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George Rupp

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The Sensible Center: The Challenge of an Intergenerational Compact

(0) Comments | Posted December 27, 2012 | 12:15 PM

In this holiday season, we cannot but consider the relations among generations -- parents with their parents, parents with their children, grandparents with their grandchildren and great grandchildren.

So it is an optimal time to seek a way forward in the face of the terrible cross-currents confronting us. In our...

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7 Ways the U.S. Can Fight Drought in Africa

(4) Comments | Posted July 28, 2011 | 4:42 PM

The United Nations has declared a famine in the Horn of Africa, surprising no one who works in the region. As early as August 2010 there were indications that a crisis loomed. Now more than 3.7 million Somalis, or half of the entire population, are in need of aid.

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Haitian Lives Still to Save

(3) Comments | Posted March 30, 2010 | 1:04 PM

This is a joint commentary by the presidents of eight leading humanitarian aid organizations operating in Haiti: George Rupp of International Rescue Committee, Charles MacCormack of Save the Children, Nancy A. Aossey of International Medical Corps, Ruth Messinger of American Jewish World Service, Raymond Offenheiser of Oxfam America, Nancy Lindborg...

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Uprooted Iraqis: Worse Off, Not Better

(6) Comments | Posted March 18, 2010 | 5:53 PM

Over the past three years, we have investigated one of the unintended byproducts of the Iraq War: uprooted Iraqis. While the exact numbers are disputed, it is safe to say that between 3 and 4 million Iraqis have been forced to flee. Today, despite occasional reports exaggerating the numbers returning...

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