Screen Shot 2017-03-05 at 5.12.23 PM

Mexico, Syria, and the Executive Order

By Victoria Herring President Trump signed an executive order on January 27, 2016 that banned immigrants from seven primarily Muslim countries in order to keep out “radical Islamic terrorists”: Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Iran, Somalia, Libya…


Interviewing a 'head of the household’ to collect survey data

Understanding Undernutrition in Mozambique

Trying to Understand Undernutrition in Mozambique By Elizabeth Rose This article is a summary of an article previously published by the author in BMC Nutrition and the full article can be accessed here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27182448 Recent…


Super Spending in the Super League

By Javan Latson The People’s Republic of China is one of the world’s fastest growing economies. The rise of China has vaulted them onto the global stage and has made them a major player in…



Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari was elected because of his promise to wipe out Boko Haram. So far he has been unsuccessful. (Credit Getty Images)

Nigeria: An African Giant Divided

By Aalok Joshi On January 17th the Nigerian air force moved forward with operations in the northeastern Nigerian state of Borno, bombing what they thought was a Boko Haram hideout. However, this supposed hideout turned…


President Robert Mugabe , Stringer/Reuters

Zimbabwe – A Future Resurrection?

By Jackie Olson About 20 miners a year die from the desperate efforts to find gold within the caverns in Johannesburg, South Africa. Called “Zama Zama” from the Zulu tribal phrase: ‘men who try to…


The Colombian government delegation head negotiator Humberto de la Calle (2-L), and High Commissioner for Peace Sergio Jaramillo (R), are received by former mayor of Bogota Antanas Mockus (2-R) upon their arrival in Bogota, Colombia, 26 August 2016. (EPA/MAURICIO DUENAS CASTANEDA)

Peace Deals and Populism in Colombia

By Adithya Sivakumar 2016, regardless of its flaws, was a reactionary year. However, the interesting component of decisions made throughout this cycle has been that populism, not necessarily politicians, have fueled these choices. From Trump to…



Chinonso Opara, MD Candidate 2018, in the labor and delivery room at Lwala Community Hospital in Migori County, Kenya, during October 2016

Systems-Based Healthcare in Lwala

By Chinonso Opara Being a Nigerian-born American, I have grown to understand that the benefit of living and working in a first world country is not necessarily lifestyle and “Western amenities”. Nor is it the…