The roster of multilateral events for this year is filling up quickly. IISD experts reveal why this leaves them cautiously optimistic. While 2021 could feature seven COPs, five summits, and five key conferences, these come with the giant caveat of immunization. Governments, civil

Impact investing has become a fast-growing trend over the last few years, which is a good thing. Perspectives differ, however, on exactly what impact investing is. The most commonly accepted definition is that it seeks “positive impact alongside a financial

Last November I volunteered to serve as an observer in Georgia for a non-governmental organization that specializes in monitoring elections in burgeoning democracies around the world.  This was the first time it had agreed to do so in the United

At a time when the world, battered by COVID-19, is watching with dismay the rocky transition from Trump to President-Elect Biden, a group of 17 world scientists reminds us that maybe all our worries are futile. What is at risk

The Rise of Republican Fascism and the Ethics of Resistance: A Review of Barack Obama, A Promised Land (New York: Random House, 2020) and Carlos Lozada, What Were We Thinking, a Brief Intellectual History of the Trump Era (New York: Simon &

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