Skip to main content

Filippo Grandi

Filippo Grandi

6 commentaries

Filippo Grandi is United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

Sort by: Show:
  1. Solidarity with Refugees Has a New Blueprint
    grandi6_DELIL SOULEIMANAFP via Getty Images_refugeechildbarefoot Delil Souleiman/AFP via Getty Images

    Solidarity with Refugees Has a New Blueprint

    Dec 17, 2019 Filippo Grandi touts the Global Compact on Refugees as a guide to mounting an effective response to today's migration crises.

  2. Closing the Refugee Education Gap
    grandi5_K M AsadLightRocket via Getty Images_refugee education K.M. Asad/LightRocket via Getty Images

    Closing the Refugee Education Gap

    Aug 30, 2019 Filippo Grandi argues that low secondary-school enrollment for displaced children amounts to a massive lost opportunity.

  3. The Missing Link of Refugee Response
    rohingya refugee children in classroom Munir Uz Zaman/AFP/Getty Images

    The Missing Link of Refugee Response

    Sep 4, 2018 Filippo Grandi shows why effective policies for displaced people must include educational opportunities.

  4. The Urgency of Refugee Education
     United Nations-run school in the Al-Shatee refugee camp Mohammed Abed/Getty Images

    The Urgency of Refugee Education

    Sep 14, 2017 Filippo Grandi says time is running out to ensure that displaced young people do not lose out on a future.

  5. Connectivity and the Modern Refugee
    Migrants rescued by Topaz Responder Andreas Solaro/Getty Images

    Connectivity and the Modern Refugee

    Jan 18, 2017 Filippo Grandi urges measures to ensure that displaced people have access to vital technology.

  1. fuhr16_LOIC VENANCEAFP via Getty Images_climateprotest Loic Venance/AFP via Getty Images

    Debunking Solar Geoengineering

    Lili Fuhr argues that solar geoengineering is no substitute for phasing out fossil fuels.
  2. qian26_ NOEL CELISAFP via Getty Images_chinapoliceprotests Noel Celis/AFP via Getty Images

    What China’s Zero-COVID Drama Foreshadows

    Nancy Qian thinks the recent protests – and the government's response – point to a broader political challenge.
  3. coyle28_JOSEP LAGOAFP via Getty Images_semiconductors JOSEP LAGO/AFP via Getty Images

    The Double Transformation

    Diane Coyle urges antitrust regulators to update their thinking to accommodate the net-zero transition.
  4. op_evans3_Anthony KwanGetty Image_equalityhumanrights Anthony Kwan/Getty Images

    Revitalizing the Struggle for Human Rights

    Gareth Evans

    Around the world, indicators of the strength of democracy and the protection of human rights have been falling, even in countries that have long championed such values. But while pessimists have the wind at their back, optimists still have the stronger argument.

    offers eight principles to guide advocates as they try to put progress back on track.
  5. BP - china protests Kevin Frayer / Stringer via Getty Images

    The Zero-COVID Revolution?

    After tens of thousands of Chinese took to the streets in cities throughout the country, China’s government has begun to loosen pandemic restrictions. But, while an exit from the controversial zero-COVID policy was long overdue, the path ahead is strewn with pitfalls, and hopes for a sustained wave of Chinese popular resistance are likely misplaced.

  6. feingold1_Special Envoy for Biodiversity and Water Resources_us national park George Rose/Getty Images

    What US Leadership Can Do for Nature

    Russ Feingold shows how America can contribute to conservation despite its failure to ratify the biodiversity convention.
  7. songwe7_Tony KARUMBA  AFP) (Photo by TONY KARUMBAAFP via Getty Images_climate Photo by TONY KARUMBA/AFP via Getty Images

    The Global Climate-Finance Challenge

    Vera Songwe, et al. show how to mobilize the funding developing countries will need to avert the worst effects of global warming.
  8. stiglitz313_FREDERIC J. BROWNAFP via Getty Images_USgas Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images

    All Pain and No Gain from Higher Interest Rates

    Joseph E. Stiglitz explains why the current demand-focused approach to taming inflation is all wrong.
  9. ortiz6_STEFANI REYNOLDSAFP via Getty Images_austerity imf STEFANI REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images

    Ending the Austerity Pandemic

    Isabel Ortiz & Matthew Cummins warn that governments are returning to the same failed belt-tightening policies of the past.

Edit Newsletter Preferences

Set up Notification

To receive email updates regarding this {entity_type}, please enter your email below.

If you are not already registered, this will create a PS account for you. You should receive an activation email shortly.