Bahrain National Consensus Dialogue

Helen Clark meets King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa (courtesy of UNDP)

Like many countries in the Middle East, Bahrain is undergoing tensions and changes manifested in the “Arab Spring” uprisings.  Bahrain’s monarchy and citizens are engaged working to to determine the future shape of the country’s government through a dialogue centered on acceptable forms of government, citizen participation, and ways to sustain the country’s position as … Read more

26 Reasons for Environmental Optimism in Haiti

Haiti

For many Haiti evokes images of absolute poverty, environmental devastation and desperate emigrants. When I think of Haiti, I see 26 young leaders dedicated to serving others and the environment. I was invited by the State Department’s Fulbright Program for the Western Hemisphere to co-lead a course in Environmental Leadership and train 26 Haitian students … Read more

26 Reasons for Environmental Optimism in Haiti

Haiti

For many Haiti evokes images of absolute poverty, environmental devastation and desperate emigrants. When I think of Haiti, I see 26 young leaders dedicated to serving others and the environment. I was invited by the State Department’s Fulbright Program for the Western Hemisphere to co-lead a course in Environmental Leadership and train 26 Haitian students … Read more

Southern Sudan, the Referendum and Land Conflict

Sign Pointing to S. Sudan

Editor’s note: This post was written in 2010 while Chris Moore, a partner at CDR Associates, was working in Sudan on the tenuous issued leading to the secession of Southern Sudan. While the temporal perspective is skewed, this post is nonetheless timely due to Southern Sudan’s recent secession and incorporation in the international community. When … Read more

Southern Sudan, the Referendum and Land Conflict

Sign Pointing to S. Sudan

Editor’s note: This post was written in 2010 while Chris Moore, a partner at CDR Associates, was working in Sudan on the tenuous issued leading to the secession of Southern Sudan. While the temporal perspective is skewed, this post is nonetheless timely due to Southern Sudan’s recent secession and incorporation in the international community. When … Read more