Jessica A. Pham
Jessica A. Pham
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Will 2013 Be a Banner Year For Gender Equality Around the World?

Citizens around the world have been actively mobilizing for progress on gender equality. But will governments take more strident steps to close the gender gap?

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Nelson Mandela Day 2012: Why Mandela Fought for South Africa Freedom

A beloved and respected leader of South Africa and of the world, a man who represents the best in all of us, Nelson Mandela celebrates his 94th birthday Wednesday.
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Rwanda, South Sudan and the 7 African Conflicts Every American Should Know About

As numerous conflicts rage on throughout the African continent, Americans must be aware of how these seemingly faraway problems can affect international stability.
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U.S. Must Abolish the Death Penalty Before Criticizing Others on Human Rights Record

In light of U.S. advocacy of human rights abroad, the country needs to abolish its own massive human rights violation at home -- the death penalty.

Why Octomom Nadya Suleman Filing For Bankruptcy is a Good Thing

Octomom filing for bankruptcy does not make her a bad person.
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On Vietnam War Anniversary, 3 Lessons For Afghanistan

The U.S. must learn from Vietnam as it draws its fight to an end in Afghanistan, and plan ahead for post-war rehabilitation and assistance.

Octomom Nadya Suleman and the Real Life Hunger Games

Vast criticism on Nadya "Octomom" Suleman's abilities to care for her children continue, but the public must commend her for the job she's done so far.
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3 Ways to Get a Job With a Humanities Degree

Three ways universities can strengthen programming for the humanities so that students in those majors may have better job prospects lined up for after graduation.
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Holocaust Remembrance Day: Time to Fight Genocide and Live Up to "Never Again"

The public should use Holocaust Remembrance Day to raise awareness of the various other ongoing atrocities raging in many regions of the world today.
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Melinda Gates Wants Birth Control to Be a Global Priority

Melinda Gates gave a TED Talk on women's access to birth control.
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A Gender Mystery: Why Do More Women Than Men Study Abroad in College?

Individual university surveys as well as nationwide surveys show that more college undergraduate women take advantage of study abroad opportunities than men.

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Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi Election Should Not Cause the US to Lift Economic Sanctions on Burma

The U.S. must not end economic sanctions against Myanmar, instead it should use them to pressure the country's government to end widespread human rights abuses.