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YP In-Depth: One Billion Americans?

YP In-Depth

Matthew Yglesias, co-founder of Vox, joins Council YPs for an interactive discussion on how the United States can leverage population to remain globally competitive.

Busy crowd in subway tunnel

Past Events

Equalizing Global Access to COVID-19 Vaccines


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.

Cosmopolitanism and Global Citizenship


Martha Nussbaum, professor of law and ethics, joins the Council to discuss her new book which explores the idea of a "citizen of the world."

A close-up angle of the Parthenon in Athen, Greece.
Clark Van Der Beken

Commentary & Analysis

US Efforts Have Shown That We Need Better Foreign Aid—Not More of It

In the News
Chicago Tribune
Elizabeth Shackelford

Elizabeth Shackelford explains why we must change the culture of international aid to ensure that more isn’t equated with better and that short-term stability isn’t preserved at the cost of long-term progress.

Food aid in South Sudan
International Development

African Voices

Global Food for Thought by Roger Thurow

Council expert Roger Thurow explains how most African countries don’t have the resources to provide aid to their own citizens.

Dr. Agnes Kalibata, President, AGRA addresses the media ahead of the opening of the AGRF conference, 2019.
Food and Agriculture


The Looming Global Obesity Threat

Policy Brief by Roger Thurow

This paper seeks to raise awareness of the growing global obesity epidemic and the need to address the economic, security, and humanitarian threats it poses.

Aerial view of an Indian market place.
Food and Agriculture

Global Goals, Global Cities: Achieving the SDGs through Collective Local Action

Report by Kris Hartley

Cities have a crucial role to play in translating the high-level, ambitious, and multidimensional vision of the SDGs into practice through local policies—that is, localization.

Crowds at Chicago's Cloud Gate in Millennium Park.
International Development