Today’s homework

If you work in international relations, development or health, you probably have written up some glossy report you are convinced no one will ever read. Today, I will dive into that murky world of readerless reports. On the list: Asset-Based Approaches to Poverty Reduction in a Global Context (Brookings) The Future of Globalization (CG Researcher) …

Car conversations

I'm not much for talking on phones. As such, being in Ecuador was a pleasant break from phone conversations. When you pay per-minute, you have lots of had-a-baby-it's-a-boy exchanges.So I save my phone conversations for the road, and generally very much enjoy catching up with folks while I drive. Some of yesterday's New Orleans-to-Shreveport conversation …

Finished!

After three months a handful of stops and starts, I've finally finished Sean Wilentz's The Rise of American Democracy: Jefferson to Lincoln. It is a beast - a beast - of a book, and I'm quite proud of myself for getting through it, however well-written it is.My dad always says that when you study something …

Catching up

Given the amount of time between my last blog and this one, it would probably make a lot of sense to give some sort of programmatic update on Manna Project - but both Abbie and Craig have already done that, probably better than I could have. So, I´ll indulge myself a little bit by sharing …