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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

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

There's Still Hope for Ending Hunger

Deep Dish Podcast

USAID's Jim Barnhart joins Deep Dish to explain why there’s still hope for eradicating hunger within this generation.

Children waiting for food handouts in Yemen.
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