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  J.D. Bowers’ guest lecture was the most influential and inspiring in my opinion. His speech provided information and awareness of matters that were helpful in other writing assignments for this course. J.D. Bowers, Director of the Honors College, spoke on the role of the United Nations, as well as other nations involved in genocide prevention … More Post #8

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“Human trafficking”, or sometimes called “Modern-day slavery” is proven to be a continuing issue across the globe. There are an estimated 20.9 million people trapped in some form of slavery today. Ethiopia is a prime example of human trafficking and can sometimes even be considered a destination country for men, women, and children who are … More Post #7

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  In her book, The Crisis Caravan, Linda Polman raises various concerns. She discusses the controversial topic of whether humanitarian aid is beneficial or if it actually prolongs wars. She tends to agree with a lot of Florence Nightingale’s ideas that humanitarian aid could be elongating the issue and making things worse in the long … More Post #6

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Unfortunately, as most of our world is striving to become a place of equality and full human rights, the Ethiopian government is not facilitating this effort. There was much hope that the government would ease its crackdown on dissent during the May 2015 elections. However, this was not the case. Any opposition led to intense … More Post #5

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The book Moral Ground, particularly the chapter “The Inuit Right to Culture Based on Ice and Snow” by Sheila Watt-Cloutier, gave me a whole new perspective on global warming. This chapter is spoken from an Inuit’s personal experience with the changing climate of the world and how it has lead to change and also a … More Post #4

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Nationalism is interpreted in various ways and has many different aspects to it. Overall, nationalism is when one is devoted and loyal to their own country. Others would also describe it as a country’s feeling of superiority over other countries. In Zakaria’s book, The Post-American World, the author describes his view on nationalism and its … More Post #3

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Ethiopia displays a rather diverse country with many aspects to its culture and people. There are at least 77 different languages spoken in Ethiopia. Amharic is the official national language of Ethiopia and is the native language of about 30% of the people. Ethiopia has various indigenous languages to their culture. According to the Ethnologue, there are … More Post #2

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Ethiopia, located in Sub-Saharan Africa, is a country split by the Great Rift Valley. It is a land known for its ancient culture, with archaeological findings dating back to more than 3 million years ago. My recent journey to Ethiopia was nothing but a fascinating experience. Upon my arrival, I looked down from the plane … More Post #1