Famine was supposed to be a thing of the past. True, 75 million people had died from starvation in the 20th century, but we had learned from these tragedies, how to predict them and how to address them. The largest

In 1947, a small but mighty slogan changed the very fabric of society, and forever changed the way the world looked at diamonds. Engineered by the DeBeers corporation, “A diamond is forever” wriggled the small gemstone permanently into the lives

EDITOR’S NOTES: THIS PIECE WAS AUTHORED BY Betsy Beaumon. Betsy is the President of Benetech: A Silicon Valley non-profit, whose mission is to create scalable technology solutions for communities in need, including the human rights sector. THIS PIECE IS PART

“I decided to apply to law school during the revolution in Egypt. That’s one thing that got me very interested in policy and human rights,” says Mary Dahdouh, a second-year law student at UC Berkeley and first generation American who

Food is fundamental to human development, brings joy, and unites families. Food systems have driven our transformation as a species from the time we roamed as hunter-gatherers some 10,000 years ago to the Green Revolution and the broad expansion of

Book Review: "CAPTURED: The Corporate Infiltration of American Democracy" by Sheldon Whitehouse  (Author) and Melanie Wachtell Stinnett (Contributor) Published 21 February 2017, New Press, 272 pages American democracy is in deep trouble, chained down by corporate power. This, in a nutshell, is the argument made

Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion: The potential for greatness lives within each of us. - Wilma Rudolph Systemic racism and bias impacts how Americans perceive African

EDITOR’S NOTE: THIS PIECE IS AUTHORED BY Jenny Bowen, Founder and CEO of OneSky; a global NGO dedicated to giving the worlds most vulnerable children a second chance at childhood, by training caregivers and communities to provide nurturing and high-quality early

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