Hundreds of millions of people are ensnared in a cycle of poverty, despair, and hopelessness that will haunt the region for generations to come
An emerging understanding of brain development has revealed a remarkable period of elasticity during adolescence. Could social-emotional learning (SEL) foster the “soft skills” needed to direct students toward a thriving adulthood?
What debt does the West owe immigrants for colonialism and climate change?
Civil discourse breaks down and democracy is threatened when facts become matters of opinion and no one is ever wrong
A journalist lays bare the enduring, inescapable legacy of the Troubles in a land where memory, tragedy, violence, and family are inextricably intertwined
In a time of increasing tensions between the United States and Russia, the PIR Center is “keeping the conversation going,” preparing young students from around the world for careers in nuclear nonproliferation and diplomacy
The citizenship question will not appear in the 2020 Census. But has the very partisan debate surrounding the question fundamentally changed the way the census will be conducted?
Scholars and practitioners of the arts all across the continent are transforming the ways their histories, past and present, are told
The African Humanities Program (AHP) has supported researchers and institutions of higher education in Africa for more than a decade now, building a vast community of engaged scholars and creating opportunities for intellectual exchange across the continent
Andrew Carnegie’s peace project was ambitious, audacious, visionary. The work was — is — difficult, often stymied, never-ending. But what is the alternative?
Black communities like Chicago’s Bronzeville see the closing of their schools as one more chapter in a long line of systemic racism, inequality, bad faith, and distrust that stretches deep into the city’s history
In 'What the Eyes Don't See,' pediatrician-turned-whistleblower Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha gives a firsthand account of the Flint water crisis, offering a powerful story of activism, solidarity, and resilience
Competition, Confrontation, or Collision Course? A new report peers into the future of the world’s most consequential bilateral relationship
Beginning in the mid-2000s, the Corporation began to focus on China — today, the U.S.’s primary “peer competitor” — in earnest
A BBC correspondent’s new survey of seven African despots makes the case that the continent suffers from a resource curse. He tells his tale vividly, but even despotism deserves a more nuanced, comprehensive, and above all contextual approach.
While the totality of the National Academy of Sciences report on voting technology is sobering, a country with the resources and technical expertise of the United States can make great progress, and quickly, if it has sufficient political will and resources.
With proper safeguards in place, technology can improve the voting experience — expanding accessibility, boosting turnout, and bolstering democracy
A surgeon’s remarkable journey from Africa and back
The nation’s leading philanthropies are banding together to ensure a fair and accurate 2020 census
A new program aims to hack America’s culture of apathy toward nukes
Lessons learned from decades of school reform have led the Corporation to clarify a new set of strategies to better align its philanthropic efforts
Looking at the World after Globalization