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Nola’s Journey: What It’s Like to Flee Your Home

It’s terrifying and painful to imagine our neighborhoods and communities turning into areas where kidnappings, rapes, and looting are a constant threat. However, this scenario became a reality for Nola. Nola recounted to Medical Teams International a glimpse into what forced her to flee her home in South Sudan, “Soldiers wait outside your house leaning on a tree, and then when you go out to use the bathroom they take you away.” Nola knew her family had to escape to Uganda.

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YPIN Global Cafe: Social Media and Global Relations

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On Tuesday, July 26 at Rendezvous in Belltown, young professionals gathered to discuss the impact of social media in their lives as well as its impact on global relations. Attendees wrestled with questions of how social media is affecting media, politics and security, with a few lighter moments touching on Pokémon Go and Tinder. The discussion was part of YPIN’s Global Cafe Series. YPIN is the World Affairs Council’s Young Professionals International Network and its Global Cafe Series was created to engage participants in critical discussions about today’s leading global challenges. Read More

Navigating the Jungle Gym of a Career in International Development

By Annelise Matsuo, Membership & Events Intern, Global Washington

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On July 20, 2016, Global Washington partnered with Landesa to lead a panel discussion on careers in international development, hosted at the PATH headquarters in Seattle. The discussion was moderated by Global Washington’s Executive Director, Kristen Dailey, and included Radha Friedman, Michele Frix, and Rebecca Okelo, three young professionals who have already made significant contributions to the vibrant international development community in Washington state. Friedman currently serves as Director of Programs at World Justice Project, Michele Frix is Chief of Staff at the Seattle Foundation, and Rebecca Okelo is founder and Executive Director of MED25 International. Read More