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Biosecurity and Biosafety: Perspectives from the Middle East and Africa

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Africa and the Middle East are not often in the news for advances in public health. Outbreaks of Ebola, MERS-CoV, and other infectious diseases often steal global headlines perpetuating a stereotype that misrepresents current efforts to improve human and animal health in these regions. One effort that we can consider is the work of biosafety organizations. There are an increasing number of...

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Infrastructure: It's More Than Roads and Bridges

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

The UN's International Day of Peace focuses on strengthening peace around the world. The theme for 2016 is “The Sustainable Development Goals: Building Blocks for Peace,” and one SDG in particular has some interesting applications for peace. The most common images that come to mind when thinking of infrastructure are roads, bridges, and buildings, but have these things made the...

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Women, Nukes, and Action Movies: How Hollywood Misrepresents Nonproliferation

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Nonproliferation is about more than men and action movies. Women deserve a place at the table.Burly action stars. That’s who I think about when I think about nonproliferation. Maybe it was all of the action movies I consumed as an adolescent. You know the ones where a dastardly rogue has the world one button-push away from nuclear winter while Arnold Schwarzenegger races against time...

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