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The Next Pandemic: On the Front Lines Against Humankind's Gravest Dangers | 05/31/16
Ali S. Khan
In over 20 years at the CDC, Dr. Ali Khan battled Ebola, SARS, and other deadly diseases. But, as he reveals in this fascinating talk, what really worries him is the effect that political and social factors can have on fighting these outbreaks. With Zika emerging as the newest threat, what can governments--and individuals--do to be better prepared? » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

An Interview with Shefa Siegel on Liberia, Ebola, and the Cult of Bankable Projects | 05/28/15
Shefa Siegel, Zach Dorfman
It's not for lack of money that international organizations failed to prevent the disastrous spread of Ebola, says Shefa Siegel. It's for lack of flexibility and an inability to develop a comprehensive picture of what's going on and what the development needs are in any given country--take Liberia, which has a mere 50 doctors to serve its population of 4 million. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Ebola, Liberia, and the "Cult of Bankable Projects" | 03/10/15
Shefa Siegel
Instead of addressing core issues of state failure, development aid continues pushing narrowly focused agendas that have little meaning in places where institutions and infrastructure are broken. » Publications » Ethics & International Affairs » Table of Contents and Excerpt from Ethics & International Affairs Volume 29.1 (Spring 2015) » Table of Contents and Excerpt from Ethics & International Affairs, Volume 29.1 (Spring 2015)

"Ethics & International Affairs" Spring 2015 Issue | 03/10/15
This issue includes an essay by Shefa Siegel on Liberia, Ebola, and the "Cult of Bankable Projects"; a symposium on imagining a "Drone Accountability Regime," featuring a lead article by Allen Buchanan and Robert O. Keohane, and with responses from Neta C. Crawford, Janina Dill, and David Whetham; features by Richard Beardsworth on moral and political responsibility in world politics and by John Williams on space, drones, and just war; and book reviews. » News » Press Releases

Ebola and Other Viral Outbreaks: Providing Health Care to the Global Poor in Times of Crisis | 02/18/15
Unni Karunakara, Robert L. Klitzman
Why were initial responses to the Ebola outbreak so disastrously inadequate? How can dysfunctional health systems--at all levels--be improved, so that this doesn't happen again? Dr. Klitzman of Columbia University and Dr. Karunakara, former international president of MSF, discuss these issues and more, including why doctors treating Ebola should not be called heroes. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

A Conversation with General Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff | 11/07/14
Martin E. Dempsey, Jeffrey D. McCausland
In this candid and thoughtful conversation, General Dempsey tackles the difficult questions, from ISIS to Ebola to cyber threats. And throughout, he stresses the importance of ethics, education, and service. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Antonio Franceschet on the International Criminal Court | 06/08/12
Antonio Franceschet, John Tessitore
What is the role of the International Criminal Court today?  What are its strengths and limitations? In this informative interview, Professor Antonio Franceschet discusses the evolution of the ICC; its basic structure and function; and its current and future challenges. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

"Blood Ore" in Sierra Leone? | 05/31/12
Steven Costello
Considered one of the new frontiers in iron ore mining, Sierra Leone has gone from total state collapse in the mid-1990s to one of the most attractive investment prospects in the world. Nevertheless, the underlying conditions that led to ruin back in the 1990s still exist today. » Publications » Articles, Papers, and Reports

Brazil as an Emerging Environmental Donor | 04/17/12
Kathryn Hochstetler
Under the banner of solidarity diplomacy, Brazil is spreading its homegrown development innovations, including biofuel technologies. » Publications » Archive » Policy Innovations Digital Magazine (2006-2016) » Briefings

Valid Solutions for Malnutrition | 04/05/11
Laurance Allen
Health and nutrition pioneer Steve Collins is building a social enterprise to battle severe acute malnutrition with ready-to-use therapeutic foods grown and manufactured in the developing world. » Publications » Archive » Policy Innovations Digital Magazine (2006-2016) » Innovations

Interview with William Powers, Living Off the Grid | 10/25/10
William Powers, Julia Taylor Kennedy
William Powers discusses his life's journey, including time in Liberia and Bolivia, and a stay in a 12 x 12-foot cabin with no electricity or running water. It's all about learning to live sustainably and happily with less, as many societies do. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Interview with William Powers, Living Off the Grid | 10/21/10
William Powers, Julia Taylor Kennedy
William Powers discusses his time living off the land while staying in a 12 x 12-foot cabin with no electricity or running water, ­and how that experience has changed his outlook. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Shallow Cuts | 03/04/09
Christian Barry, Matt Peterson
British pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline was lauded in recent headlines for the announcement that it would voluntarily act to improve access to medicines in developing countries. But will GSK's measures really enhance the health of the global poor? » Publications » Archive » Policy Innovations Digital Magazine (2006-2016) » Commentary

Building a Foundation of Trust | 04/24/08
Joshua Eisenman
China's presence in Africa is often viewed as part of the scramble for resources, but it also opens the door to U.S.-China cooperation on energy, security, corruption, and health. » Publications » Archive » Policy Innovations Digital Magazine (2006-2016) » Innovations

A West African Union | 04/05/07
Seth Kaplan
Debt relief will offer West African states short-term help, but a strong regional organization is needed to cure deep-rooted troubles. Local leaders must be given the authority and responsibility to develop such an organization, but they will need financial and technical support from the international community. » Publications » Archive » Policy Innovations Digital Magazine (2006-2016) » Innovations

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Dr. Lucille B. Pilling is a corporate social responsibility strategist with expertise in corporate sustainability and global public health. » People

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