What is Social Entrepreneurship?

Considering a degree in social entrepreneurship? Learn more about the field from the Social Enterprise Master’s program offered by IR online.

Syrian Refugee Aid By Country

Since the onset of the Syrian Civil War, more than 4.8 million Syrian citizens and residents have fled Syria. Leaving almost everything behind, these refugees must rely upon the generosity of other nations to provide food, water, shelter, education, health care, and in some cases, a new place to call home. We created the following data visualization to show the amount each country contributed in 2015, both in total dollar amounts and as a percentage of gross domestic product.

Why COP21 Was a Milestone for International Collaboration and Global Climate Change

The 21st session of the Conference of the Parties, also known as COP21, took place on Dec. 7, 2015, and a new precedent was set for international cooperation toward U.N. climate negotiations. For the first time in history, all participating nations adopted a universal agreement on actions and investments aimed at cutting greenhouse gas emissions. “

15 Must-Read International Security Blogs

Today, we live in an increasingly interconnected world. Threats and breaches to state and human security in certain geographic regions have the ability to affect international security — nothing is isolated. In order to stay informed with what security issues are occurring and evolving around the world and how these factors...

Ten Innovative NGOs in Education

Education is one of the most powerful weapons in fighting poverty. However, countries lacking substantial educational infrastructure can face a number of unique problems: rural access, gender inequalities, child labor, and more. These problems required equally unconventional solutions–here’s how ten NGOs are working to solve the education gap...

Understanding Our Basic Human Rights [INFOGRAPHIC]

“Human rights” is a delicate and often controversial term in today’s interconnected world. We often hear it on the news: Nations violating citizens’ human rights and disagreements about what constitutes a human rights violation. However, legal rights and human rights are distinguished by the fact that legal rights are granted and human rights are intrinsic...

Five Innovative NGOs in Agriculture

From bamboo floorboards to emergency food relief, agriculture is an incredibly important part of everyday life. Many poverty-stricken areas find it hard to grow socially and economically due to a lack of resources and training. These five innovative NGOs and companies work in developing countries to help...

20 Quotes from 20 Women Changing the World

“Freedom is the very essence of our economy and society. Without freedom the human mind is prevented from unleashing its creative force. But what is also clear is that this freedom does not stand alone. It is freedom in responsibility and freedom to exercise responsibility.”...

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Financing your MA in International Relations: Fellowships

After completing a four-year undergraduate program, many students go on to international relations masters programs to further their studies and broaden their network. Of course, there comes the inevitable question of who is going to pay for the education? Fortunately, there are many ways to fund your graduate degree...