Is your food expired or ugly? Eat it, is good for you!

By Zabeth Salome Chedraui It is very possible to imagine a world in which people recycle the food that they consider as waste. Nashville has been selected by the Natural Resource Defense Council as a model city on food waste reduction. Many restaurants in the city are participating in the Food Saver Challenge, which encourages… Read more »

An Imperialist in the DPRK

By Natasha Louis When asked about my experiences in North Korea, two questions always come up: Why would you want to go there? And, what was it like? As a global affairs student, the first seems easy to answer with a simple, “why not?” But the second, I still stumble in a search for words… Read more »

A Gulf in Relations

By Mohammad Awais The Importance of the Middle East to the United States cannot be understated; it is a strategically important region for its natural resources, and for its location at the nexus of three continents, Asia, Africa, and Europe. Access to these resources via international waterways in the region is of utmost importance to… Read more »

Quito and Its Transportation Challenges

By Jorge L. Mora Implementing efficient, affordable, and sustainable transportation systems in developing cities is challenging. The construction of an expensive subway system can help alleviate the needs of users of public transportation, but it does not solve the mobility needs of a heavily populated city. Making people the priority is essential for cities like… Read more »

Women’s Economic Empowerment: A Health Approach

By Adrienne Nicole Razon Women’s economic empowerment cannot be achieved without significant investments in women’s health and wellbeing. When more women work, the results go beyond economic development. Equal participation in labor markets creates political, social, and cultural advantages. Even so, women around the world continue to have lower participation in labor markets compared to… Read more »

Unfolding Views of Women’s Access to Equal Employment Opportunities in MENA

By Reem Aliessa  Equal access to employment opportunities in MENA remain a crucial barrier for the economic growth and women’s economic empowerment in the region as it faces the lowest percentages of women’s participation in the labor market. The 61st Session on the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61), held from March 13-24, 2017,… Read more »

The New America First Energy Plan: Dream or Nightmare

By Jennifer A. Infantas After only a few short minutes of President Trump’s inauguration, the White House was beginning to communicate Mr. Trump’s new energy policies, which aim to stimulate the U.S. economy and ensure national security all while supposedly protecting the environment and public health of U.S. citizens. The issue with this is how… Read more »

Ignoring Female Terrorists’ Agency At Our Own Peril

Reports of women acting as terrorists, especially for the Islamic State (ISIS), have shocked Western audiences, raising questions about the role of women as willing participants in terrorist violence. The flood of Western women to ISIS is helped along by a slew of female recruiters. Further, women act as enforcers in jihadist societies, even commanding… Read more »

Is Nationalism Bad for Women?

Traditional constructs of nationalism are being revived around the globe with negative impacts on women. In the United States, Europe, and  Turkey, this dangerous trend aims to limit women’s autonomy in hope of preserving national identity. The re-nationalization movement stems from threats – both real and perceived – against a country’s national identity and culture…. Read more »

Write a killer paper? Get it published!

PGI is now accepting Op Eds (400-600 words) and longer journal pieces (no more than 4000 words)!   If you’re proud of the writing and thinking you’re doing, share it with your peers and colleagues in the field. Op Eds are accepted on rolling basis throughout the semester. Journal Articles (no more than 4000 words)… Read more »

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  • Is your food expired or ugly? Eat it, is good for you!

    By Zabeth Salome Chedraui It is very possible to imagine a world in which people recycle the food that they consider as waste. Nashville has been selected by the Natural Resource Defense Council as a model city on food waste reduction. Many restaurants in the city are participating in the Food Saver Challenge, which encourages… Read more »

  • An Imperialist in the DPRK

    By Natasha Louis When asked about my experiences in North Korea, two questions always come up: Why would you want to go there? And, what was it like? As a global affairs student, the first seems easy to answer with a simple, “why not?” But the second, I still stumble in a search for words… Read more »

  • A Gulf in Relations

    By Mohammad Awais The Importance of the Middle East to the United States cannot be understated; it is a strategically important region for its natural resources, and for its location at the nexus of three continents, Asia, Africa, and Europe. Access to these resources via international waterways in the region is of utmost importance to… Read more »

  • Quito and Its Transportation Challenges

    By Jorge L. Mora Implementing efficient, affordable, and sustainable transportation systems in developing cities is challenging. The construction of an expensive subway system can help alleviate the needs of users of public transportation, but it does not solve the mobility needs of a heavily populated city. Making people the priority is essential for cities like… Read more »

  • Women’s Economic Empowerment: A Health Approach

    By Adrienne Nicole Razon Women’s economic empowerment cannot be achieved without significant investments in women’s health and wellbeing. When more women work, the results go beyond economic development. Equal participation in labor markets creates political, social, and cultural advantages. Even so, women around the world continue to have lower participation in labor markets compared to… Read more »

  • Unfolding Views of Women’s Access to Equal Employment Opportunities in MENA

    By Reem Aliessa  Equal access to employment opportunities in MENA remain a crucial barrier for the economic growth and women’s economic empowerment in the region as it faces the lowest percentages of women’s participation in the labor market. The 61st Session on the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61), held from March 13-24, 2017,… Read more »

  • The New America First Energy Plan: Dream or Nightmare

    By Jennifer A. Infantas After only a few short minutes of President Trump’s inauguration, the White House was beginning to communicate Mr. Trump’s new energy policies, which aim to stimulate the U.S. economy and ensure national security all while supposedly protecting the environment and public health of U.S. citizens. The issue with this is how… Read more »

  • Ignoring Female Terrorists’ Agency At Our Own Peril

    Reports of women acting as terrorists, especially for the Islamic State (ISIS), have shocked Western audiences, raising questions about the role of women as willing participants in terrorist violence. The flood of Western women to ISIS is helped along by a slew of female recruiters. Further, women act as enforcers in jihadist societies, even commanding… Read more »

  • Is Nationalism Bad for Women?

    Traditional constructs of nationalism are being revived around the globe with negative impacts on women. In the United States, Europe, and  Turkey, this dangerous trend aims to limit women’s autonomy in hope of preserving national identity. The re-nationalization movement stems from threats – both real and perceived – against a country’s national identity and culture…. Read more »