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Lenin, Multinationals, and Development in the Global South

I generally do not write about international law on here because (1) I have 0 training in it and any knowledge comes from my own independent study; (2) because there is a strong presumption of comity in international common law between nations such that many of the issues that I talk about, especially with finance, wind up applying internationally (with obvious notable exceptions like Venezuela). 1,462 more words


We all live in the same world.

“Oh no, there’s no WIFI here!” vs “I don’t know what clean water tastes like.”

“There’s no food in the fridge” – there is, you just don’t fancy it vs “I don’t know where my next meal will come from – it probably won’t even be a meal. 517 more words


Week 19 - When You Only See Shadows

I had a rough couple of weeks, and I have a hard time writing something positive when I feel anything but, so I had to take a few extra days before putting together a new blog. 1,405 more words


Here I go again

I’m starting this blog up again as I begin a new chapter in my life. It’s been over a year since I’ve last posted here. Since then, I completed my internship with the Kenya Equity in Education Project, wrote my thesis, and graduated from the University of Toronto after a hectic year of juggling studies with part-time work. 170 more words

Mt Moosilauke (3) - A Water System for San Rafael (part 1)

I’ve been writing in this series about climbing each of the 48 mountains in New Hampshire that are at least 4000 feet tall.  And, each time, I’m also reflecting a bit on the journey since I joined Peace Corps, 30 years ago: on development, social justice, conflict, experiences along the way, etc. 3,060 more words

Literacy and Lifelong Learning Seminar - London 18th November


18th November in London, UK, with Dr Ulrike Hanemann of UIL

On Friday 18th November, BALID (the British Association for Literacy in Development) will be hosting a seminar in central London entitled ‘Weaving literacy through lifelong learning’.  304 more words

Adult Literacy

The Diplomat: Myanmar Grapples With Unifying Its Core and Periphery

(The Diplomat 27/7/2016) The challenges of forging federalism in Myanmar will be evident at upcoming talks in August.

Myanmar’s punctuated economic development since gaining independence in 1948 has often been framed through the shackles of ethnic conflict, authoritarianism, and neglectful governance.  871 more words

International Development