Matthew Hennessey

The Wall Street Journal; Former Carnegie Council Staff

Bio

Matthew Hennessey is deputy editorial features editor at The Wall Street Journal and former managing editor of the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research.

From 2007–2009 he was assistant editor of Carnegie Council's Policy Innovations online magazine and the Council's staff writer.

Featured Work

John Githongo in discussion with Michela Wrong. <br>Photo by Peter Chappell.

JUN 10, 2009 Podcast

"It's Our Turn to Eat: The Story of a Kenyan Whistleblower"

Matthew Hennessey interviews Michela Wrong about her latest book. Their discussion includes the question of aid, corruption, the role of the tribe, and why Obama ...

John Githongo in discussion with Michela Wrong. <br>Photo by Peter Chappell.

JUN 10, 2009 Transcript

"It's Our Turn to Eat: The Story of a Kenyan Whistleblower"

Matthew Hennessey interviews Michela Wrong about her latest book. Their discussion includes the question of aid, corruption, the role of the tribe, and why Obama ...

Debark, Ethiopia <br>Photo by <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/zz77/3298434456/" target="_blank">zz77</a> (<a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/deed.en" target="_blank">CC</a>)

MAR 4, 2009 Article

Obama's Moral Obligation to Africa

Obama is in a unique position to make a difference in Africa, but will he fulfill his campaign promises? Matthew Hennessey has some suggestions for ...

Will the cell phone supplant cold, hard <br>cash? Photo by <a href="http://flickr.com/photos/whiteafrican/2620808649/">Eric Hersman</a> (<a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en">CC</a>).

FEB 3, 2009 Article

Policy Innovations Digital Magazine (2006-2016): Commentary: Time to Cash Out

Widespread adoption of electronic forms of payment will depend heavily on trust, but it could close some loopholes and jolt the world economy.

Photo by <a href="http://flickr.com/photos/mybigtrip/6111406/">Natmandu</a> (<a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/deed.en">CC</a>).

DEC 18, 2008 Article

Policy Innovations Digital Magazine (2006-2016): Briefings: Time Out

As vital as it has become to modern life, keeping track of Coordinated Universal Time is no mean feat.

South Africa's Jacob Zuma. Photo by <br><a href="http://flickr.com/photos/albertbredenhann/2698881130/">Albert Bredenhann</a> (<a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/deed.en">CC</a>).

DEC 1, 2008 Article

Policy Innovations Digital Magazine (2006-2016): Briefings: Testing Democracy in South Africa

The sudden emergence of a challenger to the electoral dominance of the African National Congress could put stress on South Africa's young democracy.

Pirate flag skull and crossbones. Photo by <br><a href="http://flickr.com/photos/nickhumphries/1405653435/">Nick Humphries</a> (<a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/deed.en">CC</a>).

NOV 18, 2008 Article

Policy Innovations Digital Magazine (2006-2016): Briefings: Somali Pirates Scuttle Sea Laws

Armed with automatic weapons and confident in their ability to extort millions of dollars from shipping companies, pirates are once again trolling the high seas ...

Avenue of Flags at the UN Building, <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/munksynz/1350801503/" target="_blank">munksynz</a>, <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en" target="_blank">CC</a>)

NOV 11, 2008 Article

Don't Give Up on Globalization

Globalization is an attitude of openness, and whether in cultural attitudes or economics, openness improves the lives of citizens by expanding opportunities for choice, says ...

Western Union office in <br>Flagstaff, Arizona. Photo by <br><a href="http://flickr.com/photos/girl-inchoate/752388718/">Dawn M. Armfield</a> (<a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/deed.en">CC</a>).

OCT 14, 2008 Article

Policy Innovations Digital Magazine (2006-2016): Briefings: Remittances Take a Hit

A weak dollar, a flattening globe, and resurgent inflation are decreasing financial transfers from overseas workers, commonly known as remittances.

Photo by <a href="http://flickr.com/photos/djwhelan/497090528/">Dave Whelan</a> (<a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/deed.en">CC</a>).

SEP 19, 2008 Article

Policy Innovations Digital Magazine (2006-2016): Briefings: Yoga Bends the Globalization Stereotype

The worldwide popularity of yoga proves that globalization is flowing in every direction, and has been for a while.