FP's Global Thinkers
FP's Global Thinkers
the Global Magazine of News and Ideas
Why the ‘Five Stages of Grief’ Theory Is a Sham
Jan 11, 2017
2015 Global Thinker Hanya Yanagihara and writer Meghan O’Rourke debate the limits of pain, empathy, and romance.
Does the World Really Need Nation-States?
Aug 30, 2016
2015 Global Thinker Chigozie Obioma and novelist Taiye Selasi discuss whether the narrative of nationhood is the greatest story ever told.
The Green Movement and its Inconvenient Truths
May 25, 2016
2015 Global Thinker Marjan Minnesma and Gasland director Josh Fox debate the best—and perhaps only—way to spurn action on climate change: Terrify people.
How to Build a Media Industry from Scratch
Apr 27, 2016
From telenovelas to Sesame Street, 2013 Global Thinkers Noura al Kaabi and Saad Mohseni debate the importance of cultural imports in a localized entertainment industry.
Why Migrants Can No Longer Be Considered Society’s “Fringe”
Apr 12, 2016
2015 Global Thinker Tobias Zielony and writer Anna Badkhen debate how the West stereotypes—to dangerous effect—the Global South.
Sweden’s Foreign Minister Has No Time for Giggles
Apr 6, 2016
2015 Global Thinker Margot Wallström explains how she took on critics of her “feminist foreign policy”—and why gender equality is a matter of national security.
From Gender Biases to Extreme Parenting: The Top Questions Women Working in STEM are Sick of Hearing
Mar 30, 2016
2015 Global Thinkers Zainab Ghadiyali, Erin Summers, and Nina Tandon debate the meaning—and reach—of diversity in the sciences.
A Deadly Double Standard
Mar 16, 2016
2013 Global Thinker Gulalai Ismail and 2015 Global Thinker Leslee Udwin debate whether the patriarchal mindset so pervasive in South Asia can be reprogrammed—or if women must persevere in a rape culture.
Can Models Dressed in Trash Save Dakar?
Mar 2, 2016
2015 Global Thinker Fabrice Monteiro discusses how plastic-bag couture can teach a generation to respect its environment.
Are Women Still Disconnected From The Connected World?
Feb 23, 2016
2011 Global Thinker Robert Zoellick and Jeffrey E. Garten discuss the future of emerging markets, gender equality, and the cyclical nature of globalization.
Making a War Zone Camera-Ready
Feb 16, 2016
2015 Global Thinkers Matthew Heineman and Johanna Schwartz discuss the challenges of making a film—and earning a subject’s trust—amidst guns, violence, and suspicion.
Does the LGBT Community Have a Trans Problem?
Feb 9, 2016
2015 Global Thinkers Jim Obergefell and Andreja Pejic discuss divisions in the queer community and the scourge of P.C. culture
What a Genocide 100 Years Ago Reveals About the War in Syria Today
Feb 2, 2016
2015 Global Thinkers Ara Oshagan, Levon Parian, and Vahagn Thomasian discuss how the world hasn’t changed since the slaughter of their Armenian ancestors.
What the West Doesn’t Get About Coming Out in Africa
Jan 19, 2016
2015 Global Thinkers Robin Hammond and Adejoke Tugbiyele discuss how art can be used to upend the continent’s tradition of LGBT persecution.
Is Myanmar Now Ruled by Tyranny of the Majority?
Jan 12, 2016
2015 Global Thinker Wai Wai Nu and Fortify Rights executive director Matthew Smith warn that democracy will mean little unless