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Time to Act on Inequality and Exclusion

Inequality and exclusion harm society in a number of ways, ranging from fraying trust in institutions and increasing volatility in politics, to causing economic damage, physical insecurity, and higher rates of crime and suicide. This discussion brief lays out an array of tangible costs to show that inequality is damaging not only on normative, but also social and economic grounds. The areas of analysis include public health problems, impacts on safety and security, and the economic effects of GPD gaps caused by discrimination and unequal opportunity.

Oct 28, 2019
Paul Von Chamier
CIC director Sarah Cliffe explains how the Grand Challenge on Inequality and Exclusion is bringing together a group of countries and organizations that are developing bold and innovative policy solutions in areas like social protection, labor rights, and housing, and working to put them into practice.
Oct 22, 2019
Sarah Cliffe
The Arc of Protection

Leah Zamore, director of CIC's Humanitarian Crises program, has co-authored a new book, The Arc of Protection: Reforming the International Refugee Regime, with T. Alexander Aleinikoff, director of The New School's Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility.  

Oct 14, 2019
Leah Zamore
Humanitarian Crises
Tackling inequality is not only about getting the policies right, but about getting the politics right so we can put those policies into action. Often the biggest challenge is not that we do not know what to do, but rather that we face powerful lobbies, and powerful myths, that make it hard to pursue effective solutions. The road to tackling inequality is obstructed by two related obstacles: first, concerted pushback from members of the economic elite, and second, the pervasive myth that the economic elite know best what is best for the economy.
Oct 08, 2019

Liv Tørres will take up the baton as director of the Pathfinders for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies at New York University’s Center on International Cooperation (CIC) starting January 1, 2020. Tørres has served as executive director of the Nobel Peace Center since 2016.


Oct 01, 2019