Author Archives: Jennifer Schneider

Borgen Project Hopes to End Extreme Poverty by 2030

By JENNIFER SCHNEIDER The waves lapped against the small fishing vessel in Dutch Harbor, Alaska. While the Internet connection glitched, a young Clint Borgen used the paychecks from his job on the fishing vessel to fund what would eventually become a national campaign that focuses U.S. political attention on extreme poverty around the globe. That was back in 2003, when

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Not That Kind of Feminist

By JENNIFER SCHNEIDER     “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world,” Nelson Mandela. I am an advocate for gender equality. I am also a feminist. Believe it or not, those are not contradictory sentiments. I believe men have the right to be vulnerable, while women have the right to be powerful. The Merriam-Webster dictionary

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An Overlooked Perspective of the Arab-Israeli Conflict

By JENNIFER SCHNEIDER     “If the Arabs put down their weapons today, there would be no more violence. If the Jews put down their weapons today, there would be no more Israel.” This famous quote, by current Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, sums up the Israeli-Arab conflict from the Jewish perspective, and it is seems to be true, as evidenced by recent

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