I’m Tim Hirschel-Burns and I’m currently working as a Peace Corps Volunteer teaching English in Benin.  I’m a graduate of Swarthmore College and I’ve been extensively involved in STAND: The Student-led Movement to End Mass Atrocities. I served as National Policy Coordinator, Mid-Atlantic Regional Organizer, Policy Intern, and STAND’s Emerging Conflicts Coordinator.  I have also been involved in Amnesty International and interned at the Michigan Department of Civil Rights. In the past I’ve studied development for a semester in Dakar, Senegal and interned at Global Reseach and Advocacy Group.  I am interested in development, poverty, and mass atrocities as well as activism, political advocacy, and NGOs.  This blog aims to explore efforts to change global problems, with a main focus on rich country policy towards these issues. Follow me on Twitter at @TimH_B.  If you want to contact me, email me at thirschelburns@gmail.com.


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