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The Island President!

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Last night we went to the Meridian Center for a screening of The Island President, the first in a Global Perspectives series. Young Professionals in Foreign Policy teamed with Meridian to show the film; we snapped a few from its team: Erin Williamson, Oz Hiturk, Amy Chin, and Masha Kalinina.

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The documentary is about former President of Maldives Mohamed Nasheed, who achieved his position after fighting a three-deacde despot for democracy. Once in office, he pushed to increase awareness about global climate changeto save his country, which will soon be under water due to carbon-caused sea level rise. After the screening, Center for Global Developments Lawrence MacDonald led a conversation between the films director Jon Shenk (via Skype) and Ambassador of Fiji Winston Thompson.

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WMATAs Sonia Bacchus, Nichel Crooks, and Yvonne Gopaul.

Alfredo Flores, Heather Mahoney, Tania Anderson, and Caitlin Byrnes contributed to this issue.