Robin Cook

May 2, 2013
West and Africa building partenerships

Africa’s New Models in Philanthropy

The recent Madonna debacle in Malawi – centered around a statement sent from the State House erroneously labeling the singer as a pompous attention-seeker for her charity work (who would have thought?) – has led to a much larger investigative look at the role philanthropy now plays in Africa. I recently read […]
April 25, 2013
Stephen A. Schwarzman

Scholarship Looking to the Future

It doesn’t take a clairvoyant, or genius, to see where the global economic and political muscle will be in the future. The sub-prime mortgage crisis of the last few years highlights not only glaring discrepancies in national economic policies, but also the regulatory mechanics supposedly in place to monitor them. […]
April 21, 2013
Honey Bee in Flight

Parliamentary Action for Bees

The debate about the health of the little buzzing critters that routinely disrupt picnics – Bees – has taken on an ever-widening scope. Within the last decade scientific evidence has shown that wild species of bees, or honeybees, are responsible for pollinating “one third of the world’s crops.” And it’s also become […]
April 14, 2013
Philippe Cousteau

Water is Life

Everywhere I look in the mainstream press lately, green issues are increasingly dominating our political and social landscape – philanthropists too, are seeing the necessity and bigger picture of focusing their time and energies in this direction. CNN has been running interesting online reportage about the environment, covering issues like the […]