COVID-19 and the child left behind

June 24, 2020

The UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development includes Goal 4: “Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.” Among the […]

Accompanying refugees in Italy during a pandemic

June 19, 2020

The global coronavirus pandemic has tested and reshaped societies around the globe, including national and international refugee support systems. The reported experiences of refugees, volunteers […]

In The Media

The coronavirus has revealed the true nature of hunger in America

June 19, 2020

In a recent Chronicle of Philantropy op-ed, Ray Offenheiser, William J. Pulte Director of the Pulte Institute for Global Development, highlights the impact of the […]

Seeing clearly during a pandemic

June 18, 2020

“Nothing is less real than realism. Details are confusing. It is only by selection, by elimination, by emphasis that we get to the real meaning […]

Two paths out of the pandemic in Central America: Repression or rights? 

June 16, 2020

A year ago, the media were directing our attention to caravans of Hondurans, Guatemalans and Salvadorans leaving their homes to trek to the United States. […]

Optimal economic policy during COVID-19

June 9, 2020

One of the questions students ask me is about the optimal economic policy response to the COVID-19 crisis across different countries. Speaking about optimality in […]

COVID-19 and our essential humanity: revealing what really matters

June 4, 2020

Perhaps the biggest obstacle to practicing integral human development is our tendency to forget the meaning of its central term: human. In the twenty-first century, […]

Intimate partner violence: COVID-19 and our collective, ongoing responsibility to families

June 2, 2020

“My husband won’t let me leave the house. He’s had flu-like symptoms and blames keeping me here [at home] on not wanting to infect others […]

COVID-19 and beyond: peacekeeping in war zones

May 29, 2020

Editors’ note: May 29 is the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers. Within two weeks of the World Health Organization’s assessment of rapidly spreading coronavirus […]