Category Archives: Human Rights

wbopendata module for Stata

For those using World Bank data in Stata, here is a nice module that allows you to directly access much of the data directly through the Stata interface. http://data.worldbank.org/news/accessing-world-bank-open-data-in-stata Advertisements

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Researchers needed at IRC

I saw this on Chris Blattman’s blog today and thought I would pass it on.  International Rescue Committee needs two researchers on children’s education and violence against women and children.  The jobs are in New York and start in January.

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Omelicheva Research Luncheon – Friday, September 17

Dr. Mariya Omelicheva is the visiting speaker for this year’s first research luncheon on Friday, September 17. The title of her talk is “Terrorism is What States Make of It: Threat Construction and Counterterroism Responses in Central Asia.” The sign-up … Continue reading

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Obama’s “Triple Play” in the Middle East

                As the president kicks off a new round of peace talks between the Israelis and Palestinians, administration officials have voiced confidence of success in the Middle East that is borderline delusional. An article in yesterday’s New York Times highlights several … Continue reading

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Better human rights = more economic liberalization

That’s the conclusion of a new paper from Art Carden and Robert Lawson that got a link on Marginal Revolution today.  The paper is mostly a response to Naomi Klein’s 2007 book “The Shock Doctrine” in which she castigates neoliberal … Continue reading

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Text messaging fueling Nigerian ethnic violence

This one is for Jalele.  Via Chris Blattman.  See here.

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Courts as safeguards for democracy

From FP Passport, an interesting blog post about the role of lawyers and courts in promoting democracy and human rights in Nigeria.  It’s short and worth a read.

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