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  • February 2018: Employee of the Month, the Presidential Speech February 9, 2018
    The presidential speech is a special artform. One of the things that makes it unique is that the speaker has to address several different audiences at the same time, such as a legislature, a domestic public, a political party, and international peers. Africa has a lot of presidents and they make a lot of speeches, […]
    Alex DeWaal
  • Politics of Starvation January 30, 2018
    Humanitarians struggle to claim successes that are rightfully theirs. Two recent books help us to understand why the tremendous achievement of reducing the number and lethality of famines over the past half-century is not well understood, and hasn’t been sustained. Up to the 1960s, the world suffered a persistent drumbeat of out-breaks of mass starvation […]
    Alex DeWaal

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Alex de Waal speaks to NPR on the history, misconceptions and future of famine

Huffington Post quotes from Sam Perlo-Freeman on Sweden's proposed "Democracy Criterion"