When the Indian pharmaceutical company Cipla announced last month that it would cut the cost of three drugs used to treat cancers – one used for lung cancer and two for breast cancer – people around the world responded. Some of the most lengthy conversations took place on the news commenting site Reddit, including a […]
This is a work in progress, but I’ve begun tagging blog posts based on what part of the world I’m writing about. (Sometimes I’ve written from these places, sometimes not.) [gmap marker_query=”numberposts=-1″]
Here’s how classes work: Holakou Rahmanian turns on his computer early in the morning or late at night. He goes to a website whose address is known only to students, faculty and administrators of his university. Sometimes he’s in his pajamas when he logs in. Sometimes, he guesses, his professors are also in their pajamas. […]
I have made many appearances at events, on podcasts and radio shows. Here are some highlights from past events: Mentor: Missing Voices Hackathon at West Virginia University Oct. 2018 Presented on revenue and stakeholders in the media and led student group to creating a beta calendar for inclusivity in newsrooms Editor/Mentor: NextGenRadio 2016, 2017, 2018 Editor […]
Marwa Atik needs five pieces of trim, the kind embellished with pearls and black jewels. At a store in downtown L.A.’s Fashion District, boxes of trimmings line the walls from floor to ceiling, but Atik scans quickly and zeroes in on what she wants. At her direction, a clerk climbs a tall, wooden ladder and […]
I’m writing from my last day at THATCamp Prime at George Mason University. THAT stands for “The Humanities and Technology” — it’s really great unconference for digitally-interested scholars who are trying all sorts of great things to share, teach and engage people in their work. I came here looking for ideas for Asia Beat, both […]
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Alanna Shaikh has spent about ten years working in international development. Originally from Syracuse, New York, she works on global health, aid programs and policy, most currently for an international aid project in Tajikistan. Shaikh blogs for AidWatch, End the Neglect, UN Dispatch, and her fascinating and candid personal blog, Blood and Milk. She speaks […]