Society and Culture

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A Conversation with Shaun Casey

Speaker: Shaun Casey

Shaun Casey leads a conversation on the role of the Office of Faith-Based Community Initiatives and the state of religion in the United States and abroad, as part of the Eighth Annual Religion and Foreign Policy Summer Workshop.

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Child Brides, Global Consequences

Authors: Gayle Tzemach Lemmon and Lynn S. ElHarake

One-third of the world's girls are married before the age of eighteen, limiting both their educational and economic potential. Child marriage is damaging to global prosperity and stability, yet despite the urgency of the issue, there remains a significant lack of data on the subject. Senior Fellow Gayle Tzemach Lemmon discusses both the factors that contribute to and strategies that have proved effective against child marriage.

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Op-Ed

Responsibility for the Tragedy

Author: Julia E. Sweig
Folha de Sao Paulo

As the refugee crisis in Central America intensifies, Julia Sweig reflects in her column on the complex origins of this tragedy and human cost of the failure to address the immigration problem.

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Fragile States, Fragile Lives

Author: Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

Curbing child marriage has become increasingly important to the global development discussion, but it has yet to become central to the discussion about security and stability. Senior Fellow Gayle Tzemach Lemmon reviews child marriage trends in fragile countries affected by natural disasters and/or armed conflict, and offers policy recommendation on how the United States can ensure that girls and women are still able to reach their full potential even in times of social instability and insecurity.

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Op-Ed

The Jill Abramson Case

Author: Julia E. Sweig
Folha de Sao Paulo

In the wake of the New York Times' dismissal of Jill Abramson, Julia Sweig reflects in her column on the unique challenges professional women face ascending to leadership positions in public or public-oriented organizations.

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