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Starvation isn’t at the core of these malign political developments. But it’s clear that xenophobia, corruption and dishonesty are the enemies of humanitarian action and advocacy in the short term, and in the longer term they will impede sustained action to mitigate climate crisis and its traumas. The people who are deprived of what is indispensable for sustaining life, whether in Yemen or South Sudan, in refugee camps in Bangladesh or in detention facilities on the U.S.-Mexico border, are not only the victims of starvation crimes in need of our aid and advocacy, but are the wind chimes that warn of approaching storms.

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Last week, World Peace Foundation staff hopped on the ferry to Georges Island, one of the numerous small outcroppings in Boston’s harbor, to celebrate the end of the academic year. Georges is home to Fort Warren, an old U.S. military installation built in the early nineteenth century and retired after WWII. It served as […]

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The WPF has been honored to have Jim Shannon as a WPF Board Member since 1995. His term will finish in early 2019, and we thank him for his insights and commitment over the years.

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The WPF has been honored to have Tom O’Reilly as a WPF Board Member since 1998. His term will finish in early 2019, and we thank him for his insights and commitment over the years.

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The WPF has been honored to have Philip Khoury as a WPF Board Member since 1999. His term will finish in early 2019, and we thank him for his insights and commitment over the years.

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There are plenty of absurdities one can point to and laugh at, and more one can deride with horror, about the Trump-Kim summit on June 12th. The extraordinary spectacle of Trump going from threatening “fire and fury” and boasting about the size of his nuclear button, to praising “Little Rocket Man” as “very talented”, and […]

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