Border Breakdown: The U.S. Immigration Crisis Continues to Confound

What’s causing the record influx of immigrants at the southern border, where are they coming from, and how will a recent change in asylum laws effect the flow?

Harlem’s Schomburg Center: Celebrating the History and Culture of the Black Experience

Since 1925, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, one of the world’s leading cultural institutions devoted to preserving, documenting, and celebrating black life in America and worldwide, has served as Harlem's vibrant heart.

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Libraries' Role in Preserving Digital Information

Bodley’s Librarian warns that libraries must rise to the challenge of the digital era, preserving vital electronic information — before it’s too late

Andrew Carnegie's Dinosaur Diplomacy Continues to Inspire

Dippy, the world’s most famous dinosaur skeleton, continues to awe crowds near and far, but Carnegie realized a grander vision for “the greatest animal that ever lived”

Democratizing and Preserving Knowledge

Technology has brought to much of the world a true “digital commons,” creating a virtual public square that scoffs at geographical boundaries and seems to resist the ravages of time. But ceaseless innovation — think “born-digital” data like email, websites, blogs, text messages, and podcasts — has made saving our cultural legacy more urgent and complicated, not less

Can Libraries Save America?

American libraries have shown an amazing ability to reinvent themselves — even as they work quietly and diligently to transform lives while bringing together and strengthening the communities they serve. But do we deserve them? Can we keep them? Andrew Carnegie’s visionary philanthropy points the way

African Libraries Are Bridging a Digital Divide

Expanding broadband and smartphone access presents a transformative opportunity for African scholarship, but putting those tools to work will take future-ready skills. Tech-savvy librarians are ready to help

How Poverty and Inequality Are Devastating the Middle East

Hundreds of millions of people are ensnared in a cycle of poverty, despair, and hopelessness that will haunt the region for generations to come

Social Emotional Learning: Helping Adolescents Navigate "All the Things"

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?

Book Review: We Are Here Because You Were There

What debt does the West owe immigrants for colonialism and climate change?

Book Review: Knowledge and Its Discontents

Civil discourse breaks down and democracy is threatened when facts become matters of opinion and no one is ever wrong

Book Review: Northern Ireland’s Ghosts, Living in Plain Sight

A journalist lays bare the enduring, inescapable legacy of the Troubles in a land where memory, tragedy, violence, and family are inextricably intertwined

Can a New Generation of Experts Restore Nuclear Security?

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

2020 Census: History, Justice, Representation

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?

Visual Activism In Africa: The New Storytellers

Scholars and practitioners of the arts all across the continent are transforming the ways their histories, past and present, are told

African History, Written in Africa

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

Built to Last

Andrew Carnegie’s peace project was ambitious, audacious, visionary. The work was — is — difficult, often stymied, never-ending. But what is the alternative?

Book Review: Race, Power, History, Schools

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

Book Review: Invisible Crisis

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

Reassessing U.S.-China Relations

Competition, Confrontation, or Collision Course? A new report peers into the future of the world’s most consequential bilateral relationship

Carnegie & China: Some Background

Beginning in the mid-2000s, the Corporation began to focus on China — today, the U.S.’s primary “peer competitor” — in earnest

Book Review: Power Trip

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.

Secure the Vote

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.

Tech Is Not the Enemy

With proper safeguards in place, technology can improve the voting experience — expanding accessibility, boosting turnout, and bolstering democracy

Harnessing the Power of the Diaspora

A surgeon’s remarkable journey from Africa and back

Down for the Count

The nation’s leading philanthropies are banding together to ensure a fair and accurate 2020 census

Facing the Nuclear Truth

A new program aims to hack America’s culture of apathy toward nukes

Education in Complex Times

Lessons learned from decades of school reform have led the Corporation to clarify a new set of strategies to better align its philanthropic efforts

The Unity in Disunity

Looking at the World after Globalization

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