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The 4 Words Stay-at-Home Parents Dread the Most -- and What That Says About America

(224) Comments | Posted December 10, 2015 | 9:49 AM

At a recent dinner, a prominent woman in foreign policy came up to me to say that she was contemplating a decision that would involve stepping down from a high-level job and spending more time with her adolescent child for a few years. Her friends, she told me, ranged from...

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Como o futuro do trabalho pode nos fazer mais felizes

(0) Comments | Posted January 23, 2015 | 11:20 AM

Caminhamos em direção a uma economia dramaticamente diferente, na qual os trabalhadores serão prestadores de serviços independentes em sua grande maioria. Os freelancers vão trabalhar sob demanda para quem quer que precise de seus serviços, em vez de ter cargas horárias fixas e um único empregador.

Como descreve a

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How the Future of Work May Make Many of Us Happier

(35) Comments | Posted January 21, 2015 | 8:52 AM

We're headed towards a dramatically different economy in which most workers will be independent contractors. Freelancers will work on demand for whoever needs their services rather than for fixed periods of time for a single employer.

As The Economist describes, workers will be on a platform that...

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Deutschland als Mittlermacht im Zentrum Europas

(0) Comments | Posted October 8, 2014 | 12:02 PM

Am Anfang steht Europa.

Für eine selbstbewusste, erfolgreiche und wirksame deutsche Außenpolitik ist es von grundlegender Bedeutung, dass Deutschland seine Rolle als zentrale Mittlermacht innerhalb der Europäischen Union bestmöglich nutzt.

Die EU des 21. Jahrhunderts wird immer weniger auf Föderalismus und immer mehr auf die Zusammenarbeit zwischen Regierungen...

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Thriving With My Birds

(0) Comments | Posted March 24, 2014 | 9:05 AM

I have never understood why "for the birds" means silly or crazy. The birds at my three feeders every morning - chickadees, titmice, sparrows, nuthatches, cardinals, woodpeckers, goldfinches, and even the flocks of starlings that pass through with their whistles and clicks - give me untold pleasure. The moments I...

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Behind Every Great Woman Is a Great Man

(77) Comments | Posted January 21, 2014 | 8:20 AM

Gender is once again on the World Economic Forum's agenda. At this year's Annual Meeting, a series of sessions will focus on the desirability of advancing the rights and economic power of women and girls around the world, and of continuing to close the gender gap in Western C-suites, boardrooms,...

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The Middle East's Arc of Prosperity

(40) Comments | Posted September 9, 2013 | 1:02 PM

This piece originally appeared in Project Syndicate

PRINCETON - As Egypt trembles on the brink of civil war, with alarming levels of violence and hardening divisions on all sides, it is hard to find a truly bright spot anywhere in the Middle East or North Africa. Syria's agony...

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Do You See the World As a Ladder or a Web?

(111) Comments | Posted June 6, 2013 | 7:32 AM

When I was a first-year law student in 1982 I read Carol Gilligan's In a Different Voice, in which she studied adolescent girls and boys and concluded that girls were more likely to gravitate toward an "ethic of care" and boys were more likely to express an "ethic of justice."...

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International Men's Day

(8) Comments | Posted March 8, 2011 | 10:52 AM

If we are going to empower women and girls around the world, we have to find new and better roles for men. Last week I led a State Department-sponsored delegation of women tech leaders to Liberia and Sierra Leone to meet with government officials, entrepreneurs, activists, telecommunication and banking executives,...

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Patriotism and Michelle Obama: A 4th of July Reflection

(47) Comments | Posted July 3, 2008 | 8:42 PM

Patriotism is not "my country right or wrong." In the words of the great German-American Civil War General, Republican Senator, Secretary of the Interior, journalist, editor and author Carl Schurz, it is: "Our country, right or wrong." When right to be kept right; when wrong to be put right." Another...

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Both Made History, But One of Them Had to Win

(124) Comments | Posted June 6, 2008 | 3:28 PM

So today it is truly over. I have very mixed emotions. Obama's speech on Tuesday night struck every chord -- personal humility combined with overarching faith, pride and determination in what this nation has achieved and can achieve again. I called our sons to watch history in the making; he...

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Stop Gotcha Politics on Iraq

(49) Comments | Posted March 20, 2008 | 2:22 PM

In his post earlier this week on the fifth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, Tom Hayden quotes a line from a 2004 Foreign Affairs article by Lee Feinstein and me radically out of context and infers from it a position that neither Lee nor I hold. The line...

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A Candidate of Hope and Hard Work

(41) Comments | Posted March 11, 2008 | 2:33 PM

"This election, which once elated me, is starting to depress me." That's what a friend of mine, an Obama supporter, wrote in connection with Samantha Power's resignation over calling Hillary a "monster". Whatever advantage the Clinton campaign may have gained out of this incident, it should be very careful not...

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The South Has Not Yet Been Won

(193) Comments | Posted February 12, 2008 | 8:44 AM

"Don't lose your head and win." That's what my father used to tell me, only half in jest, whenever I went out to play tennis with a boy. I grew up in Virginia, where the message was clear. Women could succeed, but never by beating men outright. Drew Faust, the...

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The Humility of True Greatness

(16) Comments | Posted May 26, 2007 | 1:00 PM

This Memorial Day we will hear a great deal, rightly, about the magnitude and nobility of the sacrifice that our veterans have made for their country. What we will not hear about is the humility demanded by that sacrifice; the humility, in Dwight Eisenhower's words, that "must always be the...

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