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CEF Meeting Discussed in AOL Energy Article

Jan 20, 2012
AOL Energy’s January 18th article about China’s overseas energy environment recapped CEF’s recent meeting on the environmental and social impacts of China’s Overseas Oil, Mineral and Gas Investments.

Closing the Gender Gap: Women Leaders as a 'Force Multiplier' in Politics, Business

Jan 20, 2012
The world’s population is split approximately 50-50 between men and women. But when it comes to presidents, prime ministers, and other heads of state and government, a significant gender disparity is uncovered. To commemorate the 15-year anniversary of the Council of Women World Leaders, we spoke with Mary Robinson, former president of Ireland, and Margot Wallstrom, former vice-president of the European Commission, about their work, the status of women leaders, and prospects for the future.

The Wilson Center Honors Howard Wolpe

Jan 19, 2012
The late Howard Wolpe, the Wilson Center's former Africa Program director, was remembered at a special memorial service that paid tribute to his career as a diplomat and legislator who fought for peace in Burundi and the end of apartheid in South Africa.

"New Security Beat" Wins 2011 Global Media Award

Jan 19, 2012
Popular blog honored for leading-edge analysis on global environment and security issues, marking third time selected by Population Institute

Obama to Brazil: send us your affluent, money-spending masses

Jan 19, 2012
Paulo Sotero, director of the Brazil Institute, discusses Brazil's growing growing purchasing power abroad.