The Council's Summer Reads

Whether your summer plans take you to Singapore or Saugatuck we hope you find some time to relax, disconnect, and dive into the Council’s summer reading list.




| By Brian Hanson, Theresa Brown

Deep Dish - Family Separation and US Immigration

How did the United States arrive at its current immigration situation, with family separations happening until Wednesday, and what inspires migration flows as large as the one to the US-Mexico border? 





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The Legacy of M. Cherif Bassiouni

M. Cherif Bassiouni sadly passed away last week. Known as the “father of international criminal law” and a driving force behind the creation of international criminal tribunals, Bassiouni was tireless in his quest to bring justice to the victims of war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide in South Africa, Bosnia, Bahrain, and elsewhere.







| By Brian Hanson

Deep Dish: Who Will Help the Rohingya?

“Textbook ethnic cleansing” of the Muslim Rohingya minority continues in Western Myanmar. How do the internal politics of Myanmar, and it’s fragile democracy under Aung San Suu Kyi, explain the tepid response of the international community to this horrific attack on a forsaken people? Azeem Ibrahim, author of “The Rohingyas: Inside Myanmar’s Hidden Genocide,” joins Brian Hanson on this week’s Deep Dish.




| By Holly Copeland

Enhancing Communities through Public-Private Partnerships

When a community must address an issue that impacts the health, safety or quality of life for its neighbors, where is the best place to look for help? Is it the government or academic institutions? Perhaps it’s nonprofit organizations. Or maybe hope lies with local businesses.  Increasingly, for many issues that impact our world today, the answer is: all of the above.