Author Archive: Carlos Schmidt

Hailing from El Salvador, Carlos is a freshman thinking of concentrating in Environmental Science and Public Policy. Aside from writing for the HCGHR, Carlos is avidly involved with the different Latin@ organizations on campus and is an intern at both ReVista: Harvard Review of Latin America and the Center for European Studies. When he is not jogging along the Charles or spending his afternoons among the stacks of Lamont, Carlos loves receiving e-mails at cschmidt@college.harvard.edu.

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A Mosaic of Challenges and Hopes: Humans at the 7 Billion Mark

| November 15, 2011 | 0 Comments
A Mosaic of Challenges and Hopes: Humans at the 7 Billion Mark

  By Carlos Schmidt Aid & Development Columnist According to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) report on the State of the World Population 2011, human population surpassed the seven billion mark this past October.[1] Although some consider it a crowning achievement of human reproductive success, more people equate it to more challenges in food […]

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Lessons from Sweden: Establishing a Strong Framework for Health Development

| October 21, 2011 | 0 Comments
Lessons from Sweden: Establishing a Strong Framework for Health Development

By Carlos Schmidt Aid & Development Columnist Over the last two decades, China has increased its foreign aid contributions and quickly become the biggest donor to Africa. However, Chinese foreign aid comes with no strings attached and, as the British government warned, “the unconditional aid and cheap loans to African governments risks driving back into […]

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