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Feb20

2018

Institute Insider Insights: Former Intern Carried the Torch for 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

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Former USAI intern, Tyler Rasch, carries the torch for the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in the city of Yongin. The flame covered popular tourist destinations in Yougin, including the Korean Folk Village, the Gyeonggi Provincial Museum, the Nam June Paik Art Center and the Everland amusement park. Tyler Rasch interned with USAI in Summer 2009....Read More

19Feb

2018

Institute Insider Insights: Human Trafficking Awareness Documentary “HAART Kenya”

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Former USAI intern, Danielle Khan Da Silva, co-directed and shot the award-winning Human Trafficking Awareness documentary “HAART Kenya” (click here to see the documentary: http://goo.gl/cvmwUo). Congratulations Danielle! About the scale of the issue and the importance of awareness, Danielle says, “Human trafficking is the second largest illegal trade after drugs, having surpasses arms and weapons. It...Read More

Aug3

2017

Institute Insider Insights: China Folk House Project

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Alison Steinbach, a Program Assistant in the summer of 2017, spent two weeks of July in Yunnan Province’s Tibetan Plateau to assist with a documentation and relocation project of a traditional farmstead house. For more information about the project, see here. In southwestern China – neighboring Tibet and Myanmar, intersected by the “Three Parallel Rivers,”...Read More

06Oct

2016

Institute Insider Insights: “Congressional Inaction: A Brief Analysis of Factors Influencing the American Legislative Process”

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By Anqi Wei, 2016 Rule of Law Fellow* October 6, 2016 Since the establishment of the three branches of the United States Government, the legislative branch has been criticized for negligence and inaction, and the executive and the judiciary branches for overstepping their powers. The lack of clarity in Articles II and III of the...Read More

04Aug

2016

Institute Insider Insights: Human Rights in Nauru vis-a-vis Climate Change – UN Testimony

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2015 summer intern, Madelaine Clough, spoke on behalf of Franciscans International before the United Nations Human Rights Council in March 2016. Her statement spoke of human rights in Nauru vis-a-vis climate change. Read More

29Apr

2016

Institute Insider Insights: “Slipping through the Cracks: The Middle-to-High School Education Gap in Rural China”

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Every year atop a mountain in China's Yunnan province, a small minority of the roughly 450 students at Wantai Middle School[1] pass their high school entrance exam. In most cases, these exceptional students would be among the first of their family to attain a secondary education. This is a dream opportunity. Yet no more than ten students will go, with many deciding not to attend. Read More