Two years ago yesterday, a young man wore his sweatshirt the “wrong” way in a society that wasn’t ready for him to hide the scars it had put on his back behind a hoodie, Arizona Iced Tea, and audacity to stand up for his right to exist. We’ve heard this story a few times now,
Author: Michael Miller
Michael Miller is a Northwestern University undergraduate currently working in NYC urban healthcare and health policy with the goal of making it more suitable to the wellbeing of NYC’s most impoverished communities. In the past he has worked on health development in Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Peru and the Blackfeet Native American Reservation, as well as with various non-profit organizations around the US. In his free time, he loves to hike, attempt to play basketball and read.
If the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) was theatre, it would have to be written by Shakespeare, strictly for the sheer range of human emotion and vitriol it has evoked. From the time it was conceived to the most recent State of the Union, the PPACA has consumed the national consciousness and added
The Millennium Development Goals definitely sound good. There are few things as inspiring as a global pledge to halve world poverty or universalize primary education, but unfortunately development progress is not measured by the content of our promises. It is measured by the content of our deliverables and, equally important yet much less discussed, how
If you’ve spent time in the field of global health, you’ve probably been asked the question, “Why focus your time internationally, when there is so much need here at home?” While it is an interesting and certainly important question, I think it rests on an assumption that is fundamentally flawed. Quite simply, the question creates
It takes all of one day of field work in Sub-Saharan Africa to realize that the culture surrounding development is a real problem. No matter how old you are, how qualified or unqualified you are, your status as somebody from the Global North guarantees you a seat at the table, and when you talk, people