Globalization and technology has evolved Thomas Friedman's "Flat World" into what I have coined "The New Frontier." -Angela R. Pashayan
RESEARCH & CONSULTING:
The world is evolving, hold onto your hats! The evolution began with the 2008 Great Recession and continued with the Occupy and Populous movements, individualism, a hegemonic heretic, and the COVID-19 Pandemic. Economically, many industries will close forever - like dinosaurs going extinct, they will Not Be Needed in our future;
oil, now selling for .56/gallon
gas operated vehicles - only solar or electric
paper money - electronic transfers are easier
credit and bank cards - biologics avoid theft
teachers - AI simulated professors for increased use of online classes
student loans - the rich pay for school and the poor attend online
airlines - social distance seating and access to oil-based fuel will be expensive
restaurants - social distance seating means increased prices. Food-trucks advantage!
Development in the New Frontier
Digital strategy (USAID Deputy Administrator Bonnie Glick, 2020) + innovative solutions
paper money not needed - Kenya has used mobil money since 2007
bank cards not needed - biologics are already in use
teachers not needed - slum dwellers cannot wait for education & traditional jobs to put food on the table
micro-loans not needed - slum dwellers are turning to community loans
wired electricity not needed - solar is free
piped water needed- NGO's like SHOFCO and JIBU have alternatives
toilets needed- waste collection is an evolving business
meat consumption not needed - slaughtered animals (corona-bats / ebola-monkey) cause global illness
Goal: self-reliance in the informal settlements
Analyze the effectiveness of US Foreign Aid, NGOs, Civil Society, PPPs, and Slum Dweller initiatives.
Available for consulting, projects, or collaborative research - firstname.lastname@example.org
Angela R. Pashayan, BA-Psychology, MA Diplomacy, Ph.D. Political Science (ABD)
Political Science/International Relations - Poverty Reduction
Howard University, Washington, D.C. - Ph.D. Int’l Relations/Political Science (in progress). Member, Golden Key International Honor Society 3.9GPA
Norwich University, VT - MA Int’l Relations & Diplomacy / Honors Graduate
Richmond College, International-American University - London, England (part of UCLA BA Degree credits).
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - BA Psychology
2019-20 Just-Julian Research Scholarship - Howard University 2019-20 Academic Year / $60,000 award
2020 June 20. Foreign Policy Magazine https://foreignpolicy.com/2020/06/20/trump-antifa-terrorist-organization-kkk-white-supremacy/ and pdf click here
2020 May 27. Lobo, Pedro.“Unraveling the ‘African Silicon Valley’ in Kenya.” Sao Paulo:Brazil. Laboratori, Journalismo Junior. Retrieved at http://jornalismojunior.com.br/desvendando-o-vale-do-silicio-africano-no-quenia/
Pashayan, Angela R. “The Participatory Structures of Poverty in Africa,” International NGO Journal. 14, no. 5 (July 2019): 47-51, https://doi.org/10.5897/INGOJ2019.0338
Pashayan, Angela. Stories of a Bhakti Yogi. Oklahoma: Tate Publishing, 2014.Memoire of multi-cultural travel experiences. ISBN-13 9781625635075
Pashayan, Angela R. "Human Development. Local Specificities and Foreign Aid; Development in the New Frontier
(post-COVID-19." 2020 International Science Council and UNDP Global discussion on rearticulating Human Development. https://council.science/human-development/latest-contributions/ Full paper here.
2021 International Studies Association, West Coast Annual Conference - Las Vegas, NV, “Politics and International Development in African Slums pre and post COVID-19: Nairobi, Kenya,” and Panel Roundtable “ Race, Security and Development: Theoretical, Analytical, Political.”
2020 Nov. 20-23. International Studies Association, Mid-west Annual Conference - St. Louise, MO, “Politics and International Development in African Slums pre and post COVID-19: Nairobi, Kenya,” and Panel Discussant to review posters of graduate students.
