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Ertharin Cousin

Bracing for Europe's Humanitarian Crisis

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Women, Equity, and Global Development Forum

Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, Ertharin Cousin, and David Miliband join Ivo Daalder to discuss the human rights threatened by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the scope of the looming humanitarian crisis.

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Rights, Representation, and the Power of Storytelling

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Women, Equity, and Global Development Forum

Academy Award winner Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy discusses how we frame, tell, and promote stories representative of all identities to advocate for the most vulnerable.

A remote control in front of a series of screens.
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Equalizing Global Access to COVID-19 Vaccines

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Gavi CEO Dr. Seth Berkley, UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore, and Africa’s CDC Director Dr. John Nkengasong discuss global vaccine efforts with Council Distinguished Fellow Ertharin Cousin.

A nurse displays the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine under the COVAX scheme against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at the Eka Kotebe General Hospital in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
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Making Hunger a Priority in America

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The Council's Ertharin Cousin leads a conversation with IL Senator Dick Durbin, Produce Alliance’s Melissa Melshenker Ackerman, and other experts about the USDA’s efforts to address food security challenges.

Boxes of food are packed on a pallet waiting to be delivered to families as rural hunger rises due to COVID-19, in Manitowoc, WI
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Building Gender Equality Through Inclusive Foreign Policy

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Women, Equity, and Global Development Forum

In honor of International Women’s Day, experts analyze why building a more gender-equal world through feminist foreign policy is key to pandemic recovery.

French President Macron holds consultative talks ahead of G7 summit meeting in Paris
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Amplifying Black History for Structural Change and Unity

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Women, Equity, and Global Development Forum

Learning the lessons of Black History Month can highlight opportunities for addressing structural racism and systemic inequity.

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Raphael Warnock visits a mural at Elizabeth Porter Historic Monument, the site of an African American hospital, on election day
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Solutions for US Criminal Justice Reform

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Women, Equity, and Global Development Forum

Social justice advocates and social entrepreneurs discuss the state of the US criminal justice system, which has the highest incarceration rate in the world, and equitable policies and solutions.

Handcuffs are seen on protesters as part of their costumes during a Black Lives Matter demonstration in Washington
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Building Better, More Resilient Food Systems

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Liam Condon from Bayer AF, WBCSD's Diane Holdorf, and Zimbabwe Farmers Union Youth Chairperson Ruramiso Mashumba joined the Council to discuss strengthening the global food system.

The World Food Programme delivers food
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Confronting Systemic Racism and Inequity

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Women, Equity, and Global Development Forum

Helene Gayle, Jonathan Metzl, and Andrea Zopp joined Ertharin Cousin for a panel discussion examining the racial disparities within health care, education, the economy, and the criminal justice system.

Black Lives Matter protests in June 2020.
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Avoiding a Looming Food Crisis

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What could be done now, during the COVID-19 pandemic, and in the future to ensure continued global food trade and avoid a global health and food crisis in the Global South?