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The Security Manifesto of Schiphol

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August 2, 2014 • Opinion☼, Travel☼

I remember the first time I returned to my hometown after spending my first year abroad. My connecting flight was routed through Schiphol airport in Amsterdam, and the incredible security measures at LAX were so surprising I remember them every time I fly back to the US. Drug detecting dogs descended on the line of weary passengers…. Read More ›

Public Health☼ »

Deanna Troi: The Precepts of International Health

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Issues surrounding scarcity will forever plague international health programs.  The bottom line is in donor funded programs there is never enough to go around, and when the stakes are as high as they are in the development arena, this is life and death. Very much like Deanna Troi’s mission on the bridge – the one… Read More ›

Political☼ »

Finding Justice for Kate Puzey

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My foreign staffer friend on Capitol Hill forwarded an email to me yesterday, which details a petition seeking justice for slain Peace Corps volunteer, Kate Puzey. Most people I know in the PCV and RPCV community are familiar with Kate’s case. It was highly relevant to my own Peace Corps service in China, which began… Read More ›

Travel☼ »

The Security Manifesto of Schiphol

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I remember the first time I returned to my hometown after spending my first year abroad. My connecting flight was routed through Schiphol airport in Amsterdam, and the incredible security measures at LAX were so surprising I remember them every time I fly back to the US. Drug detecting dogs descended on the line of weary passengers…. Read More ›

Culture☼ »

Parklets: A Continuation of Coffee shop Culture

(0) Photo courtesy of the Boston Globe (2013)

In 2012, the city of Boston started a new experiment with urban space by way of the parklet. The size of a mere few former parking spaces on the side of a road or near full sized parks, these phenomena include artistically designed seating arrangements to encourage conversation and friendly gatherings – without requiring its… Read More ›

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