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February 16, 2015

President George W. Bush meets with former Presidents and President-elect Obama in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, January 2009. (Kevin Lamarque/courtesy Reuters) TWE Celebrates Presidents’ Day

Today is Presidents’ Day. It is a TWE tradition to recognize the forty-three men—and they have all been men—who have been president on Presidents’ Day with the following essay. If you are lucky enoug…

February 17, 2014

President George W. Bush meets with former Presidents and President-elect Obama in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, January 2009. (Kevin Lamarque/courtesy Reuters) TWE Celebrates Presidents’ Day

Today is Presidents’ Day. It is a TWE tradition to recognize the forty-three men—and they have all been men—who have been president on Presidents’ Day with the following essay. If you are lucky enoug…

December 30, 2013

Diplomacy and International Institutions
The sun sets over Clifton Beach in Cape Town, South Africa. (Mike Hutchings/Courtesy Reuters) Remembering Ten World Figures Who Died in 2013

Last Thursday, I wrote about ten Americans who died in 2013 who helped shape U.S. foreign policy through their vision, service, intellect, or courage. Below are ten world figures who died in 2013. Ea…

October 17, 2013

Regional Organizations
Mayors pose for picture during the Rio+C40 Megacity Mayors Taking Action on Climate Change in Rio de Janeiro Start Spreading the News: Can Cities Govern the World?

Benjamin Barber doesn’t just love cities. He’s convinced they hold the secret to effective, democratic global governance. As nation-states and international institutions flail in addressing transnati…

February 15, 2013

President George W. Bush meets with former Presidents and President-elect Obama in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, January 2009. (Kevin Lamarque/courtesy Reuters) TWE Celebrates Presidents’ Day

Monday is Presidents’ Day. It is a TWE tradition to recognize the forty-three men—and they have all been men—who have been president on Presidents’ Day with the following essay. Enjoy the three-day w…

March 22, 2012

Asia
Former Khmer Rouge leader "Brother Number Two" Nuon Chea (C) sits in the court room at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) on the outskirts of Phnom Penh, December 5, 2011. Another Judge Quits Khmer Rouge Tribunal

Earlier this week, another of the foreign judges on the Khmer Rouge (KR) tribunal quit: Laurent Kaspar-Ansermet from Switzerland. According to press reports and his own statement, he quit because of …

March 29, 2012

United States
Memorial Srebrenica The Power of Witness: Imagery and Mass Atrocities

* coauthored with my research associate, Emma Welch Warning: This blog post contains graphic images. Last week, I was fortunate to attend a workshop at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, “Power of…

February 20, 2012

President George W. Bush meets with former Presidents and President-elect Obama in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, January 2009. (Kevin Lamarque/courtesy Reuters) TWE Celebrates Presidents’ Day

It is a TWE tradition to recognize the forty-three men—and they have all been men—who have been president on Presidents’ day with the following essay: A few presidents have loved the job. Teddy Roos…

February 21, 2011

 U.S. President George W. Bush meets with former Presidents and President-elect Obama in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, January 2009. TWE Celebrates Presidents’ Day Because It Is the Day of Presidents

President George W. Bush meets with former Presidents and President-elect Obama in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, January 2009. (Kevin Lamarque/courtesy Reuters) Being president o…