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The Ethics of Personal Data Collection: A Spectrum of Experiences from Kenya, India, and The Gambia

The increasing use of mobile communications technology, the greater reliance on big data, and the ubiquitous influence of social media networks are transforming the ways human rights advocates and technology entrepreneurs conduct data collection in fragile environments. At New York University, the Bosch Workshops bring together colleagues, human rights advocates, NGO leaders, and university professors […]

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The Syrian Refugee Exodus Needs a Civil Society Response

The European Union, with its focus inward on the problems with Greece in the Eurozone, is being overtaken by a much deeper crisis.  A steady influx of Syrian refugees crossing the Mediterranean under hazardous conditions requires all Europe’s states to look beyond the Continent’s shores.  In the “Open Letter: Europeans Unite to Help Refugees,” posted […]

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Why Europe’s Family Picture Needs a Different Frame

During the evening of August 25, our colleague, Dr. Ulrike Guérot, Founder and Director, European Democracy Lab, visited the Deutsches Haus at NYU to give a talk for the American Council on Germany (ACG) about Europe in historic Greenwich Village. Her argument about the need for a European Republic that makes democracy a priority re-imagines […]

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Ethics at the Center of Teaching International Relations

Dear Members of the Global Affairs Learning Community: As I revise CGA at NYU syllabi for the coming year, my attention is focused on identifying literature that places ethics at the heart of our interactions in the classroom. All our activities, including the crisis scenarios, will have this focus. Your suggestions are most welcome in […]

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Education in 3G to Design the Crisis Scenario: Integrating New Media in Learning about Humanitarian Concerns in Nagorno-Karabakh

Colette Mazzucelli, Amierah Ismail, and Sharon Hakakian Bergman Over the past year the ethnic conflicts learning community in the Center for Global Affairs at New York University has developed the crisis scenario as an integral component of the graduate course bringing together in-depth knowledge about the context in the South Caucasus and the ability to […]

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From Mailbox to Inbox: Realizing the Classroom without Borders: Integrating Communication Technology in the Ethnic Conflicts Learning Community

Colette Mazzucelli, Meital Tzobotaro, and Angela Deane “To-day, however, those things which occupy us in the field of education are the interests of humanity at large, and of civilization, and before such great forces we can recognize only one country – the entire world.” – Maria Montessori, The Montessori Method (1912) For educators, events in […]

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Acknowledging the “Liberalism of Fear” in Breaking a Conspiracy of Silence: Sexual Violence in Conflict

In the 21st century, the violence humanity experiences does not confine its cruelty within the borders of enduring totalitarian regimes. Nor does it find primary expression in warfare among states. The violence against humanity in our time is a pain suffered largely in silence by those women, men, and children who are the casualties of […]

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