Meet Dani - the newest member to the IDEAS office team! She will be regularly contributing to the IDEAS blog.

When you’re not the life of the party, how do you make an impression on a short-term trip?

I have been on a few trips in my life. They’ve been to various places all around the world—Uganda, Italy, Jamaica. I’m the type of ...

Vic Moss at school

Vic Moss, a professional photographer, recently returned from India where he spent three weeks working with IDEAS in our Photography Program. Both his professionalism and love for India were put to immediate use, allowing ...

PART 1 - IDEAS in Cairo: Who are the Copts?

Jayson Casper, an IDEAS Associate and journalist in Cairo, has written extensively on the Coptic church in Egypt and the tragic news of the 20 Coptic brothers who were beheaded by ISIS in February. He contributes regularly to large publications, including a recent article for Christianity ...

IDEAS personnel work in a variety of professional projects around the world. One of the ways they are responding to current needs is to work with refugees pouring out of Syria, Iraq and other war-torn countries.

One of our Associates, in direct collaboration with local partners who are providing ongoing care and support for refugee individuals and ...

Oh, we've all been there. It's that horrible, surreal, dream-like state that we find ourselves in after we have traveled for way too long. And it doesn't matter if it is a 3-hour trip or a 36-hour trip, jet lag makes you feel like life chewed you up and spit you out and then expects you to look good afterward.

Meet Leah! She is the IDEAS Operational Director of India and one of our most interesting people in the world!

Leah is a wife, mother of two and an advocate for justice.  When she’s not traveling the world to help bring awareness for the marginalized in India, you’ll find her at the local coffee shop or helping her kids with ...

Every Sunday, thousands pack football stadiums to watch two teams vie for a victory. Millions more huddle around TV’s in homes, bars or restaurants to watch small groups of highly trained, exceptionally skilled professional athletes play the game.

Remember those commercials  that featured The World’s Most Interesting Man? Those Dos Equis ads were intended to be both humorous and outrageous. (I mean, seriously, my party banter never changed foreign policy. Has yours?) The ad agency says its rational for the strategy was, “ He is a man rich in stories and experiences, much the way the ...