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World Policy Newsletter, Week of February 24th

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We discuss the current climate of Islamophobia in the West with Leila Ahmed, Egyptian-born author of A Quiet Revolution: The Veil's Resurgence, from the Middle East to America and the first appointed professor of women's studies in religion at Harvard Divinity School.  

On the latest episode of World Policy On Air, cybersecurity expert Megan Garcia explains why governments and companies must be conscious of the institutional biases they are coding into complex algorithms.  

Nimo Ismail evaluates the obstacles faced by Somaliland, an autonomous region in the northeastern part of Somalia, in gaining recognition as an independent state.  

Around the Institute    

On Wednesday, March 1, World Policy Institute is hosting its next World Economic Roundtable on “The Trump Economic Program: Where Do We Go From Here?” featuring Anthony Scaramucci, a senior adviser to President Trump. Scaramucci will discuss what to expect from the president’s economic agenda in the months ahead and explore its likely effects on economic growth, employment, and America’s investment and trade relations with other major economies. Scaramucci was the founder of the global investment firm SkyBridge Capital and served as co-managing partner before selling the firm this January in order to take a position in the Trump administration.    

Please note this is a members-only event. If you’d like to attend, please consider enrolling in the World Policy Membership Program today.


Fellow Updates  

Alon Ben-Meir interviewed Frederic C. Hof, director of the Atlantic Council's Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East, on the latest episode of his podcast On the Issues. He will also host a conversation with Ambassador Auza of the Holy See Mission to the U.N. at 6:30pm on Feb. 27 at New York University.

Jonathan Cristol published an article in Mic highlighting President Trump’s documented ties to Russia.

Monique El-Faizy wrote an article in France24 about the evolving circus industry in France.

Gene Park contributed an article to Pivotal Issues in Korea-Japan-U.S. Relations: Perspectives from Emerging Leaders, published by The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation.



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