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Rwanda Still Healing 20 Years After Genocide

Monday, April 07, 2014

Commemoration ceremonies have begun in Rwanda 20 years after genocide ripped through the country. The healing, in many ways, has still just begun. What does a nation on its way to healing look like?

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Realities of International Aid

Thursday, October 04, 2012

Tori Hogan describes how working for a foreign aid organization in Africa made her realize that poorly managed aid can sometimes do more harm than good. In Beyond Good Intentions: A Journey into the Realities of International Aid she offers improvements to the way we offer aid overseas.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Future of Economic Growth in a Multispeed World

Monday, May 16, 2011

Michael Spence, winner of the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences, discusses the economic growth that led to enormous gaps in wealth and living standards between the industrialized West and the rest of the world. In The Next Convergence: The Future of Economic Growth in a Multispeed World, looks at how this pattern shifted after World War II, and how that trend will reshape the world.

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The Takeaway

9 Years in Afghanistan

Thursday, October 07, 2010

On October 7th, 2001, less than a month after the attacks of September 11, American and British forces entered Afghanistan seeking to disrupt terrorist activities and capture members of al-Qaida. Nine years later we look back and reflect on one of the longest armed conflicts the U.S. has ever seen. Gideon Rose, editor of Foreign Affairs joins us for the hour.

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