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Honoring Veterans Day with IVY: What It Means To Be A U.S. Veteran

By  •  4 weeks ago

November 11, 1919 marked the first anniversary of World War I’s end, commemorating the armistice signed between the Allied Powers and Germany. The U.S. Congress passed a resolution for an …
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Fake News in 2017: Getting by with a Little Help from the News Literacy Project

By  •  3 months ago

The pernicious nature of information in “fake news” media today, along with the uncertainty behind the bias, sourcing, and narrative intent of such work, has made authentic journalism more critical …
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“We Need Politicians Who Aren’t Interested in Reelection”

By  •  3 months ago

On Tuesday, August 15, IVY members learned what running for office entails from Josh Thompson, a former NYC mayoral candidate and education activist, and David Burstein, the co-founder and CEO …
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A Change in the Political Headwinds: Populism, Media & The Economy

By  •  4 months ago

We live in a time of change, with a growing chorus of voices questioning the post-war world order. Aspects of Western society deemed sacrosanct are increasingly under pressure to adapt …
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Millennial Engagement in Politics: What Needs to Change

By  •  4 months ago

Since the 2017 presidential election, grassroots organizations such as Run for America and Change.org have focused their efforts on bringing a larger number of millennial candidates into politics. The aim …
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Politics in the Age of Clicks: How Can You Succeed as a Millennial?

By  •  4 months ago

Political participation among millennials in the United States, and in other Western Democracies, has been lackluster compared to previous generations. Notably, however, their political leanings show a stark break from …
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How You Can Help Fight Fake News

By  •  4 months ago

“Post-truth” was coined as Oxford Dictionaries 2016 Word of the Year, reflecting a worrying trend of malicious misinformation and a global challenge to fact-based journalistic work. Yet amidst the concern, it …
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New Hope or a False Dawn? Analyzing the Turkish Referendum | Steven Cook

By  •  7 months ago

Since the establishment of the secular-minded Turkish Republic in 1923 under the leadership of Ataturk, Turkey has been in the throes of immense societal transformations. Issues of European identity juxtaposed …
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How to Confront Nationalism According to an NYU Historian | Katherine Fleming

By  •  8 months ago

Since the 2008 financial crisis, the Western, liberal democratic project has shown chinks in the armor of what was once seen as an irreversible trend towards a globalized society based on …
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Brexit: What’s Next for the Union | Brian Beary

By  •  8 months ago

Questions as to the future of the United Kingdom, and the unity that gives it its name, still animate heated discussions on the subject of Brexit and its implications for …
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IVY’s Policy Program Director Talks with Atlantic Council’s International Political Leaders

By  •  8 months ago

On Friday, March 10, the Atlantic Council’s EuroGrowth Initiative gathered in Washington, DC with political and intellectual leaders from around the world to discuss the current state of affairs in …
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What Does it Take to Be a CIA Spy?

By  •  9 months ago

Several years out of the CIA, former covert operative Lindsay Moran still knows how to crash cars into barriers at 60 mph.

Yet, though the agency does train its operatives …
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U.S. Foreign Policy in a Turbulent World

By  •  10 months ago

The world is experiencing one of the most transformative moments in U.S. foreign policy. The shifting nature of current and future U.S. foreign policy has sent waves of uncertainty around …
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How to Fix a Broken Prison System Using Restorative Justice

By  •  10 months ago

The United States leads the world in rates of imprisonment. The nation represents approximately 5 percent of the world’s population, yet holds a staggering 25 percent of the world’s inmates. There are currently …
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How to Prevent International Conflict

By  •  10 months ago

What is the future of national security? This is a question on the minds of many people around the nation, and was the focus of a compelling IVY Ideas Night with …
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Computer Security Expert Mikko Hyppönen Discusses How to Fight Hackers

By  •  11 months ago

Mikko Hyppönen is a renowned computer security expert and the Chief Research Officer of F-Secure, a Finnish cyber security and privacy company that provides security for some of the biggest …
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Dr. Dambisa Moyo Talks the Future of the Global Economy

By  •  11 months ago

Meet IVY Thought Leader Dr. Dambisa Moyo, a Zambian-born international economist and author who studies macroeconomy and international affairs. Her work has taken her to more than 70 countries over …
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How to Teach Truth when It Can Get You Killed

By  •  11 months ago

How do you teach truth in a place where government creates truth? Can teaching critical thinking get North Korean students killed? These were the questions posed by award-winning author, journalist, …
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Ambassador Reveals a Post-Election Path to Clarity

By  •  11 months ago

What does foreign policy look like today, and what will it look like in the Trump era?

Enter Daniel Kurtzer, the former U.S. Ambassador to Israel and Egypt, who is now …
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Inside the Effort to Quantify Global Human Development

By  •  11 months ago

Globalization at Its Best

In 1990, in an effort to measure the effects of poverty, the World Bank designated people living under $1 a day to be experiencing “extreme poverty.” …
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Op-Ed: “Panicked” or Not, Proposition HHH is Necessary to Address the Severity of the Homelessness Crisis in Los Angeles

By  •  1 year ago

On June 12, 2016, Los Angeles County called for a state of emergency declaration in reference to California’s homelessness crisis. The declaration was an attempt to elicit the attention of …
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Is America as Deeply Divided as Everyone Thinks? Big Data Says No

By  •  1 year ago

Dr. Sam Abrams is out to disrupt politics — with data. His findings? We may not be as divided as the national news media tells us we are.

As a …
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The Digital Age Isn’t Ruining Journalism — It’s Changing It | Jordan Crook

By  •  1 year ago

It’s certainly no secret that the digital age has complicated journalism. How then do we distinguish time-tested sources like The New York Times or The Washington Post from more up-and-coming click …
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Inside the Mind of an Ambassador

By  •  2 years ago

Former U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan Cameron Munter knows conflict. He served as a diplomat under 5 different Presidents, and he’s worked in some of the most contentious regions across the …
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How Apple is Tackling Major Issues of Cybersecurity

By  •  2 years ago

Apple’s challenge to the F.B.I. feels like a battle of behemoths—and there’s no clear end in sight. Surely, the Supreme Court will decide. But Apple is an international company, and …
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Tinder for President: SmarterVote Chooses Your Ideal Candidate

By  •  2 years ago

Can we “Make America Great Again?” Donald Trump surely hopes so. With nearly two dozen Republicans running in the primary election and uncertainty pervading the Democratic Party, the White House …
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How Design Becomes Radical Social Change

By  •  2 years ago

Most good designers will tell you that design is not useful unless it directly serves the need of the end-user. And yet, finding out what the end user actually wants—and …
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Tech Investors Take On Washington—Can They Save Our Economy?

By  •  2 years ago

Washington D.C. is about to get a wake-up call—from tech investors.

As the economy crawls along and Congress deliberates over an economic policy that makes sense, there are a few voices that are conspicuously …
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Secrets of the NSA

By  •  3 years ago

I am an American patriot. Many impressions may come to mind at that word, “patriot”: perhaps that I am a Republican, that I don’t care about people outside the US, …
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The End of the World as We Know It?

By  •  3 years ago

Early in the morning in a cozy home office in Boston, IVY member Thomas Waite calmly sits down with a fresh pot of coffee to write about cataclysmic cyber warfare …
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Top Predictions for America’s Future

By  •  3 years ago

Where will U.S. power and influence in the world stand at the beginning of 2015?

In brief: While the United States is in relative decline, and will likely remain so, …
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