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In A Deluge of Consequences, the first World Policy e-book, intrepid journalist Jacques Leslie takes us along on a mythic, spell-binding trip to the bucolic kingdom of Bhutan, where the planet's next environmental disaster is set to unfold. 

 

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The  World Policy Institute understands that policymakers and opinion leaders need creative ways to catalyze innovation and engage wider coalitions in solving some of the world’s biggest challenges.  By working with artists focused on the same issues, this cross-cutting initiative seeks to build a new, collaborative model for social change. 

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Monday, October 20, 2014 - 10:30am
Join us on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. EST for a Twitter Chat with our panel of experts as we examine how social media impacts society.
Tuesday, July 8, 2014 - 11:00am
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Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 6:00pm
World Policy Institute, CultureStrike, and the Asian American Writers’ Workshop present a film screening of "Who is Dayani Cristal?" and political salon on migration, border security, and social justice.
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 6:30pm
Joseph A. Cari Jr. is Chair of the World Policy Institute, as well as Chairman and CEO of Integration Capital & Trade Global, an international merchant co-development bank. Cari has lectured on foreign policy and U.S. presidential politics at the Lebanese American University in Beirut, Villanova University in Philadelphia, and Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, where he also serves as Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Institute for Leadership Studies.
Monday, May 12, 2014 - 5:30pm
Join World Policy Institute and The Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute for an exciting panel discussion on the future of emerging cities. The event will address questions like: what role can the informal sector play in building more inclusive and resilient cities?
Sunday, April 27, 2014 - 1:00pm
Deep in the sun-blistered Sonora Desert beneath a cicada tree, Arizona border police discover a decomposing male body. Lifting a tattered t-shirt, they expose a tattoo that reads “Dayani Cristal.” Who is this person? What brought him here? How did he die? And who – or what – is Dayani Cristal?
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 6:00pm
Join World Policy's political salon with Souad Mekhenne, co-author of "The Eternal Nazi" for a conversation on the story of Dr. Aribert Heim - a wanted SS doctor for the Nazis who escaped an international manhunt and a German party resolute on finding him.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 11:00am
Join us on Wednesday, April 9, 2013 at 11am EST for a Twitter Chat with our panel of experts as we examine how gender and sexuality impact society.
Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 6:00pm
Political Salon with Greg Lindsay and Keller Easterling.
Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 6:30pm
Clifford Chance cordially invites you to join Matthew Bishop, US Business Editor and New York Bureau Chief of The Economist and Susan McPherson, Founder, McPherson Strategies, for a book launch event to celebrate the publication of Alice Korngold's "A Better World, Inc.: How Companies Profit by Solving Global Problems...Where Governments Cannot."
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 6:30pm
John Lipsky's service at the International Monetary Fund coincided with the onset of the greatest economic and financial challenges faced by the rapidly globalizing world. In this private dinner discussion, Dr. Lipsky will offer his analysis of the shortcomings of the current system of international economic governance, and what needs to change in order to ensure the coordination needed to maintain an increasingly interconnected economy.
Monday, March 17, 2014 - 12:00pm
A private, off-the-record roundtable lunch discussion on women's rights in Afghanistan with four leading Afghan activists.
Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 6:00pm
In this Salon, acclaimed former Los Angeles Times correspondent Jacques Leslie warns of the devastating and dramatic consequences if we lose the race against these Glacial Lake Outburst Floods. Jacques Leslie’s A Deluge of Consequences is the first World Policy Book and an extension of an article Leslie wrote for the World Policy Journal Summer 2013 issue. Leslie’s last book, Deep Water: The Epic Struggle Over Dams, Displaced People, and the Environment, won the J. Anthony Lukas Work-in-Progress Award for its “elegant, beautiful prose.”
Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 6:00pm
In our mega-urbanized, mega-digitized world, cities around the globe are deploying technology to address both the timeless challenges of government and the mounting problems posed by unprecedented urbanization. As technology giants, entrepreneurs, mayors, and an emerging vanguard of civic hackers are trying to shape this new frontier, urbanist Anthony Townsend considers the motivations, aspirations, and shortcomings of all who are building the future one click at a time.
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 9:30am
Join us on Wednesday, January 22 at 9:30 a.m. for a Twitter Chat with our panel of experts as we examine the complex relationship between China and India.
Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 6:00pm
The Syrian opposition continues to fragment politically and militarily. The moderate leadership has weakened, while Islamist forces have been strengthened militarily– even as they turn their guns on other opposition groups as well as the Syrian government. In this Salon, International Crisis Group Syria analyst Noah Bonsey leads an off-the-record discussion of Syria's opposition and its future.
Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 6:00pm
Abandoning expansive ambitions of a decade ago, U.S. policymakers have preferred diplomatic and multilateral approaches over military action, actively engaging with the European Union, Russia, and United Nations in containing conflict and managing unrest. In this World Policy Salon, Jeffrey Laurenti explores the viability of military assertiveness in resolving the Middle East conflicts.
Tuesday, December 3, 2013 - 6:00pm
Join senior fellow Kavitha Rajagopalan in conversation with Shehnaz Abdeljaber, board president of Unchained At Last, a Palestinian woman who took on her family and community to avoid an arranged marriage.
Friday, November 22, 2013 - 6:00pm
Three Years Later: A Retrospective on the Arab Spring—A Political Salon with Maytha Alhassen and Ahmed Shihab-Eldin Co-editors of Demanding Dignity: Young Voices from the Front Lines of the Arab Revolutions
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - 6:00pm
As economic and political influence shift east, Jeremy Balkin explores Australia’s evolving role in Asian security and how the US’s strongest ally in the region can get the Asia Pivot back on track.