Thinking global, living local: Voices in a globalized world

What’s hot in…?

The Future Challenges blogger network spans the whole world. Our bloggers can provide an on-the-ground perspective on important developments and events in their regions. Future Challenges’ bloggers usually write about Global Issues based on the theme of Globalization. These posts usually aren’t breaking news, but they provide a local view on topics that are of utmost importance for their countries and regions.

Our new section “What’s hot in…?” is a new opportunity for our blogger network to publish their personal views on current developments in their regions: topics that are “hot” right now and may not necessarily tie into the themes of the current Global Issue.

What’s hot?

  • Weh Yeoh

    Anti-Founder takes Speech Therapy to the UN in Cambodia

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    Weh Yeoh is the founder of a project tackling extremely common communication and swallowing disorders in Cambodia, but to be frank, Weh rejects the trophy title and instead considers himself more of an ‘anti-founder’. “We’ve all seen founder’s syndrome – or founderitis – at play. Everyone remembers the Steve Jobs, the […]

  • Separatist militants. As Putin called them "peaceful miners and tractorists". (photo by tvc.ru)

    Bloody Year: What Have the Separatists Achieved?

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    On the 7th of April 2014 a mob of people occupied the regional council building in the Eastern Ukraine city of Donetsk and proclaimed independence as the Donetsk People Republic (DNR). At the time, most people looked at it like a joke, calling the new republic “Our Local Vatican”. The […]