Madeline Distasio

Writer and Editor

Portfolio

Politics

Le Pen's Citizenship Announcement to Affect French Jewry
PARIS - French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen recently stated that if she wins the election, she will ban French dual citizenship with non-European Union nations, barring...
GEM Launch Calls for Collaboration to Improve Education in Ghana
ACCRA, Ghana - In November, Ghana's Minister for Education, Professor Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang, formally launched the 2016 UNESCO Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report;...
Bill To Reinstate Iran Sanctions Could Stunt Development
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania - A new piece of legislation aimed at reinstating the Iran Sanctions Act of 1996 was introduced to the House of Representatives Representative Edward...
New World Bank Funding Structure Has Implications for U.S. Influence
One proposal in a recent Center for Global Development (CGD) report focuses on restructuring multilateral institutions to better suit developmental needs. A new World Bank...
CGD Transitional Memos Point White House To Foreign Aid Issues
SEATTLE - In light of the recent election, scholars from the Center for Global Development (CGD) have drafted transitional memos for incoming president-elect Donald Trump. The...
University Uses Higher Education to Address Hunger and Extremism in Nigeria
YOLA, Nigeria-Atiku Abubakar, former Vice President of Nigeria and founder of the American University of Nigeria (AUN), deliberately built his school in Yola, one of the...
Why Localization Could Be the Key to Overcoming Xenophobia
SEATTLE - In September, the U.N. held a summit to address the growing migrant crisis. Over the course of the meeting, world leaders from the Member States discussed core issues...
Why Equal Education and Women's Rights Are One in the Same
Although we often think of equal education as being symptomatic of access to basic human rights, evidence suggests that access to education actually fosters equality. If...
New Foreign Aid Bill Puts Stronger Emphasis On Accountability
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Building on the Foreign Aid Transparency and Accountability Act, Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) has presented a new foreign aid bill on the Senate floor. The bill,...
Sub-Saharan Africa Will Hold 90 Percent of Children Living in Poverty
SEATTLE - The Overseas Development Institute (ODI) predicts that sub-Saharan Africa will be home to 90 percent of all children living in poverty and 43 percent of all...
National Libraries Adopt Sustainable Development Goals
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Representatives from national libraries around the world convened at the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) World Library...
Why Those Leaked DNC Emails Don't Mean You Should Vote For Donald Trump
"The DNC is corrupt and needs to be punished. I don't care if that means Donald Trump has to be president," one "Bernie or Bust" protester said to a reporter from MSNBC while...
Newest OPIC Spending Report Shows Support for Poorer Nations
SEATTLE - In recent years, distribution of funds from the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) has fallen under scrutiny for sending money to wealthier nations while...
Researchers are Using Soybeans to Tackle Malnutrition in Ghana
ACCRA, Ghana - As part of an ongoing initiative between USAID, Malnutrition Matters and the Savanna Agricultural Research Institute (SARI), soy milk provisions distributed to...
Trump Swears Clinton Talked More Than He Did, But Here's What Was Really Going On
Perceptions don't always align with reality.

Arts & Culture

Album Review: Gaga Gets To The Heart Of It With 'Joanne'
In its own way, Lady Gaga's latest album, Joanne, is a portrait of what should be at a time when it's so hard to stomach what is. You could use any number...
America, Meet Joanne: Gaga's Latest Album and the Importance of Exchange
You could use any number of words to describe the 2016 election cycle - dizzying, frantic, desperate, traumatic, loud, relentless. One that typically doesn't come up is...
Janus Faced: The Postmodern Identity of Made in Italy
If we boil the 'Made in Italy' brand down to simple verbiage, the whole thing is a non-issue. If something is not literally made in Italy, why is it 'Made in Italy'? Upon closer...
Change According to Caryn: Franklin, Fashion, and Moving Forward
Sometimes fashion lovers and fashion critics can coexist, even in the same body. Fashion activist Caryn Franklin opens up about her career, her passion, and the joy of dressing...
17 Beauty Vloggers Who Teach You To Embrace All Different Kinds Of Beauty
In an industry that's not exactly known for inclusion, the rise of the beauty vlogger is a welcome change. On the commercial end, cosmetic companies have a tendency to disregard...

Copywriting

5 Festival-Friendly Hairstyles You Need To Try This Year
The time has come for people around the world to get ready for what's arguably the best time of the year: festival season. From seeing their favorite musicians live to taking...
If You Have Fine Hair Or Struggle With Hair Loss, This Product Could Change Everything
While hair loss is often something that's associated with men, the fact of the matter is that receding, thinning, and balding are all things that women have to deal with too....
Here's The One Hair Product You'll Definitely Need This Spring
If you can't get enough of your favorite beauty and lifestyle bloggers on social media, you've probably seen one trend popping up time and again as we move into spring: long,...

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