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Humanitarian Relief

Can Drones And 3-D Printers Save Lives? Emerging Technology Choices In Humanitarian Response

Joseph Agoada | Posted 03.29.2015 | Impact
Joseph Agoada

How do we heed the advice of Mr. Gates and act today to enable the major leaps of the next decade that will save hundreds of thousands of lives?

3 Million and Counting

Gregory Beals | Posted 10.29.2014 | World
Gregory Beals

With Syria's war well into its third year, another depressing marker has been crossed - now more than 3 million men, women and children live as refu...

Nature Is Indiscrimate: We Are Not

Lee Bycel | Posted 12.26.2011 | World
Lee Bycel

I went to Haiti because I was fortunate enough to just lose some glass and personal items in the Northridge quake, live through something very unpleasant and then return to life.

One Woman Supplies Medical Care To Kids Crippled By War, Disaster

Posted 05.28.2011 | Impact

Wa'ad, a 9-year-old from Iraq, was just being a kid when his life changed. He was out walking and casually began kicking around a bottle on the roadsi...

Danny Ayalon Needs to Thank Palestinians Too [UPDATED]

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Steve Clemons

Disasters are often opportunities for good will and human empathy to get some momentum and move those in conflict in a healthier direction.

Overcoming Cultural Barriers With Sound Economics

Sarah Cliffe | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sarah Cliffe

Once economic necessity lowers cultural barriers, women can use the opportunity to renegotiate power relations within the household and the community.

Haiti: Devastation, Tragic Loss of Life and Immediate Need for Worldwide Support

Ann M. Veneman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ann M. Veneman

In addition to what appears to be large loss of life and injuries, early reports indicate massive infrastructure damage, including schools that have collapsed, homes destroyed, and hospitals overwhelmed.

What in the World Can Obama Do?

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

The institutions created after World War II, while serving us well in many instances, seem not up to the task to take on this century's challenges. Here are several doable big-think ideas for Obama.