How Localization Can Help Overcome Extreme Poverty

June 22, 2019

The World Bank Group’s Mahmoud Mohieldin believes innovative financing and partnerships are needed to meet the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Countries that have invested in human capital, infrastructure and decent systems of social protection have made more progress than others in...

Service-Learning Trips: What Not To Do

May 22, 2017

Summer service-learning projects that take place in the global south can easily slip into reaffirming unequal relations of power between students and host communities. With summer just around the corner, many college and high school students are preparing to head out for service-learning trips....

New Thinking on Education Needed to Compete in the World

May 10, 2017

To compete in the 21st-century global economy, America needs a 21st-century education system. Income inequality in America is at its highest point since the 1920s. For all our divisions, Americans understand that too much of the wealth our economy is producing is going to those at the very top,...

Donald Trump: The Hunger President

April 20, 2017

As famine descends on a huge swath of the globe, the White House is rolling back aid, ramping up conflict and risking more climate chaos. One death is a tragedy; a million deaths is a statistic. The quote comes from Joseph Stalin. The policy comes from Donald Trump. Trump famously changed his...

The Voices of the World

March 07, 2017

Training young minds to create a new global discourse that is diverse, deep and meaningful is the crying need of the hour. Climate change is a challenge facing the entire planet. Yet different countries have different perspectives even when they agree on the enormity of the challenge. The...