July 26, 2018Women and Women's Rights
Though Mao Zedong once famously claimed that “women hold up half the sky,” under Xi Jinping, women have little space to express dissenting opinions and even less for organized action. In 2015, the Ch…
December 10, 2015Human Rights
"Donald J. Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on," his campaign said. I thought…
February 14, 2018Religion
Tarek Elgawhary, Susan Hayward, Humera Khan, and Peter Mandaville discuss engaging religious communities in countering violent extremism.
September 22, 2016Global
Tony Blair and Irina Bokova discuss the role of education and civil society in preventing global extremism and raising awareness among governments.
February 18, 2016Privacy
Protecting the privacy of user data from unauthorized access is essential for business executives, policymakers, and users themselves. The pace of targeted attacks and massive data breaches is only i…
January 20, 2016United States
Robert Gates discusses civic duty and leadership, and addresses the future of U.S. national security and defense.
August 24, 2015Elections and Voting
The state of Virginia fashions itself as the “Birthplace of Presidents.” Eight American presidents, and four of the first five, were born in Virginia. But the Commonwealth has been suffering a dry sp…