Barefoot Global Health Diplomacy

Barefoot Global Health Diplomacy
Author: Sebastian Kevany
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2020-11-26
ISBN 10: 0128186828
ISBN 13: 9780128186824
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Barefoot Global Health Diplomacy Book Review:

Barefoot Global Health Diplomacy: Field Experiences in International Relations, Security, and Public Health Epidemics fills real-world gaps in training for those destined to work on health and health systems in challenging, resource-deprived environments. Key topics include global health programs and individual adaptability for developing country settings, the interface between different actors in the global health diplomacy realm (e.g. ambassadors, embassies and the military), the ethical and economic implications of global health diplomacy at the service delivery level, the definition and illustration of the ‘smart global health’ paradigm, and the essential elements for individuals and organizations to design and deliver advances in international relations and altruism. This book provides an accessible, practical resource on advanced aspects of global health program design and delivery for global health practitioners and other international staff working on public health initiatives and programs in developing countries. Offers an innovative, accessible field guide for global health workers in diplomatic aspects of their work Provides helpful insight on how to resolve ethical dilemmas in global health (e.g. resource allocation decisions) Maintains a high level of focus on advanced aspects of global health program design and delivery

Global Health Diplomacy

Global Health Diplomacy
Author: Ilona Kickbusch,Graham Lister,Michaela Told,Nick Drager
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 372
Release: 2015-01-28
ISBN 10: 9781489993717
ISBN 13: 1489993711
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Health Diplomacy Book Review:

The world’s problems are indeed world problems: social and environmental crises, global trade and politics, and major epidemics are making public health a pressing global concern. From this constantly changing scenario, global health diplomacy has evolved, at the intersection of public health, international relations, law, economics, and management—a new discipline with transformative potential. Global Health Diplomacy situates this concept firmly within the human rights dialogue and provides a solid framework for understanding global health issues and their negotiation. This up-to-the-minute guide sets out defining principles and the current agenda of the field, and examines key relationships such as between trade and health diplomacy, and between global health and environmental issues. The processes of global governance are detailed as the UN, WHO, and other multinational actors work to address health inequalities among the world’s peoples. And to ensure maximum usefulness, the text includes plentiful examples, discussion questions, reading lists, and a glossary. Featured topics include: The legal basis of global health agreements and negotiations. Global public goods as a foundation for global health diplomacy. Global health: a human security perspective. Health issues and foreign policy at the UN. National strategies for global health. South-south cooperation and other new models of development. A volume of immediate utility with a potent vision for the future, Global Health Diplomacy is an essential text for public health experts and diplomats as well as schools of public health and international affairs.

The Barefoot Lawyer

The Barefoot Lawyer
Author: Chen Guangcheng
Publsiher: Penguin Canada
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2015-03-10
ISBN 10: 0143191969
ISBN 13: 9780143191964
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Barefoot Lawyer Book Review:

It was like a scene out of a thriller: one night in April 2012, China’s most famous political activist—a blind, self-taught lawyer—climbed over the wall of his heavily guarded home and escaped. For days, his whereabouts remained unknown; after he turned up at the American embassy in Beijing, a furious round of high-level negotiations finally led to his release and a new life in the United States. Chen Guangcheng is a unique figure on the world stage, but his story is even more remarkable than we knew. The son of a poor farmer in rural China, blinded by illness when he was an infant, Chen was fortunate to survive a difficult childhood. But despite his disability, he was determined to educate himself and fight for the rights of his country’s poor, especially a legion of women who had endured forced sterilizations under the hated “one child” policy. Repeatedly harassed, beaten, and imprisoned by Chinese authorities, Chen was ultimately placed under house arrest. After a year of fruitless protest and increasing danger, he evaded his captors and fled to freedom. Both a riveting memoir and a revealing portrait of modern China, this passionate book tells the story of a man who has never accepted limits and always believed in the power of the human spirit to overcome any obstacle.

