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HESP August 1, 2018

Overview of Microfinance in India Born out of the need to provide access to savings and credit services, Microfinance in India started in 1970s through the emergence of informal self-help groups. Post-1991, Indian Microfinance posted strong growth numbers due to the liberalization of the economy and increased lending by private sector organizations. Due to strong […]

HESP August 1, 2018

According to the Declaration of Independence, all men were created equal! Perhaps not in America, but at Harvard (which is not America) it’s beginning to feel a lot like it… Right in the middle of the lazy days of summer we celebrate a national holiday that marks an important date in U.S. history: The Declaration […]

HESP June 3, 2018

“Who deserves hemodialysis today?” (Raghavan, 2017, p. 488) Undocumented immigrants who suffer from kidney disease are a stigmatized people suffering from a stigmatized illness. The patchwork of treatments offered by each state is wasteful and inefficient, and government policies often put unnecessary stress on state and community healthcare systems. There are clear financial and humanitarian […]

HESP June 3, 2018

This is part two of our new series on public health. America offers citizens suffering from end stage renal disease (ESRD) comprehensive health coverage. However, kidney disease and ESRD in undocumented peoples present major financial and moral issues for American policy makers and care givers. Each state offers a different system to treat patients who […]

HESP June 3, 2018

“There are dead stars that still shine because their light is trapped in time. Where do I stand in this light, which does not strictly exist?” Don DeLillo In Benjamin Franklin’s Autobiography he analyzes his core virtues and examines how he lives by them on a daily basis, the struggles he encounters, and the perseverance […]

HESP June 3, 2018

Scheherazade was a philosopher, an artist, a writer, who was trying to humanize the King and men around her through literature and therefor prove that “the word is mightier than the sword”. These are all qualities that made her stand out as a heroine of her times. I wonder whether she can therefore be considered […]

HESP February 1, 2018

The amethystine asterism dotted the night, bewitching like diamonds, the cosmos shone upon the Persian Gulf. The Milky Way stretched to the ocean. A full-moon submerged into the endless skyline, like a nihilistic world of mystery. The night, emerald-colored, cannot be found outside the Arabian world. My mind calmed, then mesmerized to sleep by this fairy […]

HESP February 1, 2018

Edited by Kate Flanigan Canute How do you know what you know about Islam? Do you “know” that Islam hates Americans? Because President Trump says so? Do you “know” that Islam is peace because George W. Bush says so? Do you “know” that Islam seeks to kill blaspheming novelists because Ayatollah Khomeini says so? Do you […]