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China Is Hardly Doomed

Jonathan Adelman | Posted 07.18.2016 | World
Jonathan Adelman

The future will surely not be a straight up drive to power, economic and political greatness. But, the direction is clear. In the next 20 years China will emerge on the world stage as an economic superpower and a great military and political power.

The Expendable Value Of Black Life Is A Worldwide Issue

Ayana Malaika Crichlow | Posted 07.14.2016 | Black Voices
Ayana Malaika Crichlow

The loss of innocent black lives over the past few days is devastating and an atrocity. I pray that in the months and years to come we stay focused on...

The Ill Who Govern Us: How The State Of Health Of The Leaders In The Middle East Can Even Further Destabilize The Region And Perhaps Regions Further Afield

Hagay Sobol | Posted 07.11.2016 | World
Hagay Sobol

100 years on, it seems naive to continue to believe that the division of the region via the Sykes-Picot agreement is still relevant when the reality on the ground tells an entirely different story. The West must take this into account if it hopes to find a solution to a conflict by which it is now also directly concerned.

Transforming Communities with Small Amounts of Money

Ari Nessel | Posted 06.30.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

In South Los Angeles, Jamila Banks is on a mission. For the past 4 years, this mother of 3 has been running an after school enrichment program at a lo...

The Nigeria Power Situation: Hindsight, Insight and Foresight

Seyi Fabode | Posted 06.28.2016 | World
Seyi Fabode

My last post on the Nigeria power industry was a reaction to a Vanguard article by the Minister of Power. It was an article I read while at Murtala Mohammed Airport in the midst of what turned out to be a brief power outage.

UK Votes To Leave The EU, Trump Soaring In The Polls, And We Need A Wave Of Change Now

Martina Buchal | Posted 06.28.2016 | Politics
Martina Buchal

This is the price we pay for not being present to what happens in our world; for often choosing not to know the truths of our reality; or simply for not doing something because we feel the something we can do is not enough.

California's Classic Road Trip: The Pacific Coast Highway

David Code | Posted 06.24.2016 | Travel
David Code

Most of my family's travel is international, but when my son suggested driving the Pacific Coast Highway from San Francisco down to Los Angeles, we couldn't resist.

Confidence, Clarity, Realism and Unity Will Be Keys to Success of U.S. Leadership Around the World

Lee H. Hamilton | Posted 06.09.2016 | World
Lee H. Hamilton

As we watch the nightly television news or read the international section of any major newspaper or digital news, we see a world in disorder and turmoil.

Denver First Gen Grad Becomes Global Leader

Carol J. Carter | Posted 06.07.2016 | Denver
Carol J. Carter

Arnie Chacon, Director General of the Foreign Service and Director of Human Resources at the U.S. Department of State, was the first generation in his...

To the Graduate Who Wants to Work in International Affairs

Morgan Courtney | Posted 06.01.2016 | College
Morgan Courtney

I, too, was that bushy-tailed graduate once, and over time, I learned -- from myself and the travails of those hewing similar paths -- that despite the myriad ways people build careers in this field, there are some best practices.

Blog Series: The Alchemy of Business & Human Rights

Aaron Marr Page | Posted 06.01.2016 | World
Aaron Marr Page

"Business & Human Rights" (BHR) is an international legal and political framework, arising from the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights...

The Alchemy of Business & Human Rights (Part V): The Culture of Change

Aaron Marr Page | Posted 06.03.2016 | World
Aaron Marr Page

This blog series has been examining the booming new field of Business & Human Rights (BHR), which has revolutionized how the world's leading multinational corporations are talking about and engaging with human rights.

Hiroshima Saved My Life

Stanley Weiss | Posted 05.26.2016 | Politics
Stanley Weiss

The atomic bombs that America dropped on Japan in August of 1945 took more than 200,000 lives. But they probably saved mine.

Where Aren't You From? A Third Culture Kid's Identity Crisis

Rasha Rushdy | Posted 05.19.2016 | HuffPost Home
Rasha Rushdy

The question "where are you from?" is a difficult question to answer. "Yes, of course, sir. If your daughter is Egyptian, then your granddaughter is ...

12 Ways To Support Your Specialness

Bernard Hiller | Posted 05.18.2016 | Entertainment
Bernard Hiller

Being special is not just a feeling but an action. Many people may think they are special. But, you are not what you think. You are not what you say...

Foreign Policy Titans Converge at the 10th Lennart Meri Conference

Maris Hellrand | Posted 05.17.2016 | Politics
Maris Hellrand

When can you get the Estonian President, Prime Minister, Vice President of the EU, innumerable foreign ministers, ambassadors, and top think tankers all in the same place?

5 Tips for Headquarters to Work Better With International Offices

Cameron Craig | Posted 05.16.2016 | Business
Cameron Craig

Every time a regional person visits headquarters they find a ton of resources they never knew existed. Don't just share the obvious things like press materials, FAQs and images.

The World Will Not Get Better (By Itself)

Dr. Michael Laitman | Posted 05.11.2016 | World
Dr. Michael Laitman

Humans are a very supple species. Put them anywhere and they'll adapt. Just a few decades ago, if someone told us that several years from now there wo...

The Alchemy of Business and Human Rights (Part IV): The Rules of the Game

Aaron Marr Page | Posted 06.01.2016 | World
Aaron Marr Page

This blog series has been examining the booming success of the newly-framed Business & Human Rights (BHR) field with an admiring but critical eye, pic...

The Alchemy of Business and Human Rights (Part III): The Missing Institution

Aaron Marr Page | Posted 05.11.2016 | World
Aaron Marr Page

In the previous blogs in this series, we looked at the unique underlying terms of the Business & Human Rights (BHR) field that have arguably led to it...

Bosnian in Taiwan

Merima Trako | Posted 05.09.2016 | Travel
Merima Trako

Tao Yuan Airport in Taiwan, five-fifteen, early Tuesday morning. I am tired, sleepy and uncomfortable after my fifteen-hour flight. I push my luggage ...

Mother's Day: Death of a Carnival Queen

Cecilia Brainard | Posted 05.09.2016 | Women
Cecilia Brainard

By the time I was aware of things, my mother, Concepcion Cuenco Manguerra, had shed her Carnival-Queen ways, mostly because of circumstances - marriag...

How the Power of Story Can Change Reality

The Youth Assembly at the United Nations | Posted 05.09.2016 | Impact
The Youth Assembly at the United Nations

Inspired by her father's stories, a young Saudi Arabian girl moves closer toward her vision for herself, her community, and the world

A Stellar Starfish

Ed Gragert | Posted 05.06.2016 | Education
Ed Gragert

I had a feeling of deja vu when reading a book, written in 2006, that discovers a revolutionary new organizational structural model, when iEARN had been created 18 years earlier with that same "new" structure.

Building Capacity: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 05.06.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This week at The Pollination Project, we recognize seven individuals from around the world with projects aimed at building the capacity of the communi...