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Press Releases

WPI Thanks Joe Cari for His Service as Chairman of the Board

New York, NY (April 24, 2017)-After three years as Chairman of the Board of Directors, Joseph A. Cari Jr. has stepped down as Chairman and as a member of the Board of Directors of WPI. READ FULL RELEASE HERE.

Ambassadors Gather for Forum on Democracy, Foreign Policy at WPI@LMU Launch

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 2, 2016—Four former U.S. ambassadors will discuss the greatest foreign policy challenges facing democracies today in a panel to be held Tuesday, Feb. 9, at 5 p.m. at Loyola Marymount University. READ FULL RELEASE HERE.

World Policy Journal Names New Editorial Team

New York, NY (Oct 21, 2015)-The World Policy Institute (WPI) announced today the appointment of former Al Jazeera America Digital News Editor Christopher Shay as Editor of World Policy Journal. READ FULL RELEASE HERE.

World Policy Institute Announces Expansion to Loyola Marymount University

New York, NY (May 18, 2015)– The World Policy Institute, in partnership with Loyola Marymount University’s Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts, announces the creation of the World Policy Institute at LMU, a first of its kind interdisciplinary research and academic center. READ FULL RELEASE HERE.

World Policy Names Michael Drexler as Advisory Council Chair

NEW YORK (January 12, 2015) - The World Policy Institute has named Michael Drexler to the position of Advisory Council Chair. "In the months since he joined the Advisory Council, Michael Drexler has been an asset to the World Policy Institute. His creativity and experience have been of immeasurable benefit and we are thrilled to have him in this new position," said Joseph Cari, Chairman of the Board of the World Policy Institute. READ THE FULL RELEASE HERE.

World Policy Institute Names New Senior Management

New York, NY (Dec. 8, 2014) - The World Policy Institute Board of Directors announced the appointment of Catherine Maloff as Executive Director and Amanda Dugan as Director of Programs and Administration earlier this month. The announcement came on the heels of a tremendous 2014 for the organization, which has a long reputation of engaging thought leaders on the crucial but neglected challenges and opportunities of an increasingly connected world. READ THE FULL RELEASE HERE. 

What Can Detroit Learn From Nairobi? World Policy Institute launches Motor City Commitment to Action at CGI America

New York, NY (June 24, 2014) – At the 2014 Clinton Global Initiative America meeting this week, the World Policy Institute announced The Motor City Project, a two-year pilot project to repopulate and revitalize Detroit using lessons learned from thriving communities in developing world megacities.

“Detroit is the poster child of urban decline and mismanagement,” says Greg Lindsay, World Policy Institute Senior Fellow and co-director of the Motor City Project. “Detroit needs jobs. Jobs need people to create them.”

Detroit has lost more than half of its population since its post-war peak in 1950, and a third of the roughly 700,000 who remain are impoverished. Attracting new urban migrants and providing the space they need to live, work, and create jobs in the community requires resources that don’t exist through formal channels. READ THE FULL RELEASE HERE.

World Policy Institute Announces New Kishore Mahbubani Emerging Leader Fellowship

New York, NY (May 19, 2014) – The World Policy Institute (WPI), in partnership with the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore, announces the launch of the Kishore Mahbubani Emerging Leader Fellowship.
The Fellowship will provide a promising young Asian leader with a one-year residence at the World Policy Institute’s New York headquarters, where she/he will undertake a significant research project aimed at furthering his/her professional interests in addressing major global issues.  The Mahbubani Fellow will have multiple opportunities to publish his/her work, network with other policy experts in the field, and participate in WPI events throughout the year. Fellows will be chosen through the Lee Kuan Yew School from a mix of backgrounds and perspectives, with a focus on constructive, solution-oriented individuals.

World Policy Institute Press Release:  The 12x12 Project Launches at Queens Botanical Gardens on July 13

June 25, 2013 - The World Policy Institute (WPI), in collaboration with top New York City artists, invites the public and the media to view the first art installation of The 12x12 Project at Queens Botanical Garden beginning on July 2, 2013. The installation, along with artists who will engage in a community dialog, will be in residence at the Garden through the month of July. The project stems from author and WPI Senior Fellow, William Powers, who was inspired by the powerful story of a North Carolina pediatrician who gave up a luxurious home to live off the grid in a 12’ x 12’ house and permaculture farm. The living art structure’s mission is to engage the public in dialogue about how smarter consumption might change their lives – and the planet. READ FULL RELEASE HERE

World Policy Institute Press Release: WPI Names Former Wilson Center Chair Joseph Cari, Jr. As Advisory Board Chair

June 4, 2013 - The World Policy Institute has named Joseph A. Cari, Jr. to the newly created position of Advisory Board Chair. Joseph A. Cari, Jr. is Chairman & CEO of Integration Capital & Trade Global (ICTG), an international merchant bank. READ FULL RELEASE HERE

World Policy Institute Press Release: Leaders Commit Time, Knowledge, and Funds for World Policy Around the Table Dinner

May 2, 2013 NEW YORK—Thought leaders from the policy, media, business, creative, diplomatic, and philanthropic communities gather tonight at The TimesCenter to celebrate global changemakers honored by the World Policy Institute, the nonpartisan center for global thought leadership and publisher of World Policy Journal. READ FULL RELEASE HERE

World Policy Paper Release: Trade and Governance Policies Can Save the Earth's Forests

July 25, 2011 - A new report by the World Policy Institute, in partnership with Demos, calls for countries to coordinate regionally and strengthen national laws to protect forests through trade and procurement policies tied to the monitoring and enforcement of illegal logging. In particular, it cites the need for China to adopt sustainable forestry policies and practices. The need for coordination, compliance, and reform is urgent: investment in responsible management of timber resources can not only have an immense impact on climate change mitigation efforts, but also foster global economic prosperity. READ FULL RELEASE HERE

World Policy Paper Release: Energy Pressure on Water Supply is Rising 

March 22, 2011 - On World Water Day, a new report draws attention to the link between energy use and water depletion. Traditional and alternative energy technologies are consuming a rising amount of water per unit of energy, putting new demands on increasingly scarce water supplies, according to the policy paper from the World Policy Institute and EBG Capital. The trend has wide-ranging implications for policy, business, security, environment, justice, development, and sustainability. Now - as new energy policies are emerging - is the window of opportunity to add water to the agenda. READ FULL RELEASE HERE

Media Alert - It's a Funny World

September 9, 2010 - World Policy Journal, known for identifying new global writers and for its fresh, intelligent coverage of emerging international issues, convenes a diverse group of smart young performers for an unusual evening of international stand-up comedy. World Policy Journal is the flagship quarterly magazine of World Policy Institute, a think tank that seeks to inspire a global audience to seek constructive solutions to worldwide challenges. Together with Comix, New York City's premier comedy club, World Policy Journal brings a moment of much-needed levity to our world. READ FULL RELEASE HERE

World Policy Journal Expands Editorial Board Globally

November 9, 2009 -World Policy Journal announced today the addition of six new members to its Editorial Board from Australia, China, Dubai, France, India, and Nigeria concurrently with the appointment as its first Chairman, Seymour Topping, former Managing Editor of The New York Times, former Administrator of the Pulitzer Prizes, and now Emeritus Professor of International Journalism at Columbia University. READ FULL RELEASE HERE

World Policy Institute Becomes Independent Enterprise

November 29, 2007—The World Policy Institute (WPI) and The New School jointly announced the establishment of WPI as a fully autonomous organization working in partnership with The New School. Since 1991, WPI, a major center of policy analysis and research in international affairs, has been part of The New School, a university committed to addressing the demands of globalization in an increasingly interdependent world. The new relationship comes after more than fifteen years of fruitful collaboration, particularly through public programs that have shed fresh light on global political and economic changes. READ FULL RELEASE HERE



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Jihad in Sub-Saharan Africa 

This paper, “Jihad in Sub-Saharan Africa: Challenging the Narratives of the War on Terror,” examines the history of Islamic movements in Africa's Sahel region to contextualize current conflicts.

World Economic Roundtable with Vicente Fox 

In this World Economic Roundtable, former Mexican President Vicente Fox discusses his current quest to make his country a hub for technology. 

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Al Gore presides over Arctic Roundtable 

As the United States prepares to assume chairmanship of the Arctic Council in 2015, this inaugural convening of the Arctic Deeply Roundtables launches a vital conversation for our times. 


When the Senate Worked for Us:
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