On New Year’s Day I decided that I would be in Paris this December for COP21. I didn’t know what I would be doing there, whether I would be inside the negotiating space or outside on the streets, but I figured I had 11 months to sort out the details. Little did I know…Read More
Another essay for How To Change The World - many have reported on the difficulty of getting people to focus on climate change because it’s such a long-term problem. For this piece I described two techniques I have found useful in getting people to either change the pattern of their own energy consumption or to advocate for public policies that address environmental threats.
For an additional assignment, I used photos and sound recordings from my recent experiences at the climate marches in New York City to create a small video for those who weren't there: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NcmLdJNMGxURead More
Jim Kim, president of the World Bank Group, ascribed much of the success of the fight against HIV/AIDs to a political movement that pushed powerful groups to deal with this health crisis. For this essay we were asked to describe at least two other examples in which political or social mobilization has had an important impact on fighting disease.Read More
The final essay I wrote for How To Change The World. We were asked to describe at least two examples from different parts of the world in which building capacity for women and girls has turned out to be an effective strategy of enhancing health and well-being for a society more generally.Read More
While enrolled in "How To Change The World" at Wesleyan University, we were asked to write a number of short essays on topics such as Common Goods, Climate Change, Women's Empowerment, Global Disease and Poverty - so I thought I'd share some of them here.Read More