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Why Internal Audit Can Fail Security

Norman Marks recently published an insightful take on why internal audit fails at many organisations. Informed by a recent PwC survey.

“about half of internal audit’s key stakeholders (board members and top executives) do not believe that internal audit is either delivering the value it should or addressing the risks that matter.” 584 more words

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Some Governments Just Won't Do RSD

Over at UNHCR’s Global Views blog, I offer some ideas about how UNHCR can reorient it’s thinking about mandate status determination to cope with the reality that it will not be possible to get every government to take over RSD. 32 more words

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Why is UNHCR Doing RSD Anyway? A UNHCR Report Identifies the Hard Questions

Back in 2001 and 2002, when I was working on setting up legal aid for asylum-seekers applying to UNHCR for refugee status determination (RSD) in Egypt, UNHCR officials would sometimes tell me: “Why don’t you put your energy into getting the Egyptian government to live up to its responsibilities? 1,841 more words

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Risking Money and Risking Lives: Disproportionate Congressional Oversight

This post was originally published on Lawfare, by The Lawfare Institute, in cooperation with Brookings.  To view this post on Lawfare click HERE.  I want to personally and publicly thank Benjamin Wittes and Bobby Chesney for their encouragement and editing of my work.   972 more words

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Women's Leadership Initiative

Just some articles I wrote for the SJU Women’s Leaderhip Initiative Newsletter

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The Lost Worlds of Power is here!

I am pleased to announce that The Lost Worlds of Power is now available for download! Made up of twelve novelizations of classic NES games, including my own take on “Legendary Wings,” … 65 more words


Hunan, China article in Dreamscapes Magazine

I’m travelling in Peru at the moment, but just learned that my article from my press trip to China in September has been published!

It is in… 133 more words