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The Fight against Poverty: Humanitarian Idealism and the Elusive Quest for Development

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In the third post of a three-part series, Cilas Kemedjio takes on the continued…Continue

The Virgin Fallacy: From the Famine Cotton Board to the Millennium Village Project

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In Part One of a three-part series, co-editor Cilas Kemedjio takes on William Easterly's and Jeffrey Sach's crusade to spread…Continue

"Kenya vs. NGOs: Round 3?"

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In a new post for the CIHA Blog, co-editor Cecelia Lynch discusses the complicated role of NGOs in Kenya.Continue

 

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The Fight against Poverty: Humanitarian Idealism and the Elusive Quest for Development

In the third post of a three-part series, Cilas Kemedjio takes on the continued efforts of Jeffrey Sachs to create development nirvanas in Africa and elsewhere.See More
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Tanya Schwarz added a discussion to the group Critical Investigations into Humanitarianism in Africa
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In Memory of Professor Ivor Wilks (1928-2014)

Please see our retrospective, in honor of Ivor Wilks, presented by CIHA Blog co-editor, Akosua Adomako Ampofo.See More
Jan 7
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The Boons and Banes: The Slippery Slope from Humanitarian Drones to Dehumanizing Drones

The CIHA Blog's newest post tackles the issue of humanitarian drones in Kenya. Check it out!See More
Dec 19, 2014
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The Demise of “Invisible Children” or the Pitfalls of Trending Humanitarianism

Check out the CIHA Blog's latest contribution from co-editor Cilas Kemedjio on the closing of the humanitarian organization "Invisible Children."See More
Dec 18, 2014
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"Two Laws, Two Justices?" Reverberations from Ngugi wa Thiong'o and Micere Githae Mugo's 'The Trial of Dedan Kimathi'

Read the CIHA Blog's recent contribution by Ketu Katrak, providing her musings and insights on the recent production of the play "The Trial of Dedan Kimathi."See More
Dec 12, 2014
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International Aid: Western Paternalism or a Moral Imperative?

The most recent CIHA Blog post is contributed by our friend Nitish Peters, a development practitioner, who addresses the question of whether or not international aid organizations are necessary.See More
Dec 9, 2014
Tanya Schwarz added a discussion to the group Critical Investigations into Humanitarianism in Africa
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Stuck in a Moment You Can’t Get Out Of…. Band-Aid 2014’s Crumbs from Your Table

Check out The CIHA Blog's latest post on "aid pornography" and Band-Aid's newest Christmas video.See More
Nov 17, 2014
Tanya Schwarz added 2 discussions to the group Critical Investigations into Humanitarianism in Africa
Aug 19, 2013
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Grassroots Peacebuilding in (Eastern) DR Congo: Role of religion and local culture / Construire la paix à partir de la base (à l’Est) de la RD Congo: rôle de la religion et de la culture locale

Check out our latest post from Pyana Symphorien on alternative explanatory narratives for the current crisis in the DRC. The author argues that "Adopting a perspective that is less externally-driven and more enriched by local understandings, knowledge and…See More
Jul 31, 2013
Tanya Schwarz added 2 discussions to the group Critical Investigations into Humanitarianism in Africa
Jul 19, 2013
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Film Review: Does God Love Uganda?

Check out The CIHA Blog's latest post in which Akosua Adomako Ampofo provides a film review of "God Loves Uganda" - a new documentary on the work of American Christian missionaries in Africa.See More
Apr 15, 2013
Tanya Schwarz added 3 discussions to the group Critical Investigations into Humanitarianism in Africa
Dec 3, 2012
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In the News for October 16, 2012

Check out our latest "In the News" items featuring (1) an address given by acclaimed author and academic, Ngugi wa Thiong'o about the ongoing effects of colonization for African peoples, (2) Kelsey Norman's critiques of Western-centric perspectives of Muslim reactions to the film, Innocence of Muslims, and (3) Temi Odumosu's introduction to the EUROTAST project exploring the history and ongoing legacy of the…See More
Oct 16, 2012
Tanya Schwarz added 3 discussions to the group Critical Investigations into Humanitarianism in Africa
Oct 9, 2012
Tanya Schwarz and Maria Khan are now friends
Oct 9, 2012

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PhD Student
University of California, Irvine
Research Assistant, The CIHA Blog (Critical Investigations into Humanitarianism in Africa) and the Center for Global Peace and Conflict Studies
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Middle East, Africa
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United States
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Research Assistant, Center for Global Peace and Conflict Studies, University of California, Irvine
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1-2
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http://www.cihablog.com
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Alternative Dispute Resolution, Conflict Mainstreaming, Conflict Resolution, Human Rights, Humanitarian Relief, Organizational Development, Peacekeeping, Refugees, Security
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Research

Tanya Schwarz's Blog

What's Wrong with the Kony 2012 Campaign?

Posted on March 9, 2012 at 2:30am 0 Comments

Cross-posted from The CIHA Blog

March 8, 2012

Kampala, Uganda

From Kampala, the Kony 2012 hysteria is easy to miss. I’m not on Facebook or Twitter, and I don’t watch YouTube—but over the last twenty-four hours, I have received dozens of emails from friends, colleagues, and students in the US about the video by Invisible Children and the massive…

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What it Means to Care

Posted on March 9, 2012 at 2:30am 0 Comments

Cross-posted from The CIHA Blog

Introduction to Kathryn Mathers' article, "Mr. Kristof, I Presume? Saving Africa in the footsteps of Nicholas Kristof
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Anthropologist Kathryn Mathers’ comments (in her post below and essay) on the…

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