BISD Launched in Panama

The Brigades Institute for Sustainable Development Launched in Panama Orion Haas 01/13/2009 Last week, 14 Global Brigades students completed the first ever Brigades Institute for Sustainable Development (BISD) event in Panama dedicated to rethinking the way youth, and the entire world, does development work. This workshop challenged the perspectives and pursuits of students, Global Brigades […]

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Join the Discussion: The Unintended Consequences of Development

To join the discussion, click on “Leave a Comment” under the post. Global Brigades is now one of the largest student-led movements for international development on the planet. We represent a growing number of youth getting involved in development issues and dedicating themselves to the improvement of the quality of life world-wide. To increase the […]

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A Witness to a Social Movement, I Need a Jacket and a Thinking Cap

In 2 months on the road, with just a backpack and a computer, I have evidence that a social movement is at hand. It’s still a bit underground, as so many grassroots movements are at the beginning, but there’s no doubt that it’s there; and it’s powerful. Thousands of university students from around the world […]

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Into the Panamanian Jungle

Just last week, immediately after finishing 15 months working with water projects in the Honduran mountains, I found myself several hours into the Panamanian rain forest on a bumpy dirt road. The humid heat and stunning natural beauty kept me awake and attentive in the car. As we made our way deeper into the jungle, […]

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