Topic : Society

  • Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf speaks to villagers about Ebola virus precautions outside Ganta Forum Article

    We all have a stake in the battle against Ebola

    Dear World, In just over six months, Ebola has managed to bring my country to a standstill. … more

  • A video installation by Mexican artist Miguel Chevalier titled ?Ultra-Nature? is projected onto a wall in the heart of the city at the Singapore Art Museum Forum Article

    Why innovation needs both art and science

    The most creative innovations of the digital age came from those who were able to connect the arts and… more

  • RTR49LMI Forum Article

    How to prepare for the next Ebola

    Until Thomas Eric Duncan brought Ebola into the United States, the disease was largely dismissed as an… more

  • Employees practice relaxation exercises during break at the production facility of Phonak hearing devices of Swiss hearing aid maker Sonova in Staefa Forum Article

    How to cope with pressure at work

    Imagine you're about to miss your monthly sales targets, you do not get a crucial contract signed… more

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    Three questions about India’s “smart cities”

    “Smart city” has become a buzzword in India ever since Prime Minister Narendra Modi outlined his… more

  • French Minister of Women’s Rights and Spokesperson of the Government Najat Vallaud-Belkacem attends a vote on the prostitution law at the National Assembly in Paris Global Shapers Article

    How to close the gender gap? Get political

    “All men are born equal.” There is no doubt that this ideal should include women. However, since… more

  • A woman pushes a pram along the embankment in the Black Sea resort town of Alushta Forum Article

    What matters more: GDP or happiness?

    Since 1990, GDP per person in China has doubled and then redoubled. With average incomes multiplying… more

  • Health worker checks the temperature of a baby entering Mali from Guinea at the border in Kouremale Forum Article

    What can we learn from Ebola?

    The Ebola epidemic is threatening not only West Africans’ lives, but also the progress toward… more

  • A man washes hands at facility outside Green Pharmacy, Area 8, in Abuja Forum Article

    Why we need to rethink drug trials for diseases like Ebola

    The Ebola crisis brings into sharp contrast the importance of appropriate regulation for trials of new… more

  • toobigdata Forum Article

    Why better data is the key to tackling poverty

    When you think about ending poverty and promoting shared prosperity, what comes to… more

  • Omar Aguilar, a pruner or “desmochador”, climbs a royal palm tree to cut branches of berries on a farm on the outskirts of Havana Forum Article

    How do we collaborate to curb deforestation?

    Consumers around the world are beginning to favour responsibly produced goods; and many companies that… more

  • India school girl Global Shapers Article

    How to close the gender gap? Start at school

    Over my years of involvement with school health programmes in India, I have found that  incorporating… more

  • A Filipino trader rubs his eyes as a downside trend is shown on the screen of the Philippine … Forum Article

    Does regret lead to bad investment decisions?

    The leading normative theory in economics – expected utility theory – postulates… more

  • Reynolds High School students observe a moment of silence during graduation ceremony at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Portland Forum Article

    Four ways businesses can reduce school dropout

    It’s October and already America’s public high school administrators have a good idea which students… more

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    How to stop foreign TV eroding local culture

    The idea that television can transform culture has been prominent in the political… more

  • People walk towards a train station in Tokyo Forum Article

    Why patience pays

    In economics, patience is measured as the ‘rate of time preference’, which… more

  • Pedestrians on a street of Tokyo’s Ginza shopping district are reflected Forum Article

    How culture holds women back economically

    Until recently, there has been very little analysis of women’s role in the economy. Two centuries ago… more

  • Sarah Banerji of Lincoln harvests tomatoes on an urban farm plot in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston Forum Article

    We can end hunger in this lifetime

    As World Food Day focuses attention on global hunger, we find ourselves at a crossroads of opportunity and… more