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Keep The Future Here: Celebrating Immigration Heritage Month

June marks Immigration Heritage Month in the U.S. where we celebrate the contribution that immigrants have made to the U.S. As part of the ongoing series Keep The Future Here, OpedSpace in partnership with FWD.us brings to light the stories of high-skilled immigrants affected by America’s broken immigration system. Although the current system is designed to provide international students with the…

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Keep The Future Here: Reverse The Brain Drain

As part of the ongoing series Keep The Future Here, OpedSpace in partnership with FWD.us brings to light the stories of high-skilled immigrants affected by America’s broken immigration system. Although the current system is designed to provide international students with the best higher education in the world, upon graduation many of these students’ visas expire and they are faced with the…

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Keep The Future Here: Why America’s High-Skilled Immigration Policy Fails Us All

America’s current immigration policy is designed to provide international students with the best higher education in the world. Upon graduation, however, their visas expire, and they are faced with the possibility of deportation or enduring the long and uncertain process of applying for an H-1B visa. The irony: many of these students are ready and…

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What The Belo Monte Dam Means For Brazil

Reconciling economic development, environmental sustainability and social welfare is not a simple affair. The construction of the Belo Monte Dam complex on the Xingu River, a north-flowing tributary of the Amazon in the State of Pará, is an example of this complexity. Belo Monte is one of the world’s largest hydroelectric facilities in construction and…

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