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Climate Change, Our Children's Future And The "Oh Sh*t" Moment

Kelly Rigg | Posted 10.13.2015 | Green
Kelly Rigg

President Obama has taken extraordinary measures to lower U.S. CO2 emissions, especially considering the congressional hand he was dealt. But it's nowhere near enough, and I can't help wonder what more he might have done if he'd experienced a life-changing moment.

How Much Money Is the World Bank Spending to Intimidate Staff?

Nezir Sinani | Posted 09.16.2015 | World
Nezir Sinani

The Bank is spending precious resources investigating its own staff to prevent leaks containing information that people around the world are entitled to know about in the first place.

Pug, Poodle or Pit Bull: Who's Watching the World Bank Group?

Nezir Sinani | Posted 07.24.2015 | World
Nezir Sinani

Since Jim Kim took up the Presidency of the World Bank Group in July 2012, heads have rolled, boxes have been moved around the organizational chart, and an unprecedented drive to shave $400 million from the budget has been undertaken.

World Bank's Peru Consultation Ends Early With a Walkout

Nezir Sinani | Posted 04.14.2015 | Green
Nezir Sinani

Like previous consultations, Lima was draped in a sense of secrecy with a total lack of transparency from the get go. This is not the way to start out on the right foot.

Congress Warns World Bank Not to Dilute Safeguards

Nezir Sinani | Posted 02.15.2015 | Politics
Nezir Sinani

The World Bank is currently in the process of an unprecedented review of its social and environmental safeguard policies -- many of which were inspired by acts of Congress and U.S. government advocacy over the last few decades.

Mission Impossible

Nezir Sinani | Posted 01.25.2015 | Green
Nezir Sinani

The World Bank released a new report on Sunday sounding the alarm that climate change impacts, such as extreme heat events, may now be "unavoidable."

Concrete Action Needed This Week from the World Bank and IMF to Combat Inequality

Raymond C. Offenheiser | Posted 12.08.2014 | Impact
Raymond C. Offenheiser

At this week's annual meetings of the World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund (IMF), the topic of inequality is buzzing. And rightly so given that extreme economic inequality is one of the largest barriers to ending extreme poverty.

Costly Coal: IMF Shows Why Coal Is Not Cheap

Nezir Sinani | Posted 10.07.2014 | Green
Nezir Sinani

Energy use is critical for any development, but it can also result in excessive environmental and social negative effects, bearing huge costs to the economy.

WATCH: Is Meditation The Path To True Happiness?

Posted 03.17.2014 | Healthy Living

Can meditation help us to achieve lasting personal happiness? According to the Seon Buddhist tradition, the answer is yes. "To the extent that we ...

WATCH: The Simple, Ancient Practice That Can Help You Deal With Pain and Loss

Posted 03.14.2014 | Religion

How do you react when you get upset or hurt? In spite of all the coping methods we learn in the course of our lives -- from our parents, from experts,...

WATCH: Meet The Harvard-Educated Monk Who's Bringing Ancient Wisdom To YouTube

Posted 03.17.2014 | Religion

Hwansan Sunim is anything but your typical Harvard grad. After college, he earned a post-graduate degree in psychology at NYU, and then rerouted his l...

We Can End AIDS

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 09.20.2012 | Impact
Kolleen Bouchane

Ending the suffering from AIDS is possible in our lifetime. To know it's possible, one need only to see how the investment and the life-saving treatments and drugs that followed it have stalled a once booming coffin making business in Southern Africa.

World Bank Group President-Elect Jim Yong Kim: Tackling the World's Troubles

Lonna Saunders | Posted 07.15.2012 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

As Dartmouth's outgoing president, World Bank Group President-Elect Jim Yong Kim stressed the importance of interdisciplinary research. The need for students to engage with the rest of the world. To push beyond their comfort zone.

Asking the Right Questions: What Should New World Bank President Focus On?

John Sullivan | Posted 06.26.2012 | World
John Sullivan

How has the unique economic history of different countries shaped them, what is it like to do business there now because of that legacy, and what lessons can they learn from other countries with a similar background?

Jim Yong Kim for the World Bank

Simon Johnson | Posted 06.15.2012 | World
Simon Johnson

The reaction to Jim Yong Kim's nomination from development economists and people experienced in the business of lending to poor countries has been overwhelmingly negative. They are making a big mistake. Mr. Kim would make an excellent World Bank president.