Keep Elites Accountable, But Don’t Dumb the Issues Down

August 11, 2016

Complex global challenges require committed activists who stand on principle, as well as experts on the inside who can play the political game. You know you’re a wonk when your nighttime reading is as thick as the latest Stephen King novel, but no one in your family is clamoring to borrow your...

Education and Employment: Bridging the Divide (Part 2/2)

September 18, 2013

In the Middle East and North Africa, rates of unemployed young women are eight times that of men. This is the last of a two part series. Read part one here. As Jamie McAuliffe, president and CEO of Education for Employment (EfE), remarked at the WEF conference in Jordan: “We are trying to get...

Education and Employment: Bridging the Divide (Part 1/2)

September 12, 2013

In the Middle East and North Africa, rates of unemployed young women are eight times that of men. This is the first of a two part series. After more than two years, economic issues raised during the Arab Uprisings are still lingering on government agendas. Along with governance and transparency...

Dynasties in India

March 17, 2013

In the 21st Century, Indian politics is still dominated by dynasties, raising concerns about the health of its democracy.  Background India is a country where familial ties run strong. This often makes individuals secure and society stable. The old adage that blood is thicker than water is...

Rape, Murder, Corruption… It’s Anarchy Sans Rebellion

February 11, 2013

The gang rape case in New Delhi unveils the government's incapability to impose law and order. The gang rape of a hapless girl in a bus on busy roads of India’s capital city New Delhi on December 16 is just another slap on the face of Indian democracy. Crime in the city has become a way...