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Arizona State University and New America recently co-hosted the seventh annual Future Security Forum. The event, taking place just after the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, reflected on the past 20 years of U.S. security policy and charted the next 20 years of national and international security trends. The forum is the premier annual event of the Future Security project — a research, education, and policy partnership between ASU and New America that develops new models and examples for...
The United States is preparing to spend $1 trillion on repairing and upgrading the country’s infrastructure. This would be the largest federal investment in infrastructure projects in more than a decade, with the bulk of the spending focused on transportation, utilities and pollution cleanup. There will be improvements to traditional systems, including transportation networks and energy grids, but the proposed federal funding will also go toward improving the nation’s climate resilience and...
The Poynter Institute’s PolitiFact will move its offices to Arizona State University’s location in the heart of Washington, D.C., in a unique collaboration that will expand training in fact-checking journalism, create a new website to fact-check Arizona politicians and grow Poynter’s teaching footprint in the nation’s capital. The Pulitzer Prize-winning digital fact-checking organization has long been rating the accuracy and claims of elected officials from Washington offices on Connecticut...
Former U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May recently joined former U.S. Defense Secretary and inaugural John S. McCain Distinguished Fellow Mark Esper to discuss all things related to the trans-Atlantic alliance as the second installment of the “Conversations With Secretary Esper” series organized by the McCain Institute for International Leadership at Arizona State University . “President Joe Biden's first trip to Europe as president of the United States was a packed and busy agenda with a lot...
Two Arizona State University professors have been invited to join a prestigious new initiative that’s intended to empower African experts to help shape policy in Africa. The Africa Knowledge Network was launched last month with the goal of highlighting scholars and professionals from the continent in order to leverage their expertise. The project is led by the United Nations Office of the Special Adviser on Africa , which was created in 2003 to raise global awareness about issues in Africa....
The empty grocery shelves and miles-long food bank queues we have seen during the COVID-19 pandemic have underscored the fragility of the highly centralized, “just-in-time” global food supply chain on which we all depend. Food produced through the overuse of chemicals, monoculture cropping systems and intensive animal farming on land and at sea degrades natural resources faster than they can regenerate and causes over a third of all human-made greenhouse gas emissions. Crucially, this flawed...
Is the office dead? As COVID-19 vaccines become readily available, social distancing guidelines begin to relax and active COVID-19 cases among Americans continue to decline, many companies and organizations are looking to the future of work. How should companies handle the long-anticipated — and in some cases dreaded — return to the office? Will we ever return to the old 9-to-5 model? Do we even need to? “This is, in some ways, a privileged conversation,” said Andrés Martinez , editorial...
In her new, intimate memoir, Cindy McCain opens up about her beloved husband, the late Sen. John McCain, their 38-year marriage, and the trials and triumphs of her life. She recently sat down with Ambassador Josette Sheeran, the McCain Institute for International Leadership’s executive chairman, to discuss the book. In “Stronger: Courage, Hope, & Humor in My Life with John McCain,” McCain recounts the struggles and joys of being a political spouse, relives their early years together and...
Higher education has myriad equity issues: The gap between “elite universities” and other institutions continues to increase, tuition prices are inaccessible for most and admission requirements are unattainable for many. The higher education model is in need of a remodel. The pandemic has accelerated some of the trends already in place to disrupt the traditional model of higher education. With these changes being set into motion, what does the future of higher education look like? “There’s...

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