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September 4, 2014

China
Notable Quotables From THE BATTLE OF BRETTON WOODS Notable Quotables From THE BATTLE OF BRETTON WOODS

“The various currencies, which were all maintained on a stable basis in relation to gold and to one another, facilitated the easy flow of capital and of trade to an extent the full value of which …

October 15, 2012

Development
equatorial_guinea_SERF_index_human_rights How Well Do Countries Fulfill Economic and Social Rights?

The UN Human Rights Council will hold its 14th Universal Periodic Review this month to evaluate human rights practices in fourteen member states from across the globe. Countries are bound under inte…

October 22, 2012

Health
SERF_index_universal_periodic_review_UN_human_rights Holding Countries Accountable for Social and Economic Rights

Last week I introduced the SERF Index, a new measurement tool my colleagues Susan Randolph, Sakiko Fukuda-Parr, and I have built to evaluate social and economic rights fulfillment. The new index shed…

April 2, 2012

Immigration and Migration
Restrictive Immigration Laws - Latin America's Moment Estimating the Costs of Restrictive Immigration Laws

Much has been written about the rise of restrictive immigration laws in states such as Arizona, Alabama, and Georgia, both by those for and against these measures. What is now emerging are initial as…

February 27, 2015

Robots and Artificial Intelligence
Play Artificial-Intelligence-27F.jpg Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Humans and Robots in the Economy

MIT Professor Emeritus and Rethink Robotics Founder Rodney Brooks, Carnegie Mellon's Abhinav Gupta, and MIT's Andrew McAfee, join Nicholas Thompson, editor at NewYorker.com, to discuss artificial int…

February 27, 2015

Global
Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Humans and Robots in the Economy

MIT professor emeritus and Rethink Robotics’ founder Rodney Brooks, Carnegie Mellon’s Abhinav Gupta, and MIT’s Andrew McAfee, join Nicholas Thompson, editor at NewYorker.com, to discuss artificial in…

October 23, 2013

Americas
3D Printing: Challenges and Opportunities for International Relations

Experts discuss the challenges and opportunities of 3D printing.

July 24, 2013

China
A flag (L) bearing the logo of GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) flutters next to a Chinese national flag outside a GlaxoSmithKline office building in Shanghai on July 12, 2013. Knowing Autumn From a Falling Leaf: The GSK Probe and China’s Business Environment

There is a Chinese saying, Yi Ye Zhi Qiu, which means “Knowing that autumn is coming by seeing a single leaf fall.” This expression is fully applicable to the current business environment for foreign…