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2015 Global Thinker Tobias Zielony and writer Anna Badkhen debate how the West stereotypes—to dangerous effect—the Global South.
2015 Global Thinker Margot Wallström explains how she took on critics of her “feminist foreign policy"—and why gender equality is a matter of national security.
2015 Global Thinkers Zainab Ghadiyali, Erin Summers, and Nina Tandon debate the meaning—and reach—of diversity in the sciences.
2013 Global Thinker Gulalai Ismail and 2015 Global Thinker Leslee Udwin debate whether the patriarchal mindset so pervasive in South Asia can be reprogrammed—or if women must persevere in a rape culture.
2011 Global Thinker Robert Zoellick and Jeffrey E. Garten discuss the future of emerging markets, gender equality, and the cyclical nature of globalization.
2015 Global Thinkers Matthew Heineman and Johanna Schwartz discuss the challenges of making a film—and earning a subject’s trust—amidst guns, violence, and suspicion.
2015 Global Thinkers Jim Obergefell and Andreja Pejic discuss divisions in the queer community and the scourge of P.C. culture
2015 Global Thinkers Ara Oshagan, Levon Parian, and Vahagn Thomasian discuss how the world hasn’t changed since the slaughter of their Armenian ancestors.
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