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View Resource U.S. Senate

The website www.senate.gov has been around for over a decade and during that time the site has gone through several incarnations and revisions. Most recently, the site was completely redesigned, and is worth several visits. Visitors to the site will definitely want to take a look through some of the primary areas accessible directly from the homepage, including “Senators”, “Reference”, and...

https://www.senate.gov/
View Resource Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities was founded in 1981 to take a close look at how various budget choices have affected the lives of low-income Americans. Since then the center has continued to grow more expansive, covering budget priorities at the state level as well. First-time visitors to the site will find a host of materials of note, including a number of “Issues In Depth” special...

https://www.cbpp.org
View Resource U.S. Chamber of Commerce

One would be hard pressed to find a better slogan for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce than “Fighting for Your Business”, so it is rather fortunate that they have already effectively trademarked these exact words. With a long and storied history dating back to 1912, the U.S Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest not-for-profit business federation, representing over 3 million businesses and 2800...

https://www.uschamber.com/
View Resource Transparency International

With headquarters in Berlin, Transparency International (TI) is an international non-governmental organization dedicated to combating corruption in its many guises across the world. As their website notes, TI “focuses on prevention and reforming systems”. With a well-designed and rather elegant homepage, visitors will find much to admire here. The top of the homepage provides access to their “In...

https://www.transparency.org/en/
View Resource Traffic

The trade in wild species is difficult to regulate, despite the presence of numerous international organizations dedicated to this cause. One such organization is TRAFFIC, which is a wildlife trade monitoring network primarily concerned with making sure that this trade does not pose a threat to the conservation of nature. Since its founding in 1976, the group has been concerned with monitoring...

https://www.traffic.org/
View Resource North Atlantic Treaty Organization

Created in 1949, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is an alliance of 26 different countries from both sides of the Atlantic. With a mutual agenda, these countries have worked together on a wide array of ventures, including peacekeeping missions and monitoring terrorist activities. On their website, visitors can learn about their more recent work, as well as previous activities, such as...

https://www.nato.int/
View Resource Internet Society

The Internet is certainly a vast and, at times, quite chaotic place. Fortunately, there are organizations such as the Internet Society which "provides leadership in addressing issues that confront the future of the Internet". With over 20,000 individual members in over 180 countries, it has a broad range of members located in most corners of the world. Perhaps one of the most important areas of...

https://www.internetsociety.org/
View Resource Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities

While a number of web-based initiatives in the sciences were quick to put their proverbial flag in the sand of the Internet, the humanities took a bit longer in adopting these new technologies. One of the leaders in this field has been the Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities at the University of Virginia. Established in 1992, the Institute has created a number of research projects...

http://www.iath.virginia.edu
View Resource Improving the Lives of the Urban Poor

Concern about the lives of the poor in the developing world continues to be a focus for a number of important organizations, including the United Nations’ Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific. One area of particular interest has been improving the lives of those poor persons in urban areas, areas that are often overlooked by programs designed to alleviate the massive amounts of...

https://www.unescap.org/resources/improving-lives-urban-poor...
View Resource The Fall of Enron

The very mention of Enron is enough to make some people rather upset, and in some circles, it is probably best not to bring up the name of this corporation at all. But, with an eye towards informing the public, the Houston Chronicle has taken on this thorny topic by creating this rather comprehensive and intelligent look at the fall of this once-mighty corporation. On the site, visitors can learn...

https://www.chron.com/business/enron/
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