Young Panamanians Talk About Life Outside the City

Panama has been characterized by some, including its own citizens, as a third world country.  Others, especially within the academic circle, have characterized such countries as “developing”.  Nonetheless, what makes Panama unique is the financial,and often times cultural, divide between its citizens and residents.  Panama City can easily be mistaken for Miami—with its residential ocean […]

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Isla Niadup: A GBB diamond in the rough

The term “business” is usually synonymous with terms like “profit seeking”.  At the end of the day, why do Wall Street firms, large multinational organizations, and big banks exist?… To make someone rich, right? Large businesses have once again gained some notoriety over the last year—as the U.S. global economy fell into perilous recession; Americans […]

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Why Brigade?: From The Classroom to The Jungle

In Novermber of 2007, the Washington Post published a front page article entitled “Fulfillment Elusive for Young Altruists In the Crowded Field of Public Interest” which sent a shockwave throughout the circuit of Washington DC Universities and forced many university administrators and faculty to start an open dialogue about realistic career prospects for students concentrating […]

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