Hearing President Obama's speech on the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, we are encouraged by the progress America has made to live up to its promise.
Changing ourselves changes the world. In 2013, a group of daily givers, myself included, committed to provide seed funding to a fledgling social ch...
I was reminded of the plight of these children when my wife and I recently visited Rwanda for the 20th Anniversary Commemoration of the Rwandan genocide.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Apr 9, 2014 How unusua...
The objects were picked on the basis of their use to the young girls in their daily lives and conducted in different provinces of Rwanda. It revealed that the majority of the girls picked the sewing machine over the other objects.
We've had a spate of good news on the economic front recently. Does this mean that we are finally out of the fiscal woods? According to our most recen...
Summer is nigh, the fulfillment of travel promises of earlier months, and with as yet no sign to remind one that the fresh young loveliness of hitting the road will ever fade.
Africa (the continent, not the country) has an Alcatraz, and it's the Central African Republic (CAR). "This is hell within hell," one man states as h...
Ubiquitous mangoes, grandiose mosques, endless coastlines and welcoming locals are the core images that come to mind when I reflect on the three months I spent in West Africa.
The huge room for increases in healthcare spending in African economies, coupled with the growth of their middle classes and booming populations, point to explosive potential.
Rwanda had to create something virtually unique in Africa: government that was corruption-free, a plan to turn away foreign aid as soon as possible, and a reliance on business standards to encourage competition and efficiency.
The model itself is complex, incorporating the activities of multiple countries and goods, but the concept is simple: If all else remains equal, how much more money can we expect sub-Saharan Africans to make if they just switched to GM?
It is not rocket science to deduce that on a continent that has an abundance of natural resources, but highly challenged with human resources, the first focus of any development policy should be the economic empowerment of women! No, this is not a cliché. It is a life and death situation.
It was a little over a year after I won the 2012 Undergraduate Award when I got accepted to the 2014 Clinton Global Initiative University conference. The acceptance came as a surprise. Used to reading books and writing papers, I'd long held the mistaken belief that the so-called start-up culture was an antithesis of academia.
It is tempting. But let's dodge a violation of Godwin's Law and instead look at what really matters: the alarming resurgence of religious fascism around the globe.
My reaction: Sad but sadly not surprising. The sad part is, how can our hearts not break when members of our human family fall victim to the scourge of sectarian violence?