After seeing the video, what do you think of the campaign to "make Kony famous"? Things that you might want to discuss or comment upon: What does the filmmaker use to get attention? How well does he explain the situation in Uganda? Is this an effective method of getting public and government action? What if this cause were not one that most people would support? In what way do you think the video could be changed or improved? What do you think the short term and long term impacts of this campaign will be?
Read any article in the newspaper Midan Masr and voice your opion
Read the article below. What did you expect Egypt would be like one year after the Revolution? Given what you have learned from our presentations, what do you think each of the Presidents of Egypt have done to create the situation that Egypt is currently in and what do you think the Muslim Brotherhood will contribute (if anything) in terms of changes and solutions?
Post a description of the topic you will be researching for your opinion/editorial article on a global environmental issue. You should try to avoid doing the same topic as another student, if possible
You will be working on a project to analyze the development issues facing the worlds least developed countries (LDCs). You may choose from any of the LDC's found on the United Nation's Human Development Index. Once someone has chosen, you cannot repeat the country. Check all blog entries before posting your choice!
The Millennium Development Goals (MDG) were created by the United Nations in 2000 to work towards the eradication of poverty by the year 2015. We are only a few years away from this target date but have not fully achieved these ambitious goals. I would like you to weigh in on these goals. Of the 8 MDGs, which three do you think are the most important ones to achieve in order to end poverty and why do you think that? Which ones do you believe can actually be achieved and which ones do you think are going to prove more difficult? What, if anything, do you think your country (whatever one you feel most affinity towards) could or should be doing to help achieve the goals? What, if anything, do you think you could do personally to end poverty by 2015?