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Volunteering With Spreadsheets, Not Screwdrivers

Stanley S. Litow | Posted 08.03.2011 | Impact
Stanley S. Litow

This timely, new program offers the rest of us an opportunity to do our part, with our own unique skills.

Flawed Earthquake Report a Bullwhip On the Backs of Haitians

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 08.02.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

In this age of public relations ploys masquerading as news, and personal and political agendas disguised as newsworthy "leaks," it is imperative that readers, writers, and editors apply critical thinking before jumping onto the information bandwagon.

A Special Relationship to Save Lives

Joanne Carter | Posted 07.25.2011 | World
Joanne Carter

Each year about 8.8 million children in developing countries die from mostly preventable and treatable conditions. Nearly 40 percent of those deaths are from two common diseases: pneumonia and diarrhea.

Handicap International Renews Focus On Humanitarian Aid

Rahim Kanani | Posted 07.21.2011 | Impact
Rahim Kanani

Dr. Richardier was responsible for Handicap International's involvement as a founder of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines, which was collectively awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997.

Nutrition Rich National Security

Dan Silverstein | Posted 07.18.2011 | Business
Dan Silverstein

On May 24th, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs* will host a conference in Washington, D.C. to reinforce the relationship between food security in ...

Honoring Our Mothers by Changing the Dialogue

Carol Peasley | Posted 07.12.2011 | World
Carol Peasley

By stating simple facts and stepping away from the emotional rhetoric of the past 25 years, the Council on Foreign Relations has paved the way to improved lives for women, mothers and children globally.

WATCH: Celebrate The Technologies That Aid Moms In Need

Kate Otto | Posted 03.18.2012 | Impact
Kate Otto

As Americans gather on Sunday to honor our mamas, we should also be celebrating "MAMA," a new global health initiative launched by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

A New Voice for Women in U.S. Aid

Ritu Sharma | Posted 07.05.2011 | World
Ritu Sharma

Women are the majority of the more than one billion people living on just a dollar a day, and account for 6 out of 10 of the world's hungry. Despite this, they very often get left out of assistance programs.

Haiti: Seeding "Reconstruction" or Seeding Destruction?

Jane Regan | Posted 07.01.2011 | Green
Jane Regan

About a month ago, a team of journalists in Haiti released a nine-article study of a massive seed distribution that took place after the earthquake la...

Weekly Pulse: DCCC Ad Shows Grandpa Stripping for Extra Cash to Pay for Medicare

The Media Consortium | Posted 06.20.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5z7FiBsR8OQ[/youtube] How will the next generation of seniors ...

Mortenson Is Not the Sole Suspect

Saad Khan | Posted 06.19.2011 | World
Saad Khan

There is more pomp and show with some modern charity organizations than actual groundwork. Corruption is a necessary evil even if an organization tries hard to stay transparent.

Our Job in Pakistan

Taha Gaya | Posted 06.11.2011 | Politics
Taha Gaya

We are already making smart development investments in Pakistan in energy and agriculture, but until we make credible game-changing investments in basic education, we can expect those gains to be unsustainable in the long-term.

Education Will Bring Societies Together -- We Can't Depend on Governmental Diplomacy Alone

David J. Skorton | Posted 06.08.2011 | College
David J. Skorton

The availability of high-quality postsecondary education is significant beyond the personal benefit of a college degree: the problem-solving capacity of a modern college or university and its graduates is enormous.

Impact of Global Health Cuts Alarming, But Not Alarmist

Joanne Carter | Posted 06.06.2011 | Politics
Joanne Carter

According to Dr. Rajiv Shah, head of the U.S. Agency for International Development, budget cuts proposed by the House would "lead to 70,000 kids dying" by scaling back on things like malaria and immunization programs.

David Wood

Libya's Civilians Suffer In Bloody Stalemate

HuffingtonPost.com | David Wood | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- Libya’s civilians, already suffering shortages of food, water and power, are being battered by Muammar Gaddafi’s military forces in ...

Counterproductive Contradictions Undermine U.S. Policy on Cuba

John McAuliff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John McAuliff

In an interview with Telemundo, reported by the Cuban Colada blog, Secretary of State Clinton sounded a cautiously optimistic note about the fate of i...

The New Arab World Requires New Public Diplomacy

Philip Seib | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Philip Seib

The new dynamics of the Arab world require a meaningful shift in public diplomacy strategy, with less emphasis on advertising and more on service.

Our House of Reps Resolution in Response to Japan Earthquake

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rep. Mike Honda

On March 15, 2011, as a Japanese-American Member of Congress and Chairman Emeritus of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, I introduced the following House resolution.

Can We Get an Africa Lead at USAID Already?

Todd Moss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Todd Moss

It's now 26 months since the inauguration and where the #%&$ is USAID's leadership?

Helene Gayle, President and CEO of CARE USA, on Empowering Women and Girls Worldwide

Rahim Kanani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Rahim Kanani

In a recent in-depth interview with Gayle, we discussed her advice to President Obama on foreign aid and future challenges and opportunities for the international development sector.

Rwanda: Healing the Scars of Genocide

David Weiss | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Weiss

As you pass through the country, it is hard to imagine that these same streets in this country the size of Hawaii were the scene of one of the worst human slaughters of the late 20th century.

What Do the Budget Battles Mean for Latin America?

Lisa Haugaard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lisa Haugaard

How will the House Republican leadership's proposal for this year's budget affect Latin America and U.S. relations with the region? What a colleague and I found is alarming.

How Rajiv Shah Can Buck the System: 5 Tips from the Frontlines of Conflict and Development

Jeremy Konyndyk | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jeremy Konyndyk

Administrator Shah is right to argue for the relevance -- even indispensability -- of USAID in stabilizing fragile states. Here is what he needs to do to make that vision a reality.

Ambassador Blasts U.S. Militarization of Foreign Policy and Development

Michael Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Michael Hughes

Ronald E. Neumann, former ambassador to Afghanistan, delivered a refreshing allocution on Wednesday denouncing the progressive militarization of U.S. foreign policy and underlining the perils it has wrought.

Dangers in U.S.-Pakistan Rift

Jayshree Bajoria | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jayshree Bajoria

The diplomatic spat between the U.S. and Pakistan over Embassy employee Raymond Davis's comes at a time when Pakistan is increasingly challenged by growing violence and a teetering economy.