- Win a Trip to New York City! Trans-Pacific Contest, Deadline April 30, 2105
ESSAY OR VIDEO TOPIC: What is the future of U.S.-Asia relations or of the United States and one of the Asian countries listed? Please use specific examples or stories to illustrate your points. Each entry must be a collaboration between a student who is a citizen of the United States and a student from one of the listed East Asian countries. DEADLINE: April 30, 2015.
- Do World Bank Country Classifications Hurt the Poor?
The incoming World Bank president should create a more sophisticated system for classifying countries as low or middle income, using broad development indicators.
- The Oil Curse: How Petroleum Wealth Shapes the Development of Nations
According to Michael Ross, it's no coincidence that major oil-producing countries have less democracy, fewer opportunities for women, more frequent civil wars, and more volatile economic growth than the rest of the world.
- Ethics Matter: Policymaker and Scholar Anne-Marie Slaughter
Anne-Marie Slaughter on the responsibility to protect: "I believe in a values-based foreign policy and looking to cooperate as often as I can. I also think that's basic self-interest. We don't do well when we go in without the support of other nations."
- All the Missing Souls: A Personal History of the War Crimes Tribunals
David Scheffer was at the forefront of the efforts leading to criminal tribunals for the Balkans, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, and Cambodia. His quest has been to "to discover the right formula, in ever-changing international circumstances, to confront monstrous evil and to do so in the courtroom."
- Science Diplomacy in South Asia
The United States should play a more active role in building trust between India and Pakistan around nonpolitical issues such as science and sustainability.
- Kung Fu Peace-building
Government and NGO efforts have helped to rehabilitate East Timor's martial arts youth gangs in the wake of election violence and the 2006 riots.
- The Successes and Failures of UN Intervention in East Timor
Magno observes: "Every time you talk about an international tribunal with someone who works for the U.N. in East Timor they say, 'Well, you know, it takes a lot of money, it takes a lot of time . . . .' The people of East Timor say they want justice, [but] the U.N. is reluctant to undertake the task."