2020 June 17-19. British International Studies Association, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK. via internet/pandemic
“The Role of Critical Consciousness in Poverty Reduction” - Panelist for Ambitious Development 6/18. 10am
2020 May 25-26. Global Pan African Conference, The Gambia via internet/pandemic
"Mukuru slum dwellers in Nairobi, Kenya; on poverty, development and self-reliance"*full paper here
2020 April 15-19. MPSA Midwest Conference, Chicago via internet/pandemic
"Politics and International Development in African slums; effectiveness in Nairobi"*full paper here
2020 March 11-15. National Conference of Black Political Scientists. Atlanta, GA.
"Mukuru slum dwellers in Nairobi, Kenya; on poverty, development and self-reliance"*full pdf slide here
2020 Feb. 27-28. The Global Research Institute, International Conference on African Studies. Pretoria, S.Africa.
“Politics and livelihoods in the slums of Kenya; a case study on perspectives of development professionals”
2019 August 28-31. American Political Science Association (APSA) Annual Conference. Washington, DC.
“Thomas Friedman’s Flat World; Populism & Privilege”
2018 Atlantic Council Ph.D. Student Deliberation, “Peace and Diplomacy”
2016 GWU Elliot School for The Osgood Institute, “Nascent Kenya, Nascent World”
2014 Leadership Summit/ MA Honors Graduates, “Human Resources Best Practices”
2020-21 as per presentations listed above
2019 SANKALP Festival - Nairobi, Kenya/ Intellecap, Impact Investors, Social Entrepreneurs
2019 AIDF Africa Summit - Nairobi, Kenya/ USAID, UN-Habitat, IOM, NGOs
2019 CSIS Global Development Forum - Washington, DC/ Tony Blair, USAID, Rockefeller Fund.
2019 World Bank Spring Meetings - Washington, DC/ State of African Address and CSO Forum
2018 Atlantic Festival - Washington, DC/ Democracy Today
2018 Wilson Center African Program/ The Role of the Business Sector in Peace-building in Africa
2018 StartingBloc Fellow/ USC Marshall School of Business & Social Entrepreneurship
2018 Global Peoples Fellow / UN General Assembly online international forum
2010-2019 Nonprofit Programs, Global programs teaching entrepreneurship and wellbeing (yodinternational.org)
2013-2019 Ah Haa School of the Arts - Telluride, CO. Programs for youth exploring global cultures through art.
2013-2014 Maasai Joy Primary School - Arusha, Tanzania. Globalization, Public Speaking, Poetry, Art, Entrepreneurship/Agriculture.
2012-2014 Host/Presenter, UAE three day program on Health, moderator for cross-cultural panel interviews.
2008-2011 FIDM Private College - San Francisco Campus/ Marketing, Merchandising, Global Trends & Sourcing, Public Speaking.
2020-2021 - USAID Intern for Inclusive Development Chief and Food Security
2019-2020 - USAID Intern for the African Union
International Political Policy Analyst for Africa and the African Union
2019 Internship Social Impact Investing- Former AU Ambassador John Simon,Total Impact Capital
2012-2019 - YODinternational.org - Poverty reduction in Kenyan slums: Agriculture, Art, and Entrepreneurship.
2009-2012 - Health Dept. San Francisco, CA. Three-year contract; Stress and Wellbeing. Program development, implementation and communication across five city departments. Management (recruitment, training, and oversight of program instructors).
2009-2012 Boys & Girls Club of America - San Francisco, CA. Leaders of after-school programs in character, leadership, life skills, health, education, and art. Teaching “Kids Crossing Cultures” program, Awarded Best Nationwide Program 2010. Development of curriculum and measurement of skills learned.
2018/2020 - Documentary Short on Mukuru Slum Dwellers in Nairobi
2016 - NAACP Meritorious Women of 2016 / Los Angeles Chapter
2015 - Vice President of SIR Academic Scholars, Norwich University, VT
2014 - Leadership Summit + Honors Graduate, Norwich University
2010 - The Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Best Program Nationwide
2020-current Board Member, Telluride Progressive Women's Caucus
2016-current Town of Mountain Village Ethics Commission Board
2018 Habitat for Humanity - Home framing, Colorado
2016 Democratic Campaign Fellowship - Colorado
UN Association of America
World Affairs Council
American Political Science Association
International Studies Association
International Society of Political Psychology
World Bank Civil Society Organization Participant