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Peter Sutherland

Peter Sutherland

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Peter Sutherland, former United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General for International Migration and Development, was former Director General of the World Trade Organization, EU Commissioner for Competition, and Attorney General of Ireland.

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  1. Migration’s Private-Sector Problem-Solvers
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    Migration’s Private-Sector Problem-Solvers

    Sep 12, 2016 Peter Sutherland praises the individuals, companies, and NGOs helping refugees find new homes and employment.

  2. Cities for Migrants
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    Cities for Migrants

    Aug 26, 2016 Peter Sutherland believes that municipal authorities hold the key to successful integration of newcomers.

  3. Migration Fact vs. Migration Fiction
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    Migration Fact vs. Migration Fiction

    Aug 6, 2016 Peter Sutherland refutes the misleading claims that have come to dominate developed countries' immigration debates.

  4. Defusing Migration
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    Defusing Migration

    Jul 8, 2016 Peter Sutherland challenges the corrosive myths that nationalists in Britain and elsewhere have been peddling.

  5. Saving Our Drowning Humanity
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    Saving Our Drowning Humanity

    Jun 13, 2016 Peter Sutherland urges the EU and other developed countries to take in more migrants.

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    Higher Immigration or Higher Interest Rates for America?

    Ricardo Hausmann & Dany Bahar explain why the persistence of Trump-era xenophobia among US policymakers could lead to economic stagnation.
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    Life, Liberty, and Lost Output

    Shang-Jin Wei considers the cost-benefit calculations fueling China’s protests against the government’s zero-COVID policy.
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    Iran’s Conservative Tightrope

    Djavad Salehi-Isfahani

    The Islamic Republic has been unable to quell the civil unrest that erupted three months ago, after Mahsa Amini died after being detained for violating hijab rules. While the regime has now abolished the morality police, the protesters have broadened their demands.

    explains why the country’s hardliners may no longer be able to force their will on the public.
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    The State Legacy of China’s Success

    Zhang Jun explains why Western scholars should pay more attention to the crucial role of the state.
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    What the COP15 Biodiversity Conference Must Do

    Juan Manuel Santos hopes world leaders will deliver a breakthrough for nature equivalent to the Paris climate agreement.
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    China’s Activist Shortage

    Yi Fuxian argues that decades of strict family-planning policies have effectively precluded a pro-democracy movement.
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    Disrupting the Disruptors

    Roger McNamee considers what new economic conditions mean for an industry whose growth (and misbehavior) defined an era.
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    When Voters Become Fans

    Kaushik Basu thinks deepening polarization has given the lie to a longstanding assumption about electoral politics.
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    Africa’s Responsibility to Protect Biodiversity

    Hailemariam Desalegn urges the continent’s leaders to unite behind a shared conservation agenda, beginning at COP15.

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