International Women’s Struggle to Break through Barriers

On the same day that I read about four women winning seats to the Kuwaiti parliament, I also read a blog post on Muslimah Media Watch about a report that […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   May 28, 2009

Benazir Bhutto — Female Leader in Public Policy

  During women’s history month, it is important not only to reflect on women who are or have been leaders in American politics but also to commemorate the vast achievements […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   March 23, 2009

And the Crowd Roared…

In celebration of International Women’s Day, last night I had the pleasure of attending a sold-out screening of A Powerful Noise. This acclaimed documentary takes you inside the lives of […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   5 Comments   |   March 06, 2009

Whose Rights? Everybody’s.

I read recently that President-elect Obama has pledged to restore the United States’ international standing, including a promise to push for ratification of the women’s equal rights treaty — the […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   3 Comments   |   December 10, 2008

Blog Action Day: When Will We Teach Poverty in a History Class?

On this day in 1987, the United Nations considered the eradication of poverty as a top priority. But it took the UN until 1993 to devote a day to an […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   October 15, 2008

Let’s Ban Books?

Last week, being a busy multitasking working parent of three, we missed out on going to the library, which, for my teenage daughter is akin to missing a meal or […] Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   6 Comments   |   September 09, 2008

Conflict in Georgia: Is there an end in sight?

Five years ago I took a course entitled “Russia in Crisis.” At that time we were discussing the Georgian conflict. When I read the headlines on Russia and Georgia now, […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   August 12, 2008

Out of the Rubble

As catastrophes like the world food crisis, the deadly Myanmar cyclone, and the earthquake in China continue to grab headlines, I am grateful to see international attention being paid to […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   May 14, 2008

Pope and Hope?

Washington, D.C., and the nation’s media outlets are awash in news of the first papal visit to the nation’s capital since 1979. Rather than telling us in detail about the […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   2 Comments   |   April 16, 2008

International Women’s Day

The event we now call International Women’s Day began 95 years ago, a day promoting women’s rights and peace on a global level. Some great websites detail the turbulent times […] Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   3 Comments   |   March 07, 2008