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  • War and the Resulting Collapse of Education in Yemen
    By Payton Bruni   Thunderstorms and rain were a nightly occurrence around Shahed Al-Kibsi’s house. Al-Kibsi, a student living in Yemen’s capital city Sana’a, had grown accustomed to the booming thunder the storms would bring. So, when she woke up in the middle of the night to pouring rain and what she believed to be…
  • The Challenges And Hope Of World Press Freedom Day
    UNESCO's long fight for press freedom stretches from Accra to Portland, but a recent wave of anti-press attacks coming from governments has put the responsibilities and safety of reporters in a new light. Peter Laufer and Chris Chavez discuss what World Press Freedom Day means in a world increasingly hostile to a free press.
  • What's it Like to Work at UNESCO? With Olivia Sanchez
    UNESCO is a globe spanning, cross-cultural organization with outposts all over the world. But what's it like working there? University of Oregon Master's student Olivia Sanchez discusses her time working for UNESCO.
  • UNESCO Student Research Fellow Olivia Sanchez On Her Time in Paris
    The University of Oregon, in collaboration with UNESCO, sent Masters students to Paris to work on globe spanning projects. Olivia Sanchez was one of those students and, on her return to Eugene, discussed her work and time in France.
  • The Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission in Kenya
    University of Oregon doctoral candidate Irene Awino speaks on her experience and research on Kenya's Truth Justice and Reconciliation Commission after the violence surrounding the 2007 election.
  • UNESCO Student Research Fellow Ida Hardin in Paris
    The University of Oregon, in collaboration with UNESCO, has sent Masters students to Paris to work on globe spanning projects. Ida Hardin is one of those students and discusses her work and time in France with Peter Laufer.
  • UNESCO Student Research Fellow Olivia Sanchez in Paris
    The University of Oregon, in collaboration with UNESCO, has sent Masters students to Paris to work on globe spanning projects. Olivia Sanchez is one of those students and discusses her work and time in France with Peter Laufer.
  • UNESCO World Press Freedom Day in Ghana
    The last UNESCO World Press Freedom Day was held in Accra, Ghana. UNESCO research fellow Alec Cowan attended, reported and experienced the wide swath of stories with journalist from around the globe. Alec sits down with Peter Laufer and Chris Chavez to discuss his time in Ghana and his reflections on the free press. [gallery…