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Name: Katherine Peterson
Date registered: 11 September, 2011


Katherine Peterson is a graduate of NYU in New York, and received a Masters in International Relations and Development. Her course work has focused on international development theory, and political and economic approaches towards improving conditions in the more impoverished parts of the world. This passion was spurned through her first hand experiences when studying abroad while in undergrad and examining the application of theoretical projects. By examining competing theories and past failures, she believes that developed nations and enlightened individuals working on the ground can unite in bringing about small and meaningful changes to the world. During her time working for The SISGI Group, Katie wrote about impact strategies and their effects on the globalized market, and the subsequent political ramifications that may ensue. Follow her on Twitter @ktp907

Latest posts

  1. Amnesty International Celebrates 50 years — 6 March, 2012
  2. The Empathetic Society — 28 February, 2012
  3. Community Support and Race to the Top — 21 February, 2012
  4. MDG’S and the development of the new SDG’s — 14 February, 2012
  5. An Unlikely Election — 7 February, 2012
  6. The Super Bowl and the Increase of Sex Trafficking — 31 January, 2012
  7. Doing Business at the Bottom of the Pyramid — 27 January, 2012
  8. Reflections on a Month in Colombia — 25 January, 2012
  9. Looking Forward to Next Year’s Foreign Aid Budget — 20 December, 2011
  10. China’s Progress Towards Green Technology — 16 December, 2011
  11. Conquering the Global Digital Divide — 13 December, 2011
  12. A Busy Few Weeks For Hillary — 9 December, 2011
  13. Reflections on Busan — 5 December, 2011
  14. What do you know about Busan? — 29 November, 2011
  15. Festival of Thinkers — 22 November, 2011
  16. Is America in Decline? — 9 November, 2011
  17. Sustainable Urban Development for the Future — 3 November, 2011
  18. Happy 7 Billionth Birthday? — 1 November, 2011
  19. The US Focus on Uganda: Why Now? (part 2) — 25 October, 2011
  20. US Focus on Uganda: the LRA (part 1) — 21 October, 2011
  21. China’s Clean City: More Than A One Hit Wonder? — 18 October, 2011
  22. Critiques of Fair Trade — 14 October, 2011
  23. Successes in Sustainability: Green Mountain Coffee — 11 October, 2011
  24. World Teachers Day and the Gender Gap — 7 October, 2011
  25. The Continuing Dilemma With North Korea — 4 October, 2011
  26. Are Some Diseases Just Not Sexy Enough? — 30 September, 2011
  27. The Upcoming Elections in DRC, not looking good — 27 September, 2011
  28. Are Global Markets More Important Than Displaced Citizens? — 23 September, 2011
  29. Judging Development: Supercomputers And Your Emotions — 20 September, 2011
  30. Greenpeace 40 year Anniversary: How Much Has Been done? — 16 September, 2011
  31. Post 9/11 Development Aid: A change of focus? — 13 September, 2011

Most commented posts

  1. The Empathetic Society — 1 comment
  2. Greenpeace 40 year Anniversary: How Much Has Been done? — 1 comment
  3. Are Global Markets More Important Than Displaced Citizens? — 1 comment

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Mar 06

Amnesty International Celebrates 50 years

With the 50 year anniversary of Amnesty International, how have you gotten involved in the movement? Do you know what AI is advocating for? What do you think they should do for the next 50 years to get their messages of human rights more widely appreciated?

Feb 28

The Empathetic Society

How much attention do you pay towards empathy? While not something we think about regularly, Ashoka is arguing that it is more important than we think, and they are implementing a new initiative in raising awareness about the role of empathy globally.

Feb 21

Community Support and Race to the Top

Last week I was watching Jon Stewart where he interviewed Arne Duncan, the Secretary of Education, when they discussed the education system in America and the new Obama plan of Race to the Top. You can watch the interview here, but essentially it is Stewart criticizing this new system, which has been a lackluster attempt to …

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Feb 14

MDG’S and the development of the new SDG’s

20 years ago, the Rio Earth Summit took place down in Brazil. Coming up on its anniversary in June, there will be another meting of nations where commitments will be renewed and progress will be evaluated. Two new focuses will be addressed: developing a green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication, …

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Feb 07

An Unlikely Election

Last year a province in China called Guangdong made headlines as the residents rioted over a land dispute with the local officials in December 2011. The village residents of Wukan were upset that local officials were taking their farmlands and selling them to large companies for profit. The month long protests led to the corrupt …

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Jan 31

The Super Bowl and the Increase of Sex Trafficking

This week many people here in the US are going to be gearing up for the big Super Bowl game this weekend. With team rivalry flourishing between the New England Patriots and New York Giants, the game will be played out on Sunday in Indianapolis and thousands will be both in attendance or watch it …

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Jan 27

Doing Business at the Bottom of the Pyramid

Last month, I had the opportunity to travel to Colombia for school to work on a consulting project (see my previous post about Colombia here). We were focusing our work on the bottom of the pyramid (BOP), which typically means the poorest sectors of society. In business schools today, growing attention is being paid to …

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Jan 25

Reflections on a Month in Colombia

This week, I got back from a month long trip working and traveling through Colombia. Since you are reading this article, clearly I have made it back in one piece, but apparently this was a shock to most of the people I told I would be traveling. Before leaving, I was subject to all sots …

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Dec 20

Looking Forward to Next Year’s Foreign Aid Budget

On Friday of last week, the House of Representatives passed a bill approving the foreign aid budget for 2012. Anticipating that the Senate will pass the bill this week, the winners and losers of the proposed budget allocations becomes clear. Foreign aid has become a big target in this economic recession, with government more hesitant …

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Dec 16

China’s Progress Towards Green Technology

A few months ago, I wrote an article about China’s effort to make the city of Shenyang more environmentally friendly.  In recent days with the Durban Climate Change Conference having just finished in South Africa, environmental issues have garnered a little more focus in the last few weeks. While I am typically a quick skeptic …

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