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WEInstitute is about international capacity development
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The World Engagement Institute's new website. New look and content ready for a more engaging year in 2014! Check it out and learn more and connect with the WEI works and activities. http://www.weinstitute.org/
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Happy UBUNTU and best wishes for a new year of peace, justice, and dignity for all.
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We give thanks to all of you who support and engage with the mission of the World Engagement Institute (WEI) that is "to connect international development professionals with universities, academics and international organizations with the goal of developing globally responsible leaders and sustainable communities.”
Learn more, connect and contribute to http://weinstitute.org 
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WEI YOUTUBE CHANNEL

The World Engagement Institute's YouTube Channel includes a collection of lecture and short explanatory interviews of WEI associates. Among them are videos on key subjects related to the work of the Institute in the areas of human rights, sustainable development, international law and human security. Lectures include Gen. Charles Tucker, Prof. Marco Tavanti and Dr. Alfredo Sfeir Younis among others. Learn more about the Institute and its recent activities at http://www.weinstitute.org/news.html

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GLOBAL CAFE ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND POST 2015

The World Engagement Institute is collaborating with alumni, student and faculty of the International Public Service Graduate Program at DePaul University for another Global Cafe event.

What is the future we want? Post 2015 Development Agenda

Tuesday November 19, 2013
6:00 to 8:00
Conference Room
School of Public Service
14 E. Jackson Blvd, 16th floor

The ongoing conversations of the international community on the Post Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the integration of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the new Post 2015 Development agenda are very important for careers and studies in international public service.

The international community has been working on a renewed common development agenda for poverty eradication and sustainable development. Expanding on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the Post 2015 agenda is merging economic concerns with social, environmental and security concerns including the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) emerged from the Rio+20 event.

This global cafe will feature introductory remarks from Dr. Marco Tavanti a consultant for the United Nations in the Post 2015 and sustainable development agenda. Prof. Lauriano Rodriquez, from the Chiapas Autonomous University (UNACH) will illustrate the challenges and opportunities for an indigenous human rights centered approach for sustainable development in the poorest state of Mexico. Selected UN Seminar graduate students will present their research projects in line with the Post 2015 Development agenda.

Our generation has the possibility, capacity and responsibility to end extreme poverty and promote healthy, equal and educated futures for our global societies. The goals and resolutions to not leave anyone behind through a sustainable, inclusive and human development is a right and a responsibility for all of us.

Come and participate, learn and contribute to these important processes.

The event is open and free of charge. Feel free to invite others.
All registered participants will be receiving an invitation to join the Hangout during the event. Alternatively, registered subscribers in the Global Cafe Community http://www.weinstitute.org/globalcafe.html will be able to review the video recording of the event and share their comments. The Global Cafe Community includes various resources or key documents and organizations for this and other hot topics on global citizenship provided in the Global Cafe forums.

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Learn from the experts about what you can do to help fight human trafficking. WEI's next Global Cafe is taking place in Chicago on June 25 at 5:00 pm CDT at 14 East Jackson Blvd #1600.

Join our Google+ community and check out the conversation online at http://bit.ly/19Yctt9.

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Fair Trade for Poverty Reduction: what are the advantages and challenges of fair trade mechanism for indigenous rights and poverty alleviation in Latin America? A recent panel in Rome discussed these factors and proposed concrete solutions.

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Call for Papers: Anti-Corruption for Human Security

Our summer issue of the International Journal for Sustainable Human Security invites contributors to examine the link between anti-corruption efforts and human security. 

Learn more at http://www.weinstitute.org/ijshs-2013.html

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The World Engagement Institute has launched The International Journal of Sustainable Human Security (IJSHS). This electronic annual publication collects special topic analyses in international human security practices linked to sustainable and systemic institutional capacity. The concept of sustainability and human security and integrated comprehensive frameworks developed for properly addressing complex and multifaceted problems. Sustainability in general, and sustainable development in particular, integrates institutional capacity development with economic, social and environmental factors. Human security provides a comprehensive notion for international practices promoting freedom from fear, freedom from want and freedom to live in dignity. In spite various emerging efforts to bring the concept of human security in academia and international development community, there is still very little sharing of practical knowledge, applied research and critical analysis of cases that would instruct better practices for capacity development. Policy leaders, international development practitioners and engaged academics will benefit from contributing and learning from the selected articles and special topics of this journal. The journal aims at engaging the critical and analytical reflections of practitioners as well as applied research and policy analyses on issues and cases related to sustainable human security. The first issue of the journal (Summer 2013) will focus on anti-corruption in relation to international human security practices. Read more at http://www.weinstitute.org/journal.html

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The WEInstitute multidisciplinary and academic centered approach is a priority in international development. USAID recognizes it by awarding some of our academic partners. Congratulations to Duke University and Makerere University.
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