What is empathy and why do we have it? Is it necessary for morality, or can it sometimes be more of a hindrance than a motivator? We will discuss these and other questions in the first episode of the PaX Podcast.
Month: December 2016
A Path to Prosperity? The Place of the Private Sector in the Sustainable Development Goals
No poverty, prosperity for all and a healthy planet by 2030: this is the promise of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Microfinance: Breaking or Perpetuating the Cycles of Poverty?
Access to banking and finance has long been a symbol of the differences between the world’s rich and the world’s poor. However, another idea popularised in the mid-2000s sought to challenge that concept: microfinance.
The Tension of Action & Theory
These divergent meanings of humanitarianism are harbouring contradictions that lie at the heart of the moral dilemma that development aid is facing, even though this aspect is often overlooked.
Crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
The Democratic Republic of the Congo is a country whose past is steeped in violence, conflict, internal strife and an ongoing humanitarian crisis. The question is whether the UN can deliver peace?
The Humanitarian Lifestyle
Henna Korte looks back on a decade’s worth of Red Cross missions and all of its consequences on her life and the lives of others.