Bhutan, named one of the world's climate change "hot spots" by environmental experts. (Photo by Asian Development Bank. Flickr Creative Commons.)

Economy & Culture at the G20

The world’s financial leaders met in Hangzhou, China for the yearly Group of Twenty (G20) summit. The G20 gathering is a forum for developed nations to discuss ways to strengthen…

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Geopolitics in the South China Sea

Who owns the right to develop on and in the South China Sea? This is the contested question circulating around the geopolitical struggle in the sea, a thoroughfare linking countries…

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Rio — What Lies Ahead

The closing ceremony on Sunday officially marked the end of this year’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. For the past two weeks people around the world have tuned in to…

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Reflections on the World Humanitarian Summit

‘One Humanity, Shared Responsibility’ This was the theme for last month’s World Humanitarian Summit in which world leaders, aid agencies, and development workers met in Istanbul, Turkey to discuss ways…

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Displaced Labor: Q&A with Faranak Miraftab

How does global capitalism affect workers and migrants? In what ways do global labor migrants alter the new communities they settle in? How do these workers navigate space and place…

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The Global Particular: Rachel Harvey

Framing the Global Fellow Rachel Harvey, a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Global Legal Transformation at Columbia Law School, recently discussed with us her project: “The Particular.” Previously, we spoke…

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Humanitarianism, Crisis & Charity: Michael Mascarenhas

This week we talk with Framing Fellow Michael Mascarenhas about his recently completed book project on humanitarianism, crises and charity. While the initial manuscript is complete, it is currently undergoing review…

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Win a copy of Bastards of Utopia!

This week you have another chance to win a copy of Maple Razsa’s fascinating new book —  “Bastards of Utopia: Living Radical Politics After Socialism.” The book explores the experiences and…