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Food and Health in Senegal vs. the USA

Earlier this month, my wife and I took a remarkable trip to Senegal for about a week.  We visited Dakar, the capital, then Gorée Island, one of the most infamous sites of the slave trade, then Saly a small beach town about an hour south of Dakar.  But the most memorable parts of the trip were our three days with ...

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Oil and the World

Thanks to Learning Life volunteer Estelle Brun for researching and writing these five facts.  Oil is vital to most people in today’s developed and developing countries.  Oil is used to power vehicles, heat homes, grow food, and make all kinds of popular products, including plastics.  For these reasons, oil is central to our global economy, and directly influences domestic politics ...

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Intern Spotlight: FZ Kassidi

This is the second in a series of spotlights on our spring 2018 student interns.  Learning Life’s students this spring are assisting with research, outreach, fundraising, and international family-to-family projects focused on community photography and food culture as part of our Citizen Diplomacy Initiative (CDI).  FZ Kassidi, interviewed below, is helping with event fundraising, food culture research transcriptions into French and English, ...

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Intern Spotlight: Arielle Mobayen

This is the first in a series of spotlights on our spring 2018 student interns.  Learning Life’s students this spring are assisting with research, outreach, fundraising, and international family-to-family projects focused on community photography and food culture as part of our Citizen Diplomacy Initiative (CDI).  Arielle Mobayen, interviewed below, is helping with outreach to international organizations, fundraising, food culture research transcriptions into ...

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