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IREX President Joins the Boards of Key Youth and Global Development Advocacy Groups

IREX is pleased to announce President and CEO Kristin Lord will be taking on important leadership roles in the international development community.

China's position on the Sony attack

In late November 2014, Sony Pictures Entertainment confirmed it was the victim of a cyber attack that crippled its networks and stole large quantities of personal and commercial data. On December 19, the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) publicly identified North Korea as responsible for these crimes.

Cyber war preparedness, cyberspace arms control and the United States

The cyber-attacks that Estonia, Georgia and Iran suffered as well as the U.S. PRISM spying scandal exposed in 2013 have demonstrated that there is increasing difficulty in maintaining order and security in cyberspace.

Happy Holidays from IREX!

IREX staff from around the world wish supporters, participants, partners, alumni, and friends a wonderful holiday season and a happy New Year. 

Mapping Conflict Motives: the Central African Republic (November 2014)

In “Mapping Conflict Motives: the Central African Republic”, IPIS analyses the conflict dynamics in the Central African Republic (CAR) since the outbreak of the latest crisis in September 2012 up to September 2014.

Illinois Teacher Increasing Students’ Global Intelligence

Joyce Warner, IREX Senior Vice President recently sat down with Seth Brady, a finalist for the 2015 Illinois State Teacher of the Year. Seth is also an alumnus of the U.S.

Defeating Disaster: Fueled by open-source software and crowdsourcing, the crisis mapping community is rapidly expanding. By Matt Alderton • Trajectory Magazine. 2014 issue 3

At 4:30 p.m. on Jan. 12, 2010, the island of Hispaniola twitched and jerked, as if the earth were shivering. In Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on the island’s western half, it was 82 degrees—hardly hypothermal. As the shaking persisted, it became clear—Mother Nature wasn’t cold—she was having a seizure.

Dissertation research questionnaire on crisis Micro-Mapping

Hello fellow volunteers,
I am a student at the University of Portsmouth and am doing a dissertation on the process and effectiveness of using social media- in particularly Twitter- for crisis mapping during natural disasters.

China and international law in cyberspace

Despite major differences on cyberspace policy between the United States and China, a recent development at the United Nations illustrates some basic areas of agreement. China is one of 15 countries, including the United States, comprising the UN Group of Government Experts (GGE).

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