For Whom the Nobel Tolls: The People of Granizal

In our first blog post in this Post-Conflict Colombia & Public Health project series, we shared our hopes for a brighter future in 2016. While the year has indeed been a tumultuous one, in some parts of the world there have been bright spots. Just weeks ago, the Colombian Congress approved a revised peace accord … Continue reading For Whom the Nobel Tolls: The People of Granizal

Open Dialogue: A Civic Duty to Promote Public Health

Open dialogue is a cornerstone of building trust and understanding as it provides a platform to share perspectives, exchange ideas, and bridge differences. For Héctor Abad Gómez, a prominent Colombian medical doctor, university professor, and human rights activist, creating a space to expand Colombia’s political and social discourse beyond the dominant voices of his time, … Continue reading Open Dialogue: A Civic Duty to Promote Public Health

A Bridge To The World Will Keep America Afloat

A friend recently sent me a photo of a menu board in front of a London restaurant, but instead of a listing the daily specials, it read, “All Americans must be accompanied by an adult.” I’ve had my fair share of overseas friends share their disappointment and befuddlement with the American people and our recent … Continue reading A Bridge To The World Will Keep America Afloat

Lens On Social Justice Winner & Finalists

Our #LensOnSocialJustice campaign has wrapped up. We are thrilled that so many of you joined us and VII Photo in raising awareness of critical social issues affecting your communities and communities across the globe. With the growing speed and ease at which people can access the news, photojournalists play an increasingly important role in engaging … Continue reading Lens On Social Justice Winner & Finalists

Creating a Globally Minded World

I’m 25 years old and have already lived in 4 different countries: India, the Philippines, Uganda, and now the United States. My parents and older brother have collectively lived in at least 10 countries. The reason for this, as my mom told me, was to instill an open-minded attitude to all cultures. My mom believes … Continue reading Creating a Globally Minded World