Ashley Miller

Ashley Miller

Ashley is a researcher and global education advocate with a B.A. in Public Policy Analysis from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and M.A. in International Relations from Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacional. Her studies and travels inform and inspire her interests in international education, social justice, economic empowerment, and human rights. To connect with Ashley, send her a personalized message on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ashmil.
    • The grey story of the White Helmets

      Through a series of personal interviews and war footage that captures the response of selfless volunteers to rescue victims of daily bombings and attacks in Syria, The White Helmets (2016) inspires hope for humanity and aims to expose the dire need for humanitarian intervention. This 40-minute Netflix Original documentary,...
    • The words on my mind

      “The words one whispers into the gourd are concealed in it forever.” – Nigerian proverb Luqman Onikosi immigrated to the United Kingdom (UK) from Nigeria in 2007 to pursue his education at Sussex University. When I contacted him to request an interview, he shared this Nigerian adage and pointed...
    • Poverty, Inc.: The Business of Global Aid

      “The reason there will be no change is because the people who stand to lose from change have all the power. And the people who stand to gain from change have none of the power.” –Machiavelli Poverty, Inc. opens with this Machiavelli quote, a reference to the modern global...
    • Uncertainty in Turkey

      Following the attempted military coup in Turkey on July 15, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his Justice and Development Party (AKP) continue to rule the Turkish government under a crumbling guise of conservative democracy. In reality, Erdoğan has gradually positioned himself as an autocratic ruler and his policies have increasingly...
    • Everyday philanthropy

      This article was co-written with the Managing Editor Virginia Vigliar. “Before, philanthropy was something very wealthy individuals were engaging in. Now, everybody can do . Once you empower each individual, there’s nothing more powerful.” This mission – to change the trajectory of global development through the collective power of...
    • The State of Development in Papua New Guinea

      As a former economist at the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, Rosa Maria Alonso i Terme has participated in the elaboration, monitoring, and evaluation of development programs and projects, and has researched and written on development issues and trends for over 20 years. She has shared her...
    • The Politics of Love

      Historically, women’s movements around the world have been speaking out against patriarchal structures and systems rooted in machismo– the concept that masculine characteristics are superior to feminine ones. In Spain, the cultural pervasion of machismo has had negative implications for violence against women. Though gender rights and roles have progressed considerably, the...
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