Category: Beyond the Moat

Dichotomize

A poem by Siddhant Sharma, a student at United World College Maastricht.

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The Cost of Resilience – a Rwandan Perspective

My country, Rwanda, has been known as a war zone; a hateful nation; a trouble spot for a long time.

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Beyond Good Intentions

the “Buy One, Give One” model has been widely embraced by consumers and businesses alike as an effective model for creating both commercial and social value. However, when examining the social impact of “Buy One, Give One” the model’ become rather obvious.

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Inside Jordan’s Refugee Camp: What Does It Take To Empower Refugees?

Submitted to the Flying Dutchman by Nam Phuong Thi Doan - Originally published in the The Bennington Free Press March 15th, 2018 [aesop_content color="#000000" background="#ffffff" component_width="600px" columns="1" position="none" imgrepeat="no-repeat" disable_bgshading="off"…

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EU Deal Pressures Afghans in Europe

In 2016, Afghanistan was given an ultimatum: lose EU financial support or sign the EU-Afghanistan Joint Way Forward agreement and allow for the return of rejected Afghan asylum seekers.

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The Aid Industry’s Fall From Grace

At UWC we tend to romanticize the work of NGO and NPOs. They aim to have positive impact without gaining profit. Though often true and admirable, in the light of the ongoing “Oxfam scandal”, it seems not all NGOs of the rock-solid integrity we believe them to be.

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The Man Who Predicted the Internet

Marshall Mcluhan’s The Medium is the Massage predicted the internet in 1967. Before the inception of the internet itself, Mcluhan put words on exactly what molds our life in the 21st century.

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Jailed For Refusing Military Service

19-year-old Noa Gur Golan sits in Military Prision 396 near Haifa. She has been labelled a traitor and a coward. It is not clear when she is going to be released, because she’s being detained for refusing...

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