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Interdisciplinary research team studies the environmental impact of long-term refugee camps in Zambia

Interdisciplinary research team studies the environmental impact of long-term refugee camps in Zambia

Professor Lahra Smith and Professor Douglas Howard, along with students Tessa Coggio (MAGES’19), Rebecca Ohman (SFS’19), and Signe Stroming (SFS’19), ISIM Research Associate Nili Yossinger and Marley Chertok of US Geological Survey, spent the start of winter break at the Meheba refugee camp in Zambia. The goal of the research is to develop solutions to the resource management issues presented by long-term refugee settlements. “This is very challenging and difficult work, and it’s all the more important in the world we live in, where many countries don’t want more refugees to come,” Smith said.

Professor Elizabeth Saunders comments on the lack of specific foreign policy plans from 2020 democratic candidates

While Democrats want to challenge President Trump’s foreign policy, there’s no single cohesive plan from them to counter it. So far, they have climate change, anti-corruption/democracy promotion, strengthening alliances, and rebuilding America. “Politicians have an incentive to be vague,” said Professor Elizabeth Saunders, “Voters don’t vote on policy specifics, and broad messaging naturally isn’t going to get into the details.”

Professor Dennis Wilder comments on the U.S. imposing sanctions on China after May 1

The U.S. will be imposing sanctions on China on May 1, if China does not stop importing oil from Iran. Around May 1, US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin are going to Beijing to continue trade talks. “Is the priority Iran sanctions or a trade agreement? A trade agreement should be the priority,” said Professor Dennis Wilder.