The Changing Landscape of Global Health Diplomacy

The Changing Landscape of Global Health Diplomacy
Author: Katherine E. Bliss
Publsiher: Center for Strategic & International Studies
Total Pages: 88
Release: 2013-05-08
ISBN 10: 1442224843
ISBN 13: 9781442224841
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Changing Landscape of Global Health Diplomacy Book Review:

In late 2012, the CSIS Global Health Policy Center organized a working group to analyze the opportunities for global health diplomacy in Barack Obama’s second term. This volume presents those analyses. Taken together, the studies show that the world of global health diplomacy is quite dynamic at the moment, with new partners setting trends while traditional actors are reconfiguring their views and practices.

Barefoot to Palestine

Barefoot to Palestine
Author: krause
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2017-07-05
ISBN 10: 9780980021066
ISBN 13: 0980021065
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Barefoot to Palestine Book Review:

Cassie Komsky, a widow, leaves her home in Manasquan, NJ for a mid-year teaching job on the other side of the state, hoping to finally put behind cataclysmic memories of her husband, Brian, a Marine, who was blown apart when the Marine barracks in Lebanon were bombed.Her first day of class, she comes face to face with Samir, a student who has not spoken since his first day in September. Through Guidance, Cassie learns her life and Samir's are inextricably linked - his parents were killed when the U.S. Embassy in Lebanon was bombed.As she teaches Shakespeare's plays, "Hamlet" and "Othello," the themes of love and hatred, trust and betrayal, leap off the pages into Cassie's and Samir's lives, destroying the new life Cassie had hoped to find and destroying the beauty and love Samir finds with Rachel.Hatred and devastation not only destroyed their lives through wars, hatred, and conquest in the Middle East, but have transported themselves to this sleepy little suburb near Princeton, to destroy their lives here as well."Barefoot to Palestine" is a tragedy of epic proportions. Historical fiction set in 1987, it defies setting; it defies time, and shows how the universality of man's darker side manifests itself in anyone who lets jealousy and hatred transcend love and humanity.

The Global Investigative Journalism Casebook

The Global Investigative Journalism Casebook
Author: Mark Hunter
Publsiher: UNESCO
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 9230010898
ISBN 13: 9789230010898
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Global Health Watch 5

Global Health Watch 5
Author: People's Health Movement,Medact,Third World Network,Health Poverty Action,Medico International,Asociación Latinoamericana de Medicina Social
Publsiher: Zed Books Ltd.
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2017-12-15
ISBN 10: 1786992264
ISBN 13: 9781786992260
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Health Watch 5 Book Review:

For over a decade, Global Health Watch has been the definitive source for alternative analysis on health. This new edition addresses the key challenges facing governments and health practitioners today, within the context of rapid shifts in global governance mechanisms and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Like its predecessors, it challenges conventional wisdom while pioneering innovative new approaches to the field. Collaboratively written by academics and activists drawn from a variety of movements, research institutions and civil society groups, it covers some of the most pressing issues in world health, from the resurgence of epidemic diseases such as Ebola to the crisis in the WHO, climate change and the ‘war on drugs’. Combining rigorous analysis with practical policy suggestions, Global Health Watch 5 offers an accessible and compelling case for a radical new approach to health and healthcare across the world.

Banana George

Banana George
Author: Karen Putz
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 210
Release: 2018-04-24
ISBN 10: 9781683507857
ISBN 13: 1683507851
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Cold War Germany the Third World and the Global Humanitarian Regime

Cold War Germany  the Third World  and the Global Humanitarian Regime
Author: Young-sun Hong
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 439
Release: 2015-03-05
ISBN 10: 1107095573
ISBN 13: 9781107095571
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cold War Germany the Third World and the Global Humanitarian Regime Book Review:

This book examines global humanitarian efforts involving the two German states and Third World liberation movements during the Cold War.

