Gergana Ivanova is the first woman to serve in the national guards' unit in Bulgaria. Photo: bTV A few years ago, Gergana Ivanova became famous in my country, Bulgaria. She became the first…

Gergana Tsvetanova Tsvetanova |

It is no secret that disruptive “technologies of tomorrow” are now regularly touted as a keystone to addressing a changing climate.  A recent study by IFC shows that building on technological…

Alzbeta Klein |

Technology can both empower and disempower. At a recent workshop on blockchain, we landed a challenge: how can we use it to facilitate refugee integration? I am an immediate misfit in the dynamic…

Kristina Mikulova |

Negative Beliefs and Attitudes Towards Immigrants Threaten Effective Integration The growing scale of human mobility worldwide has rendered immigration a salient topic. Better integration could…

Jonas Bergmann |

Michael Kugelman, guest blogger, is the senior associate for South Asia at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC. A busy train station in Mumbai, India. Photo:…

Michael Kugelman |

Concern about climate change is often deemed a luxury; the domain of those that do not have to worry about famine, surviving the pending winter, local conflict, or political instability. But in…

Anton Cartwright |

Photo credit: Diego Charlón Sánche Just consider some statistics. It’s estimated some one point four million people move to cities every week. And by 2050, we will add nearly 2.5 billion people to…

John Roome |

Nearly 60 million persons were forcibly displaced worldwide due to conflict and persecution at the end of 2014—the highest number since World War II. Forced displacement is not only a humanitarian…

Kirsten Schuettler |