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Illustration shows natural gas pipeline in front of word EU and Russia flag colours
Illustration shows natural gas pipeline in front of word EU and Russia flag colours
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Ravi Agrawal, Sylvie Kauffmann, and Giles Whittell join Carla Anne Robbins to discuss the week's top news stories.
Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson and Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin meet in Stockholm on April 13, 2022.
Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson and Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin meet in Stockholm on April 13, 2022.
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Experts discuss why Finland and Sweden, both longstanding neutral nations, moved towards NATO membership following the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
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Vanessa Nakate speaks into megaphone during a demonstration for climate change.
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Founder of the Rise Up Climate Movement Vanessa Nakate discusses the global climate crisis and the importance of elevating the next generation of underrepresented environmental leaders with Jamia Jowers.

Centennial Celebration

We celebrated the Council's centennial anniversary on March 10, honoring President Barack Obama and cellist Yo-Yo Ma for their extraordinary contributions toward a more open and promising world for all. Together with journalist Carol Marin, they reflected on the Council's first one hundred years, examined the global challenges of today, and shared their hopes for the future.
Carol Marin, President Obama, and Yo-Yo Ma sit on the Council stage in front of the 100 logo.
Residents fill their containers with drinking water from a blue municipal tanker with many hoses in New Delhi, India
Residents fill their containers with drinking water from a blue municipal tanker with many hoses in New Delhi, India
Climate and the Environment
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“The global dependence on fossil fuels that drives this climate crisis also empowers some of the world’s worst actors,” writes Elizabeth Shackelford in the Chicago Tribune.

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