Mary Slessor

Mary Slessor
Author: Elizabeth Robertson
Publsiher: Scots Lives
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2017-04-13
ISBN 10: 9781905267866
ISBN 13: 190526786X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Road Not Taken Edward Lansdale and the American Tragedy in Vietnam

The Road Not Taken  Edward Lansdale and the American Tragedy in Vietnam
Author: Max Boot
Publsiher: Liveright Publishing
Total Pages: 784
Release: 2018-01-09
ISBN 10: 0871409437
ISBN 13: 9780871409430
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Road Not Taken Edward Lansdale and the American Tragedy in Vietnam Book Review:

Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize (Biography) A New York Times bestseller, this “epic and elegant” biography (Wall Street Journal) profoundly recasts our understanding of the Vietnam War. Praised as a “superb scholarly achievement” (Foreign Policy), The Road Not Taken confirms Max Boot’s role as a “master chronicler” (Washington Times) of American military affairs. Through dozens of interviews and never-before-seen documents, Boot rescues Edward Lansdale (1908–1987) from historical ignominy to “restore a sense of proportion” to this “political Svengali, or ‘Lawrence of Asia’ ”(The New Yorker). Boot demonstrates how Lansdale, the man said to be the fictional model for Graham Greene’s The Quiet American, pioneered a “hearts and minds” diplomacy, first in the Philippines and then in Vietnam. Bringing a tragic complexity to Lansdale and a nuanced analysis to his visionary foreign policy, Boot suggests Vietnam could have been different had we only listened. With contemporary reverberations in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Syria, The Road Not Taken is a “judicious and absorbing” (New York Times Book Review) biography of lasting historical consequence.

Climbing the Mountain Barefoot With Jesus

Climbing the Mountain Barefoot With Jesus
Author: Kathlene Haskins
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 263
Release: 2019-10-18
ISBN 10: 9781691425754
ISBN 13: 1691425753
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Climbing the Mountain Barefoot With Jesus Book Review:

Volume 1 of the Barefoot With Jesus Trilogy is inspired by a true story. Abbey, an art student, dreams of a supernatural encounter with our Lord while unconscious from a car accident. Experience a personal relationship with Jesus and see biblical truth within this third edition of the 2007 novel. This newly edited text is easier to read without additional Scripture. Bible verses are between chapters and as Jesus teaches. The cover is redesigned with an illuminated Adirondacks summit profile photo of Rocky Mountain in Inlet, New York. This is a living testimony for everyone: Christians and all believers, and those who have no particular faith. Listen to Jesus as He speaks clearly to the heart of every dearly loved Reader. He is waiting with open arms. Are you ready?


Author: Roberto Saviano
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2015-07-14
ISBN 10: 1101614838
ISBN 13: 9781101614839
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

ZeroZeroZero Book Review:

“Zero zero zero” flour is the finest, whitest available. “Zero zero zero” is also the nickname among narcotraffickers for the purest, highest quality cocaine on the market. And it is the title of Roberto Saviano’s unforgettable exploration of how the cocaine trade knits the world into its dark economy and imposes its own vicious rules and moral codes on its armies and, through them, on us all. Saviano’s Gomorrah, his explosive account of the Neapolitan mob, the Camorra, was a worldwide publishing sensation. It struck such a nerve with the Camorra that Saviano has lived with twenty-four hour police protection in the shadow of death threats for more than seven years. During this time he has become intimate with law enforcement agencies around the world. Saviano has broadened his perspective to take in the entire global “corporate” entity that is the drug trade in cooperation with law enforcement officials, who have fed him information and sources and used him to guide their own thinking and tactics. Saviano has used this extraordinary access to feed his own groundbreaking reportage. The result is a truly amazing and harrowing synthesis of intimate literary narrative and geopolitical analysis of one of the most powerful dark forces in the global economy. In Zero Zero Zero, Saviano tracks the shift in the cocaine trade’s axis of power, from Colombia to Mexico, and relates how the Latin American cartels and gangs have forged alliances, first with the Italian crime syndicates, then with the Russians, Africans, and others. On the one hand, he charts an astonishing increase in sophistication and diversification as these criminal entities diversify into many other products and markets. On the other, he reveals the threat of violence to protect and extend power and how the nature of the violence has grown steadily more appalling. Saviano is a journalist of rare courage and a thinker of impressive intellectual depth and moral imagination, able to see the connections between far-flung phenomena and bind them into a single epic story. Most drug-war narratives feel safely removed from our own lives; Saviano offers no such comfort. As heart racing as it is heady, Zero Zero Zero is a fusion of a variety of disparate genres into a brilliant new form that can only be called Savianoesque.

Saint Leibowitz and the Wild Horse Woman

Saint Leibowitz and the Wild Horse Woman
Author: Walter M. Miller, Jr.
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 434
Release: 1999-03-31
ISBN 10: 0553380796
ISBN 13: 9780553380798
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Saint Leibowitz and the Wild Horse Woman Book Review:

The sequel to "A Canticle for Leibowitz" continues its chronicle of life in America after World War III, in a tale of the survival of the human spirit.

Hiroshima in History and Memory

Hiroshima in History and Memory
Author: Michael J Hogan,Michael J. Hogan
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 238
Release: 1996-03-29
ISBN 10: 9780521566827
ISBN 13: 0521566827
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hiroshima in History and Memory Book Review:

This collection of essays surveys the Hiroshima story.

Reaching for the Moon

Reaching for the Moon
Author: Katherine Johnson
Publsiher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2020-05-05
ISBN 10: 1534440844
ISBN 13: 9781534440845
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reaching for the Moon Book Review:

“This rich volume is a national treasure.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) “Captivating, informative, and inspiring…Easy to follow and hard to put down.” —School Library Journal (starred review) The inspiring autobiography of NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson, who helped launch Apollo 11. As a young girl, Katherine Johnson showed an exceptional aptitude for math. In school she quickly skipped ahead several grades and was soon studying complex equations with the support of a professor who saw great promise in her. But ability and opportunity did not always go hand in hand. As an African American and a girl growing up in an era of brutal racism and sexism, Katherine faced daily challenges. Still, she lived her life with her father’s words in mind: “You are no better than anyone else, and nobody else is better than you.” In the early 1950s, Katherine was thrilled to join the organization that would become NASA. She worked on many of NASA’s biggest projects including the Apollo 11 mission that landed the first men on the moon. Katherine Johnson’s story was made famous in the bestselling book and Oscar-nominated film Hidden Figures. Now in Reaching for the Moon she tells her own story for the first time, in a lively autobiography that will inspire young readers everywhere.

It Doesn t Have to Be That Way

It Doesn t Have to Be That Way
Author: Laura A. Wasser
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2013-10-01
ISBN 10: 1250029775
ISBN 13: 9781250029775
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

It Doesn t Have to Be That Way Book Review:

Maria Shriver, Kim Kardashian, Stevie Wonder, Britney Spears . . . Who do they have in common? Top LA divorce lawyer Laura Wasser. If anyone ever had a platform to write a how to divorce book for today's generation, it's Laura Wasser. She has been practicing in her field for nearly twenty years, represented many of the country's top celebrities and has been celebrated for her unique style, her empathy and her expertise. Wasser's personal and professional life have been profiled by publications like the Los Angeles Times, Vogue and Interview. Most important, her approach and advice is different from almost any other and she articulates it in a simple manner. Laura Wasser addresses an entire generation who want—and need—to handle their breakups differently. It's no secret that the divorce rate in America is more than half the marriage rate. Yet the means for dissolving a relationship often seem hopelessly mired in an outdated perception of how it's supposed to be done. Wasser acknowledges that this generation's realities have evolved greatly since the previous generation's in almost every way, and that they want to get divorced cheaply and efficiently and maintain control of the process themselves. The daughter and partner of a prominent Los Angeles Family Law attorney, she has a deep history in the field, and she knows the available roads to uncontested resolution like nobody else. At times psychologist, at times strategist, and distinctly of this generation, Laura and her book will offer readers safer passage through what can be a devastating time, emotionally and financially.

Connecting ICTs to Development

Connecting ICTs to Development
Author: Laurent Elder,Heloise Emdon,Richard Fuchs,Ben Petrazzini
Publsiher: Anthem Press
Total Pages: 298
Release: 2013-12-01
ISBN 10: 0857281240
ISBN 13: 9780857281241
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Connecting ICTs to Development Book Review:

Over the past two decades, projects supported by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) have critically examined the ways in which information and communications technologies (ICTs) can be used to improve learning, empower the disenfranchised, generate income opportunities for the poor, and facilitate access to healthcare in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. Considering that most development institutions and governments are currently attempting to integrate ICTs into their practices, it is an opportune time to reflect on the research findings that have emerged from IDRC’s work and research in this area. “Connecting ICTs to Development” discusses programmatic investments made by IDRC in a wide variety of areas related to ICTs, including infrastructure, access, regulations, health, governance, education, livelihoods, social inclusion, technical innovation, intellectual property rights and evaluation. Each chapter in this book analyzes the ways in which research findings from IDRC-supported projects have contributed to an evolution of thinking, and discusses successes and challenges in using ICTs as tools to address development issues. The volume also presents key lessons learned from ICT4D programming and recommendations for future work.

His Very Best

His Very Best
Author: Jonathan Alter
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 800
Release: 2020-09-29
ISBN 10: 1501125559
ISBN 13: 9781501125553
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

His Very Best Book Review:

From one of America’s most-respected journalists and modern historians comes the first full-length biography of Jimmy Carter, the thirty-ninth president of the United States and Nobel Prize–winning humanitarian. Jonathan Alter tells the epic story of an enigmatic man of faith and his improbable journey from barefoot boy to global icon. Alter paints an intimate and surprising portrait of the only president since Thomas Jefferson who can fairly be called a Renaissance Man, a complex figure—ridiculed and later revered—with a piercing intelligence, prickly intensity, and biting wit beneath the patented smile. Here is a moral exemplar for our times, a flawed but underrated president of decency and vision who was committed to telling the truth to the American people. Growing up in one of the meanest counties in the Jim Crow South, Carter is the only American president who essentially lived in three centuries: his early life on the farm in the 1920s without electricity or running water might as well have been in the nineteenth; his presidency put him at the center of major events in the twentieth; and his efforts on conflict resolution and global health set him on the cutting edge of the challenges of the twenty-first. Drawing on fresh archival material and five years of extensive access to Carter and his entire family, Alter traces how he evolved from a timid, bookish child—raised mostly by a black woman farmhand—into an ambitious naval nuclear engineer writing passionate, never-before-published love letters from sea to his wife and full partner, Rosalynn; a peanut farmer and civic leader whose guilt over staying silent during the civil rights movement and not confronting the white terrorism around him helped power his quest for racial justice at home and abroad; an obscure, born-again governor whose brilliant 1976 campaign demolished the racist wing of the Democratic Party and took him from zero percent to the presidency; a stubborn outsider who failed politically amid the bad economy of the 1970s and the seizure of American hostages in Iran but succeeded in engineering peace between Israel and Egypt, amassing a historic environmental record, moving the government from tokenism to diversity, setting a new global standard for human rights, and normalizing relations with China among other unheralded and far-sighted achievements. After leaving office, Carter eradicated diseases, built houses for the poor, and taught Sunday school into his mid-nineties. This engrossing, monumental biography will change our understanding of perhaps the most misunderstood president in American history.

Global Communications International Affairs and the Media Since 1945

Global Communications  International Affairs and the Media Since 1945
Author: Philip Taylor
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2002-11-01
ISBN 10: 1134818068
ISBN 13: 9781134818068
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Communications International Affairs and the Media Since 1945 Book Review:

In Global Communications, International Affairs and the Media since 1945 , Philip M. Taylor traces the increased involvement of the media in issues of peace and especially war from the nineteenth century to the present day. He analyzes the nature, role and impact of communications within the international arena since 1945 and how communications interacts with foreign policy in practice rather than in theory. Using studies which include the Gul War and Vietnam, Taylor details the contemporary problems reporting while at the same time providing a comprehensive historical context.