The Danger of a Single Story

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Nigerian novelist, nonfiction writer, short-story writer and keynote speaker for the Remembering Biafra conference, gave her popular TED talk “The Danger of a Single Story” in 2009. The crux of the matter is, as Adichie puts it: “show people as one thing over and over again, and that’s what they...

Tomorrow is a New Day

Search for Common Ground, an organization dedicated to ending violent conflict and building sustainable peace for generations to come, is an NGO headquartered in Washington, DC. The organization works with all actors in a conflict situation and provides the tools needed for all stakeholders to work together, build dialogue and find...

Water Politics at the Wilson Center

On March 1 the Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars sponsored a panel discussion, "From West Africa to the Middle East: Water and the Rise of Insurgencies in the ‘Arc of Instability’.” The event featured three panelists, David Michel, a Nonresident Rellow at the Stimson Center; Julia McQuaid, a Senior Researcher and Project Director...

Amnesty International & the Oil Clean-up Campaign

Amnesty International, a human rights organization committed to investigating and exposing the hard truths of abuse and corruption, is currently running a campaign called Shell: #MakeTheFuture – Clean up the Niger Delta. Amnesty explains on their website that Shell oil company runs a project every year called #makethefuture, in which it...