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Maha Talaat
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I’m an international graduate student in the US, just like million other students who come from different countries to the US to pursue good education. As a major part of any good program, experience alongside studying or summer internships are highly encouraged. However, once these international students graduate, including myself... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2013 at International Development
We live in a world where we yelp everywhere we go before going to read crowd-sourced reviews on various businesses. Although we go online to find movie reviews, restaurant reviews, and even nail salons reviews until recently there was no way we can find reviews on non-profits and charities. There... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2013 at International Development
Earlier this month I attended a workshop called New Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and Children and Youth on the Move that gathered many organizations and individuals that are interested in both ICTs and migration, especially children and youth migration. One particular presentation that was very interesting was on “Big... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2013 at International Development
Open source systems proved to have many advantages in recent years, not only for the private sector but also for the world of international development. The main advantage for open source systems is that it’s cost effective, especially in developing countries. One of the free open source software systems that... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2013 at International Development
Many Republican Senators have been publicly criticizing the Obama administration on the huge number of aid sent to countries in the Middle East. The Washington Times polled people online on September 13th after the attack on American embassies asking “Do you think the U.S. should stop giving foreign aid to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2013 at International Development
After taking a close look on what open government is, I couldn’t help but think what is the state of open government in my county, Egypt. One would think that especially after the revolution and the call for democracy that forced the previous president and the government to resign, open... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2013 at International Development
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Last week I had a chance to speak with Sanjay Patel, the Founder of Perpetuating a mobile and web app strategy and development, user experience and design firm. Most recently, Sanjay has helped launch Perpetuating Ventures, which has sponsored a number of investments in enterprise and consumer technology, within the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2013 at International Development
Russia seems to have a comprehensive yet too wishful open government plan. I will be focusing on the implementation of the plan for corruption reduction. The Russian government is attempting to reduce corruption through this plan even when the statistics on Russia demonstrate that it is one of the most... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2013 at International Development
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