Crook Fellow Katherine Whitton organized a hackathon on Sustainable Cities during her internship with AidData in Kampala, Uganda. Hackathons are considered a new forum for networking, learning, and beta-testing new apps and ventures. Check out Katherine's blog post and see how this project turned out!

Crook Fellow Dane Ulik worked on a variety of research and data analysis projects that are focused on food security in Nicaragua during his internship with Artist for Soup. Read below about his trip to El Corozo and learn about what access to clean water means for rural Nicaragua. 

The Strauss Center’s Complex Emergencies and Political Stability in Asia (CEPSA) program has released two new research briefs co-authored by CEPSA disaster preparedness researchers Jennifer Bussell and Sabhanaz Rashid Diya.

The August issue of the Armed Conflict Location and Event Data (ACLED) project's Conflict Trends Report analyzes recent trends in political violence in ten countries in South and Southeast Asia, stretching from Pakistan to Vietnam.

Crook Fellow Michael Deegan analyzes current U.S. policy regarding the Western Balkans through insights gained during his time at the Office of the Coordinator of U.S. Assistance to Europe and Eurasia: 

Earlier this month, U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence paid a visit to the coastal country of Montenegro to address the Adriatic Summit, a meeting of leaders from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, and Slovenia.