High school students discover power and self-interest at Model UN conference this weekend

High school students learned how to tackle the most troubling issues in the world today at the University of Denver Model UN Conference.  But more importantly, they had the chance to experience the dynamic power relationships between countries and self-interests.   Pressing issues such as Myanmar’s ethnic conflict and Venezuela’s drug trafficking occupied a a…

The “Champs-Élysées” of al Zaatari, the life of Syrians living after asylum – Manar Madane

Journalist Manar Madane reports on the development of the largest Syrian refugee camp in Jordan, al Zaatari. (Article and video by Manar Madane in Jordan, 31/12/2013. Translated from Arabic by Google) Try and to cope with reality – it is a picture full of movement and life and production of the camp Zaatari, depravity “Champs-Elysees” or…

Protesters refute humanitarian award to George W. Bush, despite aid in Africa (VIDEO)

Last Monday, about 100 protesters, mostly DU students and parts of the Denver community, gathered outside the Hyatt Regency in downtown Denver were the award ceremony was being held. Protesters came to show their disapproval of DU’s Korbel School of International Studies’ awarding an annual “Global Service” award to George Bush Jr. The award goes…