Climate Change, Governance and Food Security in Tanzania
“There is no such thing as an apolitical food problem.” Amartya Sen In light of the drought and famine in the Horn of Africa and within 48 districts in 16 of Tanzania‘s regions, the Tanzanian government has effectively banned the export of food crops for six months as of July […]
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Civil society should strive to be a thousand, not one.
One can be lonely or one can be together. One can be weak or one can be strong. One can be an orphaned child. One can be a childless widow. One can be a father and husband of a family wiped out by war. In another world, one can be […]
From victims to villains: Asylum seeker policy in the aftermath of 9/11
Like many other Australians, my first reaction to the news of the attack on September 11, 2001 was shock, empathy, and uncertainty over what the future might hold. Suddenly, for the first time, the idea that Australia could very well become a terrorist target entered my mind, considering our close […]
Optimism is nice, but will it bring change?
‘The Greater WE’ presents a case for a massive global economic and social restructuring which is led by civil society in response to the dearth of political will to implement genuine change for our common future. The Salzburg Trilogue, comprised of politicians and civilians, meets annually to discuss these possibilities. […]
Fu Jun on China’s role in global governance
Fu Jun, Professor at the School of Government and Executive Dean at Peking University, on the role that China could play in global governance.