy for Social Justice

Radhika Balakrishnan: Rethinking Economic Policy for Social Justice

Professor Radhika Balakrishnan thinks that economic policy based on human rights has the potential to transform the global economy in ways that will have far-reaching consequences for global justice. As a scholar and feminist...  >>


Notes from ELMO in the field

Notes from ELMO in the field

When Emory University anthropology doctoral student Kathy Trang was awarded an ELMO Initiative predissertation grant and made plans to spend summer 2016 collecting research on migrant male sex workers in Hanoi, she did not anticipate the intense emotions that would mark her research on the health of men who have sex with men (MSM)...  >>


Making U.S. Graduate Education Accessible to Liberian Students

Making U.S. Graduate Education Accessible to Liberian Students

Access to higher education is critical if today’s students are going to develop solutions to global problems—those we face today and those that will arise in the future. But students often encounter barriers...  >>


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