Jagdish Bhagwati examines the current feud in Bangladesh between Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Mohammed Yunus, the founder of the microloan-making Grameen Bank, and hopes the affair will pave the way to liberal reforms that will transform the Bangladeshi economy.
This New York Times article by Robert H. Frank, an economics professor at the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University, chronicles the growth of inequality since the mid-1970's and examines the social costs corresponding to this increse in income disparity.
The United Nations General Assembly adopted this document on September 17, 2010 following the High-level Plenary Meeting of the sixty-fifth session of the General Assembly on the Millennium Development Goals.
The $9.9 billion pledged toward Haitian reconstruction at last week's donors' conference will be ineffective without insisting that funding for housing and jobs be wedded to overall goals for Haitian political and economic stability, says CFR expert Kara McDonald.
Speaker: Andrew Witty Presider: Vijay V. Vaitheeswaran
Andrew Witty, Chief Executive Officer of Glaxosmithkline, speaks about innovative and economically sustainable new ways to ensure pharmaceutical access to populations in the developing world. This meeting is part of the CEO speaker series which aims to educate the CFR membership on the private sector's important role in the policy debate by engaging the global business community's top leadership. Members benefit from hearing CEOs' perspectives as well as interacting with them in an informal setting; in turn, CEOs have the opportunity to highlight the work of their organization and strengthen their relationship with CFR.
Haiti's earthquake created a need for a tremendous short-term relief effort but also long-term reconstruction that could take decades and cost billions, says former Peace Corps director Mark L. Schneider.
The Council on Foreign Relations' David Rockefeller Studies Program—CFR's "think tank"—is home to more than seventy full-time, adjunct, and visiting scholars and practitioners (called "fellows"). Their expertise covers the world's major regions as well as the critical issues shaping today's global agenda. Download the printable CFR Experts Guide.