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Where the Heck is Liberia: Meet Child Liberty

Recently Jonathan Lewis, an entrepreneur, started iOnPoverty, to answer the fundamental question:  how did you get that job in social enterprise?  Hundreds of young graduates are looking for gigs in the…

Weekly Review: Global Governance Afterthoughts

In this series we interview thought leaders on the big concepts in the week’s news. Below we examine the G8 and global governance issues with Parag Khanna. Parag Khanna spends…

Weekly Roundup: Malaria Making Progess?

This week the global health and development community marked World Malaria Day (April 25), highlighting new initiatives to fight malaria: the Partnership for Transforming Health Systems in tandem with the…

Weekly Roundup: Will Global Governance Ever Be Global?

A few weeks back, there was a lot of chatter about who would don the hat of president of the World Bank.  As the NYTimes reported, having more than one…

Weekly Roundup: Facing Drought and Hunger Again

Sahel: A Familiar Tale of Drought, Hunger, and Famine Last year, the Horn of Africa suffered from drought and famine.  Now, there’s news again that famine and drought are hitting…

Weekly Roundup: Burma Emerges

Burma: On the Threshold of Democracy? Civil society showed its force this week in Burma.  The people’s call for a more democratic nation finally came through when Aung San Suu…

Weekly Roundup: BRICS, Banks, and Baggage

Do We Need Another Bank? This week the BRICS (China, India, South Africa, Brazil, and Russia) met in Delhi to discuss the possibility of a BRIC bank; One that would…

Weekly Roundup: India and Its Numbers

Do India’s Numbers Add Up? India saw new figures this week. Poverty rates have dropped since India liberalized, with states such as UP and Bihar apparently progressing.  At first, the…

Weekly Roundup: Facebook’s Social Mission

Can One of America’s Biggest Tech Companies Pursue its Social Mission and a Massive IPO Simultaneously? Facebook’s IPO listing has caused quite a stir in the business community.  But, Zuckerberg…

Weekly Roundup: Davos, Igloos and the Future of Capitalism

WEF Discusses Global Inequality in the Swiss Alps This week the world’s political leaders, policy analysts, tech titans, successful businessmen, and members of the social sector convened for the annual…

Weekly Roundup: SOPA and the Art of the Online Protest

Hearing the Different Voices on SOPA People power is back.  Wednesday’s protests against the SOPA bill continue last year’s theme of the power of protest.  However, this time the protesters…

Weekly Roundup: Haiti’s Road to Recovery and India’s Recent Milestone

Two Years Later, Haiti is Regaining her Strength Two years ago, a 7.0 earthquake shook Haiti, destroying the country and killing over 300,000 people.  Then, the country faced another disaster-…

Weekly Roundup: B Corps in California and India’s New Rickshaw

CA Companies Wait in Line to Become B- Corps B-Corp law went into effect in California this week and a “a band of smiling millionaires, papers in hand, waiting to…

Weekly Roundup: Upbeat News to Start the New Year?

The Christian Science Monitor did a series recently, citing all the trends that are making the world a better place — yes, it may actually be getting better. Contrary to…

Weekly Roundup: Food Security Bill Sparks Discussion on Sustainability

India’s Controversial Food Bill: Despite the glowing success of India’s corporations in recent years, the country still has significant levels of inequality, leading to malnourishment and hunger among many of…