Digital Media and Human Security
- At Lawfare Blog, Jean Marie Simon’s review of Robert Nickelberg’s Afghanistan: A Distant War explores the role of digital photography in constructing wartime imaginaries.
- At Reductress, Andi Sharavsky describes the “Cutest Ways to Photograph Yourself Hugging Third-World Children.”
- Is there no end to the damage caused by Edward Snowden? Iranians are now privy to the US’ most important national secret: that America is actually run by space aliens.
- HP: “Facebook wages war on the nipple” in reaction to new anti-topless-law documentary Free the Nipple.
Human Rights and Humanitarian Action
- Pope Francis made waves when he stated that babies were the most important people in the Sistene Chapel and instructed mothers to go right ahead and breastfeed them if they were hungry. (He isn’t afraid of nipples.)
- At WhyDev.org, ‘J.’ argues against the concept of the ‘field’ in the humanitarian sector.
- A conference on Humanitarian Technology bringing together academics, practitioners and industry will be held in Boston in May. “HumTech2014: Science, Systems and Global Impact” seeks proposals here.
- Check out Dan Nexon’s new personal blog in which he opines on the politics of editor-ing a major IR journal.
- On the backlash against unpaid internships.
- CHE on how to change the tenure and promotion system.