Sheila Oviedo

Former GPI Global Intern


Sheila Oviedo joined the GPI Global Internship for fall 2008. She is an M.S. candidate at the New School University's Graduate Program in International Affairs, concentrating on security and development.

Prior to pursuing graduate studies, she worked as a Singapore-based Asia-Pacific analyst at an international emergency assistance company. A Philippine national, Oviedo has also worked as a policy analyst in the National Security Council of the Philippines, and as a reporter and contributor for various local and international media in Manila. She has an M.A. in international relations and strategic studies from Lancaster University in the United Kingdom, and a B.A. in journalism from the University of the Philippines. She recently served as a research intern at the International Peace Institute in New York, where she coauthored a study on the feasibility of standards implementation and enforcement in the private security industry.

Featured Work

CREDIT: <a href="">e-Magine Art</a> (<a href="">CC</a>).

JAN 14, 2009 Article

Policy Innovations Digital Magazine (2006-2016): Briefings: Boosting Access to Medicine

As cases from Indonesia to India have demonstrated, affordable drugs are often unavailable to the people who need them at the times they need them ...

CREDIT: <a href="">Randy Bautista</a> (<a href="">CC</a>).

NOV 18, 2008 Article

Policy Innovations Digital Magazine (2006-2016): Briefings: Electric Jeepneys Challenge a Philippine Icon

The Philippine passenger jeepney has started to shed its image as a smoke-belching, eardrum-busting public utility vehicle. Originally fashioned out of WWII American military jeeps, ...

Landmine Museum in Cambodia. Photo by <br><a href="">James Stewart</a> (<a href="">CC</a>).

OCT 22, 2008 Article

Policy Innovations Digital Magazine (2006-2016): Briefings: Rats and Robots Sniff Out Landmines

A small-but-growing number of private humanitarian efforts, some using rats and robots, are helping to address the global problem of landmines.

CREDIT: <a href="">Green Jobs Now</a> (<a href="">CC</a>).

OCT 15, 2008 Article

Policy Innovations Digital Magazine (2006-2016): Briefings: Green Jobs Transition Must Accelerate

Jobs will be created by the transition from a high-carbon economy to an energy-efficient one, but the transformation will have to be rapid and global ...

Kung fu training in East Timor. CREDIT: <a href="">J.&nbsp;P.&nbsp;Esperan&ccedil;a</a> (<a href="">CC</a>).

SEP 12, 2008 Article

Policy Innovations Digital Magazine (2006-2016): Briefings: Kung Fu Peace-building

Government and NGO efforts have helped to rehabilitate East Timor's martial arts youth gangs in the wake of election violence and the 2006 riots.