What Modern Science Can Learn from Indigenous Knowledge

June 10, 2019

The assumption is that what works in wealthy countries can work anywhere. Advancements in the science of building design for earthquake resilience are enabling the development of high-rises and now “supertall” buildings in earthquake-prone areas like Japan. Design processes, scenario and...

Looking toward 2030: The Future of Aid

February 15, 2019

A decade until 2030 looks like a long time, but not when the world is faced with crises on multiple fronts that require sustained action. The world was intended to be a better place when the international community pledged commitment to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) after the...

Who Makes a Profit from Charity?

June 12, 2018

In the aftermath of the earthquake that devastated Haiti in 2010, a money game was played by all involved in the relief effort. I had begun my effort for duty free imports a week before with my first elucidation on the correlation of “dignity,” for adolescent boys who had so recently seen...

Bringing Health Care to India, One Family at a Time

January 25, 2017

An independent project is finding individual solutions to improve the lives of patients in rural India. Many people are aware of the rise of diabetes globally, as well as its increasing burden in terms of health complications and fatalities in South Asian countries. Hence, public health...

How One Couple Brought Health Care to Haiti

October 14, 2016

Amidst a doctors’ strike and a hurricane in Haiti, a story of one couple’s determination to bring health care to the island. In May 2016, when I heard the news of the doctors’ strike taking place in Haiti, my heart sank. Doctors, nurses and medical residents had been on strike since March...