Their purpose is to limit the devastations of war
MSF strives to function efficiently and to minimize fundraising
85 cents out of every dollar goes to programs
MSF-USA was awarded an A rating from the American Institute of Philanthropy
FRESHMAN SEMINAR: POLITICS OF HUMANTIRIANISM IN AFRICA
3 Key Questions Driving Debates about Humanitarianism
1) What are its goals? What is the scope and time frame of its work?
-relief and nothing but relief? Economic development? Peace-building?
"Ease of Doing Business in Morocco." Doing Business Home. The World Bank. Web. 15 Feb.
-Morocco ranked 114th in doing business
-106th in enforcing contracts
-82nd in starting a business in
"Morocco Free Trade Agreement." Office of the United States Trade Representative. Executive
Office of the President of the United States. Web. 15 Feb. 2011.
The United States and Mor
This paper will attempt to evaluate the US-Morocco Free Trade Agreement that came into
effect on January 1st, 2006. The paper will start by looking at the Moroccan economy as a whole,
then look at US-Moroccan trade and the agreement, before finally evalua
Sen agrees with Sachs that market liberalization is not perfect and should not be the only
solution. Sen does see markets as a great tool because they produce wealth in the end and
freedom in the interim, but markets can fail because of
I spent this summer working at the Washington College of Law Center for Human Rights
and Humanitarian and learned a lot about human rights there. Modern human rights are not just
defined as political rights or certain security rights bu
In chapters 5-7, Easterly starts by criticizing and suggesting improvements for aid
bureaucracies in general and then goes onto specifically criticize the IMF and the international
response to the AIDS epidemic. His criticism of the aid
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I thought Sachss reading was interesting in its contrast to Moyo who was opposed to aid.
Sachs wanted to see more aid and that was his solution to development. He pointed to increased
investments in health, agricultura
An International Development Conference
In this section, Collier talked about different solutions to the traps he previously
mentioned. He first addressed the issue of aid and said aid contributed 1% annual economic
growth to the countries of the bottom b
I like Colliers empirical and economic analysis of different problems facing developing
nations. Of the different traps that he explained, I found the resource trap to be the most
interesting because it seemed the most avoidable and with the greatest pote
The reading proposed a lot of different solutions to African development besides the
current aid model including issuing debt, microfinance, increased intracontinental trade, direct
infrastructure investment, and less restrictive government policy. I thin
I. What Lies Ahead?
a. Lake feels somewhat at home in Jamaica after her years of research.
b. A part of Lakes background is Caribbean.
c. Her research began in 1983, and since she has formally interviewed over
c.i. Some women refused to be inte
I. Womens Containment within a Capitalist Political Economy
a. Lakes perspective draws on socialist and Black feminist ideologies.
b. Rastafarians have accepted the role of capitalism in their oppression.
c. In many Diaspora African communities, homosexua
I. Feminist Approaches What is Missing?
a. Feminist theorists from different schools of thought have different
paradigms by which to view sexual inequality.
b. Liberal feminists seek to work within the capitalist system to ameliorate
I. Rastafarian Women Literature
a. While much has been written about Rastafarianism, little has been written
about their women.
b. This text is based on more than 14 years of Jamaican Rastafarian research.
b.i. It correlates the subordination of Rastafari
I. Rastafarian Women and the Global Struggle for Liberation
a. Women have always been a threat to men since they can act
independently. Before bureaucracy, women were subordinated through
a.i. Today women are valued less than men economically
I. Christianity and Revivalist Religions
a. Some claim that religion has been used to mollify Africans while others
claim that it has been used as a catalyst for their fight for liberation.
a.i. These are both true.
b. Europeans wrote most of the accounts
I. Slavery and Rastas
a. Rastas grew out of a complex of slavery and slave resistance in Jamaica.
a.i. Beginning in the 16th century, Jamaica became a major slave depot
in the Caribbean.
a.ii. Beginning in 1517 Africans were brought to Jamaica to work as
I. Repatriation to Africa
a. The second most important tenet of RastafarI is that repatriation is
b. Many Rastas who repatriate take advantage of Selassies land grant to
b.i. Most live in Shashemene.
b.ii. They havent always
a. Few have elaborated on the recent tenet of Rastafarianism that states
women are subordinate to men.
b. This ideology exists, as Lake contends, because of the unwillingness of
men to relinquish their privilege and control over resource
I. Rasta Language (I-Man)
a. Many Rastas abstain from eating meat and have a language that integrates
specific Rasta elements into normal Jamaican speech.
b. Rastas add new prefixes to words, create new words, and give different
meanings to the existing l