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Affordable Housing Key to Sustainable, Inclusive Cities
Organized under the critically important theme of “Cities 2030, Cities for All: Implementing the New Urban Agenda,” the 9th Session of the World Urban Forum is in progress in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The global convening focuses on the New Urban Agenda as a tool and accelerator for achieving the Agenda 2030…

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Oh Man! United Arab Emirates to Oman – and Back: Notes from a Border Crossing
Oh Man! United Arab Emirates to Oman – and Back Notes from a Border Crossing, 1 Feb 2018: UAE/Oman border crossing at Shikla:  24°12'52.95"N, 55°57'18.58"E Only five roads link the UAE with Oman, its neighbor to the south and east, to form official border crossings. If you are an ‘ex pat’…

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Urban Sound and Habitability
by Naomi Waltham-Smith I In December 2017,   I was honored to be invited to contribute to Perry World House’s workshop on Advancing the New Urban Agenda in a Shifting World. Alongside policy makers and practitioners, urban planners, lawyers, and political scientists, one wonders exactly what a musicologist might have to add…

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WTO Ministerial Meeting in Buenos Aires ends without progress amidst growing discord, but Burke-White and PWH Bring Academic Expertise to Bear on Negotiations
By Bill Burke-White Inaugural Director, Perry World House The World Trade Organization (WTO) met this week in Buenos Aires, Argentina for its 11th biannual Ministerial Conference (MC11) in the shadow of a growing populist backlash against the norms and institutions of free trade. While the meetings were intended to make progress…

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Border Security, migration governance & sovereignty
Susan F. Martin Perry World House Visiting Fellow, University of Pennsylvania, and Donald G. Herzberg Emeritus Professor of International Migration, Georgetown University Elizabeth Ferris Research Professor and Acting Director, Institute for the Study of International Migration, Georgetown University In a misguided decision, the United States withdrew this week from participation in…

Refugees: A Cruel Numbers Game
How many refugees should the United States bring to our country each year?  President Trump says: far fewer than we have in the past.  The White House recently announced the new target would be 45,000 refugees per year.  When President Obama left office, he had increased the number of refugees admitted…