Fellow for Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy
Opportunity and exclusion in the global economy: poverty and economic development, property rights, natural resources, global economic governance, fragile states, emerging economies, transitions, rule of law.
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CFR Fellow for Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy
The United States and France are among the biggest development aid donors, but none have reached the United Nations development aid goal for 2015. However, their development aid policies greatly contribute to fighting poverty in the world and improve education and health systems in developing countries. In light of these contributions and difficulties, CFR Fellow Terra Lawson-Remer and policy specialist at the United Nations Development Programme Thierry Soret compare French and American development aid policies and draw similarities and differences between them.
CFR Fellow Terra Lawson-Remer and Michael A. Cohen of the Century Foundation discuss U.S. foreign policy and its relationship with the Islamic world.
Terra Lawson-Remer, CFR fellow for Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy, discusses foreign policy and its role in the 2012 U.S. presidential election as well as the relationship between the United States and China.
Recently by adopted by Social Watch—the foremost international network of grassroots civil society organizations—as one of three core indices of social progress, the SERF index measures the extent to which countries meet their obligations to fulfill economic and social rights: the right to food, the right to adequate shelter, the right to healthcare, the right to education, the right to decent work, the right to social security, and protection against discrimination. It is the first of its kind to allow cross-country comparisons and to assess whether the situation of rights-fulfillment in a country is improving or deteriorating. To explore Terra's work with this acclaimed index, visit the SERF website.