Temperament plays an increasingly relevant role in the success or failure of a political office. Adena Eliasoph explores the media’s role in responsibly informing the public and the impact that ‘identity politics’ can have on global economies, civil society, and multilateralism.
Business as Usual: A Spotlight on Saudi Arabia’s Troubling Human Rights Record
Adena Eliasoph explores the new Canada-Saudi arms deal, and the potential issues associated with conducting business with a nation that maintains a disregard for human rights.
A Ticket Forward: The Transformative Power of Travel
Adena Eliasoph explores the extent to which the non-profit industry can capitalize on the process of globalization, and the social benefits that can be derived by cultivating and galvanizing a culture of globally minded travelers dedicated to paying it forward.
The Cold War’s Last Frontier: Where North Korea Meets South
Adena Eliasoph explores the history of rivalry on the Korean Peninsula, and the prospect of reunification following the 25th anniversary of the fall of communism in Europe. Adena shares a personal reflection and photos from her visit to the DMZ and Panmunjom in December 2014.
Failure to Launch: The Economic, Environmental and Social Implications of NASA’s Dwindling Budget
An exploration of the extent to which nationalistic competitive forces drive space exploration, and a critique of the lack of global political will necessary to foster the multilateral engagement required to drive advancement and scientific innovation.
The Heart of the Issue: How Non-Communicable Diseases are a Barrier to Development
In this analysis, Adena Eliasoph explores the heavy burden that non-communicable diseases (NCDs) impose on developing nations, and the extent to which these health issues impinge on the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
Medicine without Borders: The Globalization of Healthcare
Adena Eliasoph explores the topic of medical tourism and the impact it can have on economic/social growth, relationship building, increasing healthcare capacity and infrastructure development globally.
From Disaster to Diplomacy: How Tragedy Fosters New Forms of Multilateral Engagement
Adena Eliasoph discusses the role of middle power states in disaster management.
Making Cents: The Economic Costs of Gender Inequality
Adena Eliasoph discusses the effect of gender inequality on the global economy.
The Rule of Law: Holding the United States to a Global Standard of Justice
In this analysis of the U.S. global hegemony, Adena Eliasoph explores the motivations behind the U.S. withdrawal from the ICC.