IRC in the News
Ukraine's crisis should not blind us to the main conundrum of global affairs today: while the world is more peaceful than it has been for 300 years, when measured by the number of wars between states, the level of disorder is rising. In fact, there is growing anarchy in the world's hotspots.
Nykhor Paul remembers when professional photographers put her in front of the camera for the first time, and wishing they would just slow down. “It was like click, click, click,” she said. “I am just trying to catch my breath,” she told them—but the photographers were already telling her she was going to be a supermodel. Paul’s response: “What is that? Oh, my god, where is my dictionary?”
The shouting and crying are still fresh in the young Syrian refugee’s memory of the 11 days he was detained by militiamen loyal to President Bashar al-Assad. Yamn — who asked that his full name not be used and that he not be photographed to protect relatives still living in Damascus — assumed fellow captives were being beaten in 2011.
Wedding-dress designer Jill Adams may be making her New York Fashion Week debut on Friday, but don’t expect her creation to include a veil or train. Its key features? Integrated vents, a large face shield, and not an inch of taffeta in sight. Turns out, Adams worked with a team at Johns Hopkins University to engineer an advanced ebola protective suit that reduces the risk of infection in its wearer.
From an award-winning Ebola protective suit to the hottest fall trends for men and women, Maryland designers are set to make a big impact at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York. The event featuring shows, pop-up shops and parties and more from Feb. 12 to Feb. 19.
Brussels Airlines, the ‘little airline that could’ with an heroic effort during the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa, has launched a campaign it hopes will help the continent recover from the lingering and devastating economic impact of the epidemic.
When Hampden wedding-gown designer Jill Andrews joined a bevy of doctors and engineers volunteering at Johns Hopkins to design an improved protective suit for Ebola fighters, we delighted at the unlikelihood. But now that that very suit is going to be displayed at New York Fashion Week, it makes almost too much sense.