Giovanna Ban joined the Council on Foreign Relations in March 2017 as the chief investment officer. She is responsible for partnering with the Investment Committee in the investment management and oversight of the endowment portfolio and for managing the internal investment team. Previously she was a Managing Director at Cambridge Associates working in the US and Europe between 2000 and 2017. She holds a BS from Columbia University and an MBA from the Yale School of Management. She is also a chartered financial analyst.
The United States can only promote human rights abroad if it begins from a position of humility, acknowledging that the struggle to make America a more perfect union is ongoing.
The kafala system regulates the lives of tens of millions of migrant laborers in the Middle East, but growing outrage over human rights abuses, racism, and gender discrimination has fueled calls for reform.
Azerbaijan’s success in the conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh means Putin’s peace deal is likely to last. It also rules out further diplomacy.
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