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November 3, 2017

Technology and Innovation
Play AI The Future of Artificial Intelligence and its Impact on Society

THOMPSON: All right. Hello, everybody. Welcome to the closing session of the Council on Foreign Relations 22nd Annual Term Member Conference with Ray Kurzweil. I’m Nicholas Thompson. I will be pre…

October 21, 2016

Global
Poor World Cities: A Conversation with Edward Glaeser

Edward Glaeser, Fred and Eleanor Glimp Professor of Economics at Harvard University, discusses poor world megacities, the reasons their growth differs from previous patterns of urbanization, and the …

May 3, 2016

Sub-Saharan Africa
Zuma_protest South African President Zuma’s Legal Problems Unlikely to Drive Him From Office

South Africa’s High Court has ruled against the president yet again. It has determined that the prosecutor’s decision to drop 783 charges of corruption against Zuma should be reviewed. According to t…

November 4, 2015

Sub-Saharan Africa
IT Africa Kenya’s Silicon Savannah Spurs Tech in Sub-Saharan Africa

This is a guest post by Aubrey Hruby and Jake Bright. They are the authors of The Next Africa: An Emerging Continent Becomes a Global Powerhouse. The role of technology in sub-Saharan Africa is grow…

November 20, 2015

China
Zimbabwe Stock Exchange Africa Taps Global Bond Markets at Rapid Rate

This is a guest post by Aubrey Hruby and Jake Bright. They are the authors of The Next Africa: An Emerging Continent Becomes a Global Powerhouse. Sub-Saharan African governments are tapping global c…

June 27, 2011

Fossil Fuels
Is Shale Gas a Ponzi Scheme?

[Dear new readers: This post is part of a blog on energy and climate issues. Click here for the full blog.] The New York Times’ war on shale gas continues with two more big stories by Ian Urbina. Th…