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October 9, 2019

Sub-Saharan Africa
The Origins of African States, and Their Names

An article on the origins of the names of African countries was recently published in Quartz. It includes a map of the continent in 1885, shortly after the Berlin Conference. Portuguese and Arabic traders and explorers are the origins of some names, European mispronunciation of tribal names are the origins of others.

A bird flies in front of Mount Kenya on the horizon in Laikipia national park, Kenya.

April 22, 2019

Climate Change
A Global Pact for the Environment

A Global Pact for the Environment would lend coherence to international environmental law, give greater legal and political heft to existing environmental covenants, and safeguard the imperiled biosp…

Flowers in the Landes forest near Le Pyla, France, on March 21, 2019.

October 15, 2018

Economics
New Interactive Reports on Women's Economic Empowerment

Closing the gender gap in the workforce could add a staggering $28 trillion to the global GDP—yet most countries still have laws that make it harder for women to work than men. Two new CFR interactiv…

A worker during the manufacturing process for a tablet computer at a factory in Egypt.

April 12, 2017

Development
Big Data Is Filling Gender Data Gaps—And Pushing Us Closer to Gender Equality

Voices from the Field features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article is authored by Emily Courey Pr…

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September 20, 2017

Labor and Employment
David A. Morse Lecture: The Future of Work - A Conversation With Guy Ryder

International Labour Organization Director-General Guy Ryder discusses the future of work, including the impact of automation on jobs, education and skills development for emerging sectors, and the c…

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January 12, 2017

Development
Boosting Women’s Participation in the Economy in Emerging Markets

Drawing on more than a decade of experience researching emerging economies in Asia, Kalpana Kochhar will discuss gender equalities inhibiting economic growth, as well as strategies for removing struc…

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April 28, 2017

Global
Keynote: 2017 Conference on Diversity in International Affairs

Following a welcome message by James Lindsay, Calvin Sims, in conversation with Mira Patel, launch the 2017 Conference on Diversity in International Affairs with a keynote address about leadership, m…

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June 9, 2016

Arctic
A Discussion on National Security Risks in the Changing Arctic

Experts discuss challenges for U.S. national security in the Arctic region.

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June 1, 2016

Development
Revitalizing Economic Growth in the Twenty-First Century: A Conversation with Kweilin Ellingrud and Christopher Ruhm

According to a new McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) report, advancing women’s equality could add $12 trillion to GDP by 2025. This seminal report, entitled “The Power of Parity,” is the product of res…

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April 22, 2015

International Organizations
Earth Gets Its Day: When Will It Get Its Due?

Earth Day 2015 finds the planet in dire straits. Future generations will mock the inanity of designating a single day each year to honor the Earth while despoiling the planet on which human well-bein…

A photo of Earth—dubbed "Earthrise"—taken by U.S. astronaut William Anders during the Apollo 8 mission in December 1968.