Search Results for "NGO" : 14

by / on May 27, 2008 at 8:40 pm / in Cover Story, Issue, Latin America, Main Menu, World

Crisis Up Close

…on to the privatization scheme, and restructuring it under a far less accountable but more financially lucrative NGO model. “This new NGO culture is nothing more than a petit-bourgeois revolutionary game,” Saravia says. “These people sit in coffee shops and discuss social change and revolution. They are not rooted in the masses and have nothing to do with them.” The Red Tinku once shared an office with Olivera’s union apparatus, but apparently we…

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by / on January 27, 2012 at 6:39 pm / in Most Recent Column, Opinion, World

Waiting, Sitting, Wishing

by On December 6 this past year, I was anxious to get to Goma, a city in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), to witness the nation’s presidential election. While my flight was originally at 10:50 a.m., I headed to the Jomo Kenyatta airport in Nairobi at 7 a.m. in hope that I could instead catch an earlier flight. Little did I know that my desire to get to Goma in time for this historic statement would be worthless; the rest of…

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by / on March 4, 2011 at 3:26 am / in Europe, Issue, World

Dude, Where’s my capital?

by Early this January, international man of mystery Julian Assange held an extravagant press conference in Geneva.  With cameras flanking him on all sides, the WikiLeaks founder was handed two discs of secret banking data from a disgruntled former employee of Julius Baer, a prominent Swiss financial institution. After the release of hundreds of thousands of diplomatic cables, Mr. Assange and his source were now planning to expose the d…

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by / on March 24, 2012 at 6:03 pm / in Opinion, World

A Wider Lens

…ke films, but there has got to be a point when you wake up.” Vituko, however, finds that the problem within most NGOs is a lack of understanding, despite their good intentions. “They come here and they want to do something, to help, but they did not think about us. They do not think to ask us what we need or want. NGOs need to understand the amount of power the can yield, and not use it take advantage of us.” Collette takes a different perspectiv…

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by / on November 2, 2014 at 2:29 pm / in Campus, Events

Events 11/03 – 11/09

by Monday, November 3rd AgCenter Seminar 2:00pm – 3:00pm Low Memorial Library Burden Room, #206 The Earth Institute’s Agriculture and Food Security Center (AgCenter) presents “Elucidating Sustainable Agroecosystems Across Scales and Disciplines,” with Johan Six, Full Professor, Sustainable Agroecosystems, Department of Environmental System Science, ETH, Zurich. Dr. Six received his PhD in Soil Science in…

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by / on October 19, 2014 at 11:50 am / in Campus, Events

Events 10/20 – 10/26

by Monday, October 20th   To lose without fighting? The US, China, Southeast Asia and the South China Sea 12:00pm – 1:30pm International Affairs Building, Room 918 Brown Bag Lecture featuring Bill Hayton, reporter at BBC. Sponsored by the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, the APEC Study Center, SEASI, and Asia American Journalists Association at Columbia. For further information regarding this event, please contact […]

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by / on April 12, 2015 at 7:29 pm / in Campus, Events

Events 04/13-04/18

by Monday, Apr 13th The Columbia Academic Symposium in International Relations with Jamie Kirchick: A Critical Response Monday, April 13, 2015 – 10:30am  – 6 :00pm CIRCA Academics held the annual Columbia Academic Symposium in International Relations on the 11th of April this year, hosting accomplished journalist Jamie Kirchick, best known for breaking the story on Texas Senator Ron Paul’s homophobic and racist newsletters,…

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by / on May 9, 2014 at 8:48 pm / in Uncategorized

Need For Seed

by During the monsoon months of 1998, unrest swept the agricultural communities of several developing nations, and watchdog organizations mobilized a legion of experts to warn of imminent danger. The concern: biotech giant Monsanto’s acquisition of a patent on genetic use restriction technology (GURT), otherwise known as the “terminator seed.” The ingenuity of terminator technology lies in making the seed incapable of producing fertil…

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by / on February 23, 2015 at 2:03 am / in Campus, Events

Events 02/23-03/01

by Monday, February 23rd Speech and Media Freedom New Lessons of the Umbrella Revolution Monday, February 23, 2015 – 12:10pm  –  1:10pm Jerome Greene Hall, Room 107 Brown Bag Lecture with Margaret Ng, Barrister and Former Legislative Council Member, HKSAR. Moderated by Ben Liebman, Robert L. Lieff Professor of Law, Columbia Law School; Director, Center for Chinese Legal Studies. No registration required. Co-sponsor…

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by / on March 4, 2011 at 3:25 am / in Interview, Issue

A New Currency for Climate Change

by Bill McKibben, one of the most prominent environmental activists and journalists today, has been at the forefront of the climate change movement since its inception. He wrote the first book on climate change, The End of Nature, in 1989. In 2007, he founded, an international organization committed to reducing global CO2 atmospheric concentration levels to 350 parts per million—the level scientists agree is environmentally saf…

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