When Economics professor Paul Niehaus saw
how crushing poverty and overwhelming red tape
in many African nations denied people access to
a better life, he developed a no-strings method to
deliver funds directly to a recipient's cell phone.
His charity, GiveDirectly, is the first of its kind
dedicated exclusively to mobile cash transfers,
reshaping international giving.
By tracing a severely under-documented
history of Black women radicals from the '30s
through the Cold War, Ethnic Studies professor
Dayo Gore helped change traditional views of
the rise of '60s militancy - giving our picture
of the American Left a complete makeover.
Punk rocker. Poet. Pigeon-detective graphic
novelist. Writing professor Anna Joy Springer's
work is difficult to define. But her unorthodox
writing style is pushing feminism through
provocative visual prose.
After 40 years of groundbreaking research
in climate change, Professor Veerabhadran
Ramanathan came to the realization that
science alone won't stop global warming.
So he reached out to global spiritual leaders
and enlisted their help in framing this
struggle as a humanitarian effort.
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Washington Monthly - September/October 2016