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The Arms Spending Surplus and the World Value Deficit

In memoriam of Ruth Sivard, a leading economist whose work highlighted the disparity between social and military spending, we are reposting an article about one of her most seminal papers, "World Military and Social Expenditures." With the help of World Policy Institute, she was able to publish this paper and draw attention to a critical global inequity.

Five Decades, Five Themes

In this piece, we follow the evolution of WPI's philosophies and core values leading up to World Policy Around the Table: A 50th Anniversary Celebration and Conversation.

Paving the Way for Peace

In this entry, we look back at one of the Institute's major accomplishments over the years: the introduction of peace and world order studies into curriculums around the world. The Institute's work helped pave the way for this course of study, contributed to the establishment of peace research centers, and identified an educational need years before it was acknowledged by more "orthodox" political circles.

IMAGINE Yourself

Part XII of our series revisits WPI's IMAGINE project, an ambitious program that looked to musicians and other artists as a way of inspiring and motivating people to join the movement for a sustainable peace.

A World Policy Legacy

In Part XI of our series, Walter Eberstadt looks back on the Institute's relationship with the New School, the ground-breaking work of our senior fellows, and the difficulty of "breaking the WPI habit."

Defying Conventional Wisdom with Stephen Schlesinger

In Part X of our series, we hear from former director, Stephen Schlesinger about his time with the World Policy Institute.

World Policy Reflections from Mary Van Evera

In Part IX of our series, longtime donor and World Policy Board member, Mary Van Evera describes why she choose to get involved with WPI, and what the Institute has meant to her for the past 50 years.

From the Institute for World Order to the World Policy Institute

In Part VIII of our series, former World Policy president, Arch Gillies, reflects on his time with the Institute.

A New World Order according to Dizzy Gillespie

In Part VI of our series, we highlight the Institute's collaborations with stars like Dizzy Gillespie, Dudley Moore, and the award-winning directors, John and Faith Hubley.

Creative Solutions for World Problems: WPI and the Arts

In Part V of our series, we look back at the Institute's earliest efforts to develop new and creative ways of educating and engaging the American public.

Toward a New Global Platform

In Part IV of our blog series on the history of World Policy Institute, we look into the evolution of the WOMP values. These core values would later shape the mission of WPI.

The World Order Models Project

Saul Mendlovitz and Ashis Nandy
Part III in our WPI history series follows the World Law Fund as they pulled together a team of transnational scholars for the World Order Models Project (WOMP).

World Peace Through World Law: WPI History Part II

In Part II of our blog series on the history of World Policy Institute, we look at the Institute's transition from a domestic to a transnational organization.

In Search of a New World Order: WPI History Part I

This is Part I in a series of articles on the history of the World Policy Institute leading up to World Policy Around the Table: A 50th Anniversary Celebration and Conversation.


Around WPI

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:
New book offers untold stories of how activist staffers countered corporate lobbies in the U.S.

MA in International Policy and Development
Middlebury Institute (Monterey, CA): Put theory into practice through client-based coursework. Apply by Feb. 1.

Millennium Project’s State of the Future 19.0: Collective Intelligence on the Future of the World


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