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“We’re going to change the world”, claimed Facebook executive David Marcus last May when Facebook announced plans to launch its own cryptocurrency called “Libra.” Facebook announced that it aimed to embed Libra in Facebook’s platf...

Facebook’s crypto venture

“We’re going to change the world”, claimed Facebook executive David Marcus last May when Facebook announced plans to launch its own cryptocurrency called “Libra.” Facebook announced that it aimed to embed Libra in Facebook’s platf...

“There is no chance to ask for your rights. You just wake up, go to work, and when [your time’s up], go home.” This is the grim reality for hundreds of thousands of migrant workers in Qatar who labor in blazing heat that often climbs to...

Work in Progress: Qatar’s Labor Reforms

“There is no chance to ask for your rights. You just wake up, go to work, and when [your time’s up], go home.” This is the grim reality for hundreds of thousands of migrant workers in Qatar who labor in blazing heat that often climbs to...

“Students take the college of medicine to new heights,” reads a Michigan State University’s College of Medicine travel brochure, boasting an image of two white men in sunglasses, holding t-shirts of their medical school, atop Mount Kilimanjaro,...

Medical Volunteerism

“Students take the college of medicine to new heights,” reads a Michigan State University’s College of Medicine travel brochure, boasting an image of two white men in sunglasses, holding t-shirts of their medical school, atop Mount Kilimanjaro,...

In the past month, 75% of Iraq’s internet was turned off amid mass anti-corruption protests. In Bangladesh, Rohingya refugee camps are suffering from drastic restrictions in telecommunication capability and internet access, cutting off refugeesR...

Online Democracy

In the past month, 75% of Iraq’s internet was turned off amid mass anti-corruption protests. In Bangladesh, Rohingya refugee camps are suffering from drastic restrictions in telecommunication capability and internet access, cutting off refugeesR...

Protests, massive logging, and the threat of overfished waters all emerged as political and environmental consequences of a small change in foreign policy: In mid-September, two small Pacific island nations, Kiribati and the Solomon Islands, switched...

The Solomon Dilemma

Protests, massive logging, and the threat of overfished waters all emerged as political and environmental consequences of a small change in foreign policy: In mid-September, two small Pacific island nations, Kiribati and the Solomon Islands, switched...

Just a few months ago, Malaysia’s Port Klang was home to a wide array of trash from around the world. Inside the cargo containers that came to this seaside town lay waste as diverse as cables from the UK, milk cartons from Australia, compact discs ...

Why Southeast Asia Is Sending The West’s Trash Home

Just a few months ago, Malaysia’s Port Klang was home to a wide array of trash from around the world. Inside the cargo containers that came to this seaside town lay waste as diverse as cables from the UK, milk cartons from Australia, compact discs ...

Buying a pizza, sharing an Uber, or buying concert tickets–the pinnacle of the mundane for college students–all make use of an astounding technological advancement: mobile banking. Mobile banking is already growing at an increasing rate in de...

Mobile Banking: Doorway to Upward Mobility

Buying a pizza, sharing an Uber, or buying concert tickets–the pinnacle of the mundane for college students–all make use of an astounding technological advancement: mobile banking. Mobile banking is already growing at an increasing rate in de...