Blog: February, 2014

Venezuela: You are not alone.

Posted on [created] by Blog Manager in Leadership, Politics and Society
A reflection on expatriates and the international community; why we should care, and what we can do.   What began on February 12 as a peaceful student protest in Caracas, Venezuela ... Read More »

Growing Up in Tehran, I Have A Unique Take on Non-Proliferation

Posted on [created] by Blog Manager in Diplomacy, Security/Intelligence
I was born during the Iran-Iraq War and grew up in post-conflict Tehran. My childhood, despite being quite normal, was dominated by politics. With academic parents in the fields of ... Read More »

A Young Egyptian's Perspective on Non-Proliferation in the Middle East

Posted on [created] by Blog Manager in Diplomacy, Security/Intelligence
Immersing myself in nonproliferation studies has been a thrilling life journey. Growing up in Egypt, I realized early in life that I live in a highly volatile region, where war rhetoric and existential threats prevailed ... Read More »

Cultural Barriers to Economic Success for Women: The Importance of Research and Data

Posted on [created] by Blog Manager in Economics and Finance, Global Development
As United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon said in his address to the U.N. General Assembly in September, 2013,  “The equation is simple: When girls ... Read More »

Gross European Happiness: A Challenge for EU Policymakers in 2014

Posted on [created] by c.alexandropoulos in Global Development, Leadership, Politics and Society
At the end of January, the place to be for the political chic was the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos. Politicians, economist and business leaders met to discuss myriad fundamental challenges to our future, from ... Read More »

Big Data, Bigger Politics

Posted on [created] by Blog Manager in Politics and Society
The late Daniel Patrick Moynihan, a former US Senator and UN Ambassador, once said, “Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not to his own facts." I would like to amend that to say ... Read More »

Reflections on the Use of Randomized Control Trials in Development

Posted on [created] by Blog Manager in Global Development
Proponents of Randomized Control Trials (RCTs), like The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab at MIT and Yale Economics Professor Dean Karlan of ... Read More »

Does Aid Work? Is That the Right Question?

Posted on [created] by Blog Manager in Global Development
With traditional donor countries in North America and Western Europe facing budget constraints, the debate over the effectiveness of aid is likely to continue. Before this issue is debated, practitioners and academics ... Read More »