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February 22, 2024

Palestinian Territories
The UN’s Palestinian Aid Controversy: What’s at Stake

The leading UN aid agency for Palestinian refugees is engulfed in allegations that twelve of its employees were involved in the Hamas attacks on southern Israel. The agency faces severe funding cutba…

April 28, 2023

Women and Economic Growth
Women This Week: Children in South Asia Represent Plurality of Global Child Brides, UNICEF Reports

Welcome to “Women Around the World: This Week,” a series that highlights noteworthy news related to women and U.S. foreign policy. This week’s post covers April 22 to April 28.   

A bride looks on during a Muslim mass marriage ceremony amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Mumbai, India February 14, 2021.

January 4, 2024

United States
Daughters and Sons Guest Event: Fellows’ Book Launch—God, Guns, and Sedition

In God, Guns, and Sedition, Bruce Hoffman and Jacob Ware offer the definitive account of the rise of far-right terrorism in the United States—and how to counter it. In recent years shocking acts o…

Play People grieving at the site of the site of the church shooting massacre in Charleston, South Carolina

February 5, 2024

Health
Virtual Roundtable: A Conversation on Food and Nutrition Policy With Francesco Branca

FRIEDEN: Thank you so much for joining us. I'm delighted today that we have Dr. Francesco Branca with us for a conversation about nutritional issues very broadly. Francesco is Director of the Departm…

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February 7, 2024

United States
Seeking Protection: How the U.S. Asylum Process Works

Record numbers of migrants seeking to cross the southern U.S. border are challenging the Joe Biden administration’s attempts to restore asylum protections. Here’s how the asylum process works.

U.S. Border Patrol processes migrants seeking asylum in Yuma, Arizona.

February 8, 2024

Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
The Israel-Hamas War: The Humanitarian Crisis in Gaza

International calls for a cease-fire are mounting as the humanitarian situation in Gaza deteriorates rapidly amid the ongoing war between Israel and Hamas.

February 19, 2020

United Nations
Sorensen Distinguished Lecture on the United Nations: Protecting Our Children’s Future

Henrietta Fore discusses the work of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) as well as her priorities and goals for the agency.

Podcast Fatima, 12, attends Arabic classes at Imran Binu Hussein Primary School in the Hodan district, Mogadishu.

January 24, 2024

Israel
A Conversation With U.S. Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Antisemitism Deborah Lipstadt

Historian and now U.S. Ambassador Deborah Lipstadt discusses the increase in antisemitic incidents and rhetoric following the October 7, 2023 attack on Israel, contemporary sources of antisemitism, a…

Play Deborah Lipstadt dressed in black at the 11th Rome Film Festival red carpet.