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November 16, 2023

Virtual Roundtable: Moving From Commitment to Action: Improving Primary Health Care

FRIEDEN: Today we have Dr. Atul Gawande for a roundtable discussion. And Dr. Gawande is currently the Assistant Administrator for Global Health at the US Agency for International Development. He is l…

Play Doctor with stethoscope and white coat

November 23, 2023

Climate Change
Defunding Climate Action: What’s at Stake in GOP Cuts to International Aid

Under Republican leadership, the House of Representatives is doubling down on their efforts to slash U.S. funding for gender equality initiatives—and climate justice hangs in the balance.  

Women throw earthen pitchers onto the ground in protest against the shortage of drinking water outside the municipal corporation office in Ahmedabad, India, May 16, 2019.

September 20, 2023

Climate Change
Dinner of Extinction: A Taste of Climate Action

The “Dinner of Extinction” addresses the dangers the world faces due to climate change and rapidly deteriorating ecosystems. Panelists discussed the future of climate change and what can be done to p…

Play A tea garden worker holds freshly picked tea leaves in Assam, India.

September 14, 2023

United States
Action on Planet and People Depends on Growth

Mobilizing investments needed to transition to net-zero energy require broad public backing and participation. Since poor people are less likely to support climate action, simultaneous efforts to all…


December 6, 2023

Stephen C. Freidheim Symposium on Global Economics

The 2023 Stephen C. Freidheim Symposium on Global Economics will discuss international economic leadership. This symposium is presented by the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies a…

December 6, 2023

United States
COP28 Can Deliver Progress on Climate Change, but Will It?

Committed global action at every level of government, the economy, and society is needed to tackle such a complex, multifaceted challenge, and a growing awareness that time is running out should help…


December 4, 2023

C. Peter McColough Series on International Economics With Gary Gensler

Gary Gensler of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) discusses investor protection, fair markets, capital formation, and the role of American capital markets in the global economy. Th…

Play U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Gary Gensler testifies before a House Financial Services Committee oversight hearing on Capitol Hill.

December 1, 2023

Climate Change
Climate, Conflict, and COP28: The Burden on Unstable Regions

In Dubai, leaders should focus their attention on policy solutions for vulnerable regions where climate change is amplifying the consequences of armed conflict and compounding failures of governance…

A vehicle with Somali National Army soldiers passes a group of goat carcasses lie on ground formerly used for pasture by local herders on October 17,2022 near Doolow in the Gedo region of South West Somalia.

July 6, 2023

Will China’s Reliance on Taiwanese Chips Prevent a War?

U.S. reliance on Taiwanese chips gives it a major stake in preserving peace in the Taiwan Strait but does not make a war between China and Taiwan less likely.

The logo of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) can be seen alongside images of silicon chips in Hsinchu, Taiwan.