Asia America Initiative http://www.asiaamerica.org Peace through Education, Community Building, and Economic Development. Wed, 10 Aug 2016 18:23:29 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://www.asiaamerica.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/cropped-asia-america-initiative-logo-32x32.jpg Asia America Initiative http://www.asiaamerica.org 32 32 The Strange Case of Joseph Kony and the Role of Trust in Development Work http://www.asiaamerica.org/2016/08/strange-case-joseph-kony-role-trust-development-work/ Tue, 02 Aug 2016 03:20:24 +0000 http://www.asiaamerica.org/?p=5267 When people work for or donate to NGOs, they often want to know what they can do to see if their actions are getting things done – that is, whether they can really trust the organization. That was certainly one of my concerns when I joined Asia America Initiative at the beginning of the summer. … Continue reading The Strange Case of Joseph Kony and the Role of Trust in Development Work

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Can Trauma be Passed from Parent to Child? http://www.asiaamerica.org/2016/07/can-trauma-passed-parent-child/ Tue, 19 Jul 2016 15:31:37 +0000 http://www.asiaamerica.org/?p=5195 Editor: Albert Santoli This psychological and genetic successive-generation trauma underscores the necessity of trauma counseling for children and adults in today’s conflict zones and also in each of our lives.  I believe it can be overcome by finding peace inside of ourselves and understanding our family and community histories. Faith, forgiveness and transformative lifestyles all … Continue reading Can Trauma be Passed from Parent to Child?

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What Can Intercultural Communication Do? King Philip’s War, Norman Borlaug and AAI http://www.asiaamerica.org/2016/07/can-intercultural-communication-king-philips-war-norman-borlaug-aai/ Tue, 19 Jul 2016 15:27:39 +0000 http://www.asiaamerica.org/?p=5191 What Can Intercultural Communication Do?: King Philip’s War, Norman Borlaug and AAI Asia-America Initiative’s approach may be considered a direct descendant of traditional American experiences in cooperating with native populations at home and overseas during periods of development and war. This is a uniquely American tradition which can be traced, in part, to the relationship … Continue reading What Can Intercultural Communication Do? King Philip’s War, Norman Borlaug and AAI

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Equal Opportunity for Muslim Girls http://www.asiaamerica.org/2016/07/equal-opportunity-muslim-girls/ Fri, 15 Jul 2016 03:31:36 +0000 http://www.asiaamerica.org/?p=5172 Editor: Jordan Cain A large percentage of the world’s Muslim women and girls are denied the opportunity to receive a quality education to progress their professional goals. The School of Nursing in Sulu State College in the Philippines, has provided an opportunity for livelihood and public service by women. Asia America Initiative’s program “Support 50 … Continue reading Equal Opportunity for Muslim Girls

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Culture of NGOs op-ed Guardian http://www.asiaamerica.org/2016/07/culture-ngos-op-ed-guardian/ Wed, 13 Jul 2016 18:35:35 +0000 http://www.asiaamerica.org/?p=5153 Editor: Albert Santoli “The number of people worldwide affected by humanitarian crises has more than doubled over the past decade. The frequency, scale, and severity of humanitarian crises are set to continue rising,” observes an op-ed by the UK International Development Committee Global Humanitarian System in the Guardian newspaper.  Many of these organizations are heavily funded … Continue reading Culture of NGOs op-ed Guardian

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The South China Sea Control Issue is Far From Resolve http://www.asiaamerica.org/2016/07/south-china-sea-control-issue-far-resolve/ Wed, 13 Jul 2016 18:29:53 +0000 http://www.asiaamerica.org/?p=5150 Editor: Albert Santoli The Hague International  Tribunal Ruling on Control of the South China Sea, stated, in part: “There was no legal basis for China to claim historic rights to resources within the sea areas falling within the self-proclaimed ‘nine-dash line.”   … the sea, is rich in energy, mineral and fishing resources. In addition $5 … Continue reading The South China Sea Control Issue is Far From Resolve

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China’s Claims on South China Sea Rejected by Hague Tribunal http://www.asiaamerica.org/2016/07/chinas-claims-south-china-sea-rejected-hague-tribunal/ Wed, 13 Jul 2016 18:05:53 +0000 http://www.asiaamerica.org/?p=5141 Editor: Albert Santoli More than simply an issue of the right of free passage in international waters, international law is being challenged by China’s rejection of the Hague International Court’s judgement on whether Beijing has legal ownership of the South China Sea. The court accepted all 15 provisions provided by the Philippines related to the … Continue reading China’s Claims on South China Sea Rejected by Hague Tribunal

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Analyst’s Murder Highlights Cambodian Misrule http://www.asiaamerica.org/2016/07/analysts-murder-highlights-cambodian-misrule/ Mon, 11 Jul 2016 15:12:18 +0000 http://www.asiaamerica.org/?p=5109 Editor: Albert Santoli Another hero of democracy shot dead in Cambodia. It is a tragic story of a place where a bloody dictatorship has been kept in power with unwitting assistance from international NGOs who wish to do good. They have been manipulated by the US State Department and other bureaucracies. Nate Thayer knows the story … Continue reading Analyst’s Murder Highlights Cambodian Misrule

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Baby Brielle Fundraising Campaign Reflection http://www.asiaamerica.org/2016/07/fundraising-campaign-reflection/ Mon, 04 Jul 2016 17:02:11 +0000 http://www.asiaamerica.org/?p=5055 My name is Katherine Phillips and I am an intern at Asia America Initiative. I am from Sumter, South Carolina and currently I attend Coastal Carolina University located in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. I am a Senior pursuing a Bachelors in Intelligence and National Security with a minor in Political Science. I study America’s government from different … Continue reading Baby Brielle Fundraising Campaign Reflection

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Baby Brielle Campaign Reflections http://www.asiaamerica.org/2016/07/campaign-reflections/ Mon, 04 Jul 2016 17:01:07 +0000 http://www.asiaamerica.org/?p=5053 The campaign that Asia America Initiative (AAI) ran for three-year “Baby Brielle,” was a learning experience for the entire AAI team. This fall, I will be a senior student at Boise State University pursuing my bachelor degree in Political Science with an emphasis in International Relations & Comparative Politics. For my major, I want to … Continue reading Baby Brielle Campaign Reflections

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