Issue 1, May 2008
|Sample Issue: The Situation in Sudan and the Crisis in Darfur|
The ongoing humanitarian and political crisis in Darfur, Sudan, is a complex narrative that touches on issues of race, religion, politics, economics, geography, climate, war, and human frailty. It does not exist in a vacuum, and must be viewed in the context of other national, regional, and international tensions. The story of Darfur is a tragedy, and the stakes are enormous worldwide.
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Letter from the Editors
This edition of the Monitor provides an in-depth analysis of the situation in Darfur placed in the larger context of Sudanese, African, and international political and economic realities. Sudan’s story is the coalescing of many stories and many histories, and that is what makes it so compelling and so tragic. Understanding these connections and intersections helps to frame solutions currently on the table. We will show you what different people think need to be done and why, presenting the challenges, and demonstrating how this complex conflict very much resides in the gray areas of our modern global moral and geostrategic mindset... Read more
Issue in Focus
The Issue in Focus provides a thorough examination of one region or topic of global importance gleaned from hundreds of sources. Includes historical context; multiple geographic, political, and cultural perspectives; overview of key internal, external, and international players; challenges; and potential next steps. May’s edition is on Darfur; China is the topic of the June edition. Upcoming topics will include Democracy in the World, Pakistan, International Development, Microfinance and more.
The Classroom Companion guide is designed for teachers and provides practical ways to integrate world affairs into curriculum. Includes leveled readings for your students on the topic and possible discussion questions; as well as general lesson ideas and specific curriculum resources for every discipline and alignments with national standards.
World Savvy Salon Guide
For the curious global citizen, we encourage you to use the Monitor to bring your co-workers, family, friends and neighbors together to discuss important world issues at the office or the dinner table. Think of the World Savvy Salon as the book club reinvented. The World Savvy Salon Guide outlines the benefits of starting a Salon and how to begin. Includes possible discussion questions to get the conversation rolling, as well a referrals of books, films, and web-based resources on the topic.
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