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International System
From the Editors: How President Biden Can Build Back Better

From the Editors: How President Biden Can Build Back Better

Barring any further twists in the plot, Joe Biden will be inaugurated as America’s 46th President on January 20th 2021. It remains to be seen how much political wind will be behind him; if the

Biodiversity
Mario Boccucci And The Art of International Policymaking

Mario Boccucci And The Art of International Policymaking

This decade may be the last in which humanity has a chance, at least, to mitigate the effects of runaway climate change. After decades on the policy periphery, in recent times there have been a

Citizenship & Rights
How To Mend A Broken Government. Q&A Professor Peter Schuck

How To Mend A Broken Government. Q&A Professor Peter Schuck

Calling himself a “militant moderate," Peter Schuck, quite literally, wrote the book on good and bad government. A professor of law and public policy at Yale for almost four decades, he is a global expert

Climate
Chief Resilience Officers To The Rescue

Chief Resilience Officers To The Rescue

“It gives me an international platform where I can pick up some of the challenges cities are facing and look for solutions," says Mahesh Harhare, explaining why he wanted the job of Chief Resilience Officer

Governance
Government as a platform. Start-up thinking in public services

Government as a platform. Start-up thinking in public services

While successful young people often plan to make a contribution in the later stages of their life, from an early age Paul Duan wanted to have impact throughout his. “I had a moment of realisation

Governance
Is This Universal Basic Income’s Breakthrough Moment?

Is This Universal Basic Income’s Breakthrough Moment?

In the pandemic panic, policymakers the world over have rushed to splash cash. ‘Helicopter money,’ dropped like manna from the sky into the wallets of ordinary citizens (and perhaps designed to be remembered come polling

Climate
Mobilizing Mayors. How C40 Helps Cities Lead On Climate Policy.

Mobilizing Mayors. How C40 Helps Cities Lead On Climate Policy.

Not long ago, belching buses were the blight of almost all big cities. Today, commuters are increasingly likely to hop on a quiet, clean electric bus. “When we started speaking to manufacturers about electrifying bus

Inclusive Economy
Alan Joyce: Flying Without A Bailout

Alan Joyce: Flying Without A Bailout

The Qantas fleet of A380s may be languishing thousands of miles from home in the dry heat of the Mojave desert, but chief executive Alan Joyce is optimistic about the airline’s future. Delta, American, United,

Citizenship & Rights
Closing The Pandemic Gender Gap

Closing The Pandemic Gender Gap

“Women are bearing the brunt of the economic and social fallout of COVID-19, and it's going to get worse,” says Isabel Saint-Malo, warning that even the limited advances in female empowerment made in the past

Governance
Taming The Violence Virus. Q&A: Gary Slutkin

Taming The Violence Virus. Q&A: Gary Slutkin

This year has highlighted important similarities between how a virus spreads within a community and the spread of violence, says Gary Slutkin, a former World Health Organization physician and Founder and CEO of Cure Violence,

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