- College of the Holy Cross
- HumanosphereReporter, 2013 - present
- Development and Aid World News ServiceCo-Founder, 2011 - present
- Population Services InternationalBlog Deputy Editor, 2011 - 2013
- Notre Dame Mission VolunteersSite Director, 2010 - 2011
- St Julie Programme for Disabled Children (Malava, Kenya)Programme Assistant, 2009 - 2009
- St Martin de Porres AcademyTeacher, 2007 - 2008
Michael Clemens describes the opportunity that immigration presents for the U.S. and why it is an effective anti-poverty tool. Yes, it requires some upfront costs that come in the form of social programs, but the long term benefits are too big to ignore.
In a recent story for the American Conservative , Suzanne Sherman describes her recent cross-country trip to visit historic sites related to the founding fathers. She hoped for a trip steeped in political theory and history about the philosophies that shape...
The New York Times reports the touching story of President Obama offering financial help for Vice President Biden when his son Beau fell ill. Concerned about the financial burden on his son's family, Biden told Obama he and his wife would sell their house, ...
Powerful. Posted by Independent Liverpool on Saturday, October 10, 2015 "News: Rich people paying rich people to tell middle class people to blame poor people" Can't say I share the sentiment, but I can see why some people feel this way. There are certainl...
Getting a little local today, but I was glad to see my hometown get a mention in a New York Times article about the growing problem of heroin in the US. It is the top issue for New Hampshire voters and Hillary Clinton stopped by a few months ago to particip...
This is seriously how an OpEd columnist for the New York Times started his latest piece: You can learn everything you need to know about the main challenges facing Africa today by talking to just two people in Senegal : the rapper and the weatherman. They’v...
That is according to politicalcompus.org . The scale is global, for those who think it looks too extreme. What is interesting is the fact that Clinton's position in 2016 is about the same as where Bush is located in the 2004 electoral chart .
It is no secret that global health data has its problems. They matter particularly when trying to understand disease burden trends and how to respond. As Ankita Rao & Vivekananda Nemana find in India, the issue may lead to some major problems. Take malaria ...
Hint: It's not an expert, government official, or people actually living in poverty. Man asks Clinton about global poverty, she replies: "I've had many conversations with Bono on this." — Ken Thomas (@KThomasDC) November 4, 2015 HT +Africa is a Country
As is the case for nearly everywhere in the world, all parts of a country are not created equal. This map from The Economist shows the varying outcomes in each province. More info: The study* shows that a baby born in China in 1990 would live on average to ...
Because we as people like to over hype technical solutions, fads take off with plenty of fanfare that set up expectations well beyond what is possible. Cookstoves are a good example. Indoor smoke inhalation is a major killer. Getting people who cook using o...
How PlayPumps are an example of learning from failure - Humanosphere
Everybody loves to point out the massive failure that was PlayPumps, but what about what was learned from them? Turns out they are an excell
Missionary, Mercenary, Mystic, Misfit - An interview with the author - B...
I have come to terms with the fact that I write terrible book reviews. Instead of a review, I present an interview with J, author of Mission
Coming to your local refugee camp: Ikea shelters - Humanosphere
Ikea teamed up with the UN Refugee Agency and the Refugee Housing Unit to design better homes for refugees.
Five rules for using Twitter as an aid/development professional
Everyone from Hillary Clinton to three year-old Isabelle Cullen is on Twitter, and Brendan Rigby thinks you should be too. He explains how T
Maria Hengeveld | June 26th, 2013 Is violence against women too ...
Back in February gender-based violence dominated media and public talk when South Africans declared themselves woken up, disgusted, outraged
The news on AIDS in South Africa is not what you think › Jina Moore
The “AIDS in Africa” story we know in the West is bleak: HIV is spreading across the continent, accosting and killing men and women by ...
Context | Culture | Collaboration: The "Beyond #PovertyPorn" Debate: Ins...
Kurante hosted a G+ Hangout on the question of "poverty porn" and how to move beyond it. Participants included Charlie Beckett, Ethan Zucker
What's in a Name? Refugees verses IDPs - Humanosphere
Refugees and IDPs are considered to be two different groups, but they are all still people who had to flee from their homes, says Aid Leap.
Top of the Morning: On World Refugee Day, Worst Crisis in 20 Years
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Dear Vice Magazine: How Could You Do This? | Wronging Rights
I wish that I could find a video or transcript of the speech, because it is difficult to do justice to it without access to the text, but sh
Feud watch: Dambisa Moyo responds to being called 'evil' by Bill Gates
In recent weeks, Bill Gates has weighed in on Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson's Why Nations Fail (negatively) and Morton Jerven's Poor Num
Reaffirming the Fight for Women's Rights in Malaysia - Humanosphere
Humanosphere correspondent Jessica Mack was in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia last week for the third annual Women Deliver conference, which is real