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  • Bank robbery, kidnapping, drugs and guns fund Boko Haram’s bloody ventures
    Fox News, May 16 2014
    Darren Kew, executive director of UMass Boston's Center for Peace, Democracy, and Development, says the separatist group Boko Haram draws its financial support from a variety of sources, including proceeds from criminal activity and contributions from sympathizers inside and outside Nigeria.
  • Fisher fiasco reminiscent of Mihos muddle
    Capecod Today, May 15 2014 destroy the Massachusetts GOP? Maurice T. Cunningham, Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts at Boston,
  • Why Democrats Are Paying Attention to Piketty’s Book on Inequality
    Truthout, May 15 2014
    Professor of Political Science Thomas Ferguson talks to TruthOut about the surprising popularity of Thomas Piketty's dense economic manifesto, Capital in the 21st Century.
  • UMass Students Complete Latino Leadership and Success Program
    El Mundo, May 15 2014
    Chancellor J. Keith Motley was the keynote speaker at a May 10 event honoring 18 participants in UMass Boston's inaugural Latino Leadership and Success Program.
  • Opening of 9/11 museum won’t silence critics
    USA Today, May 15 2014
    Associate Professor of American Studies Jeffrey Melnick says the creation of the new National September 11 Museum has been plagued by the same problem as the redevelopment of the World Trade Center site: "Too many different stakeholders trying to do too many different things in one place.''
  • Peterson: Vietnamese community rooted in Hub
    Boston Herald (AP), May 14 2014
    Kevin C. Peterson, a senior fellow at UMass Boston's Center for Collaborative Leadership, introduces readers to Nam Pham, a banker-turned-nonprofit executive who is serving Dorchester's growing Vietnamese community.
    CNN iReport, May 13 2014
    Associate Professor of English Askold Melnyczuk, whose parents were from Ukraine, discusses the possibility of civil war with Russia and the lack of American awareness about the country.
  • Boko Haram Targeted by International Coalition Looking For Abducted Girls
    Voice of Russia, May 13 2014
    Darren Kew, executive director of the Center for Peace, Democracy, and Development, says "the chances have certainly improved in the last few days" that Boko Haram may return the kidnapped Nigerian girls.
  • Local college students awarded for academic excellence
    The Enterprise, May 13 2014
    Marie Prisca of Brockton, the 29 Who Shine winner from Massasoit Community College, will be double majoring in biochemistry and biotechnology at UMass Boston. The 29 Who Shine winner from UMass Boston, Andrew Bunyard, is graduating with a master's degree in public affairs at the end of the month.
  • Chibok girls: Anger spreads as search continues
    Business Day, May 11 2014
    Darren Kew, executive director of the Center for Peace, Democracy, and Development, spoke at a rally in Boston on Thursday where protestors spoke out against the response time of the Nigerian government following the Boko Haram kidnappings.
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