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John Kerry in Kenya+ Somalia

The Secretary of State is in the midst of a visit to Kenya to lay the groundwork for President Obama’s visit in July. There are many issues on the table, including terrorism, human rights issues and...
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Episode 63: Albina du Boisrouvray

Albina du Boisrouvray is a French countess who sold her family heirlooms to start an anti poverty NGO. She was born into one of the wealthiest families in the world and was a successful film producer when her...
Gayle Smith

Meet Your Next USAID Administrator?

President Obama nominated Gayle Smith to serve as the next administrator of USAID. Smith is a longtime Africa hand and co-founder of the Enough Project. She’s served as the top global development official on...
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Did Nepal Just Dodge a Bullet?

Two years ago, I asked a top UN expert in disaster to describe the one scenario that keeps him up at night. Without hesitation he said that an intense earthquake in Kathamndu would be a monumental catastrophe...