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Sustainability December 03, 2019
Meeting sustainable development goals by gaining electricity access in poor countries
Until the fossil-fuel age started about 200 years ago, most people lived a bare existence; vulnerable to the whims of nature’s cycles. Beginning with the industrial revolution, but accelerating dramatically after World War II, the extraction and burning of fossil fuels for industry, heating, electricity and other applications helped raise people’s standard of living.
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Human Rights November 22, 2019
So you want to be an autocrat? Here’s the 10-point checklist
Scholars say countries across the globe are experiencing a rise in autocratic rule, with declines in democratic ideals and practice. Compared to traditional autocrats, today's would-be autocratic leaders are smarter, more resilient and can adjust their methods to take account of new developments, like modern technologies and a globalized economy. The following list contains some of the newest tactics used by would-be authoritarians.
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Law November 21, 2019
The Trials You Can't Prepare For
Shannon Villalba '10 went from artist to litigator but found her toughest challenge outside the courtroom.
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President November 18, 2019
Raising the Bar — and Passing It

“You cannot predict the future, but you can create it,” management consultant Peter Drucker once wrote. Dean Andy Strauss and faculty in the School of Law are quietly reinventing legal education, abandoning what has long been a cookie-cutter approach to educating lawyers and teaching the law.

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Human Rights November 08, 2019
Reimagining Social Justice through the #BlackLivesMatter Movement

Jameela Henderson and Davis Schwartz, third-year students in the University of Dayton School of Law, share their takeaways from Opal Tometi’s keynote presentation on the Black Lives Matter Movement at the Social Practice of Human Rights Conference (SPHR) 2019. 

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Human Rights October 31, 2019
Seeking to Restore Human Dignity on US-Mexico Border
Alysa Medina, a University of Dayton third-year law student, attended the Human Rights in Central America panel at SPHR 2019. She shares her takeaways from the panelists’ conversation concerning the humanitarian crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border.
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Human Rights October 24, 2019
Syrian refugees in Turkey are there to stay, at least for now
Almost 4 million Syrian refugees live in Turkey, which has taken noteworthy steps to integrate them into the country in the past five years. Will Turkey now try to force those refugees back to Syria?
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Sustainability October 04, 2019
Panel to discuss 'Breaking Down Silos' regarding climate change

University of Dayton faculty from several disciplines will discuss “Breaking Down Silos” during Global Climate Change Week. The event, which is open to the public and the University community, is from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, in the Sears Recital Hall inside the Jesse Philips Humanities Center.

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Human Rights September 25, 2019
Trump scorns United Nations as tensions with Iran flare over Saudi oil attacks
Trump addresses Iran in his recent speech to the UN General Assembly, but his lack of a call for a response to recent attacks breaks with presidential history. This article was originally published on The Conversation.
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Sustainability September 23, 2019
Students call for personal action during climate strike

Organizers of the on-campus event to observe the Global Climate Strike Sept. 20 wanted their chants and written messages to turn into personal and transformative action. “We aren’t just here holding up signs. We aren’t here just telling stories,” said organizer Jared Marsh, who is pursuing a bachelor's degree in human rights studies. “We’re here to start taking pledges, commitments, start making the change.”

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