February 15, 2016
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Since the first summons of now Kenyan President and Deputy President, Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto, to the International Criminal Court (ICC) in 2011 and 2013, a protracted debate has emerged around the history and future of the ICC, which in itself is an intermediate victory for the defense. Coming into force in 2002, the institution has, at its extremes, been deemed a bastion of global peace and an instrument of global hegemony. While the content of the cases themselves are unremarkable compared to the Court’s record, they are increasingly amounting to a crucial moment in the Court...

February 08, 2016
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The Philippines has been beefing up its military significantly amid tensions with China in the South China Sea. President Benigno Aquino Jr. has just announced that PHP25Bn (USD522Mn) will be earmarked for the 2016 Philippine defense budget. This marks a single year record investment on military modernization and the national defense budget. Budget Secretary of the Philippines, Florencio Abad, has openly declared “we need to protect what is clearly within our territorial jurisdiction” emphasizing the gravity of the country’s maritime row with China in the South China Sea. This move al...

February 08, 2016
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Felipe Dizon from the University of California - Davis gave a seminar on his research titled “Does Financial Inclusion Exclude? The Effect of Access to Savings on Informal Risk-Sharing in Kenya”. His study focuses the effects of access to savings on one’s risk-sharing network.

“The success of micro-savings initiatives is driven by these novel technologies that rely on insights from behavior e...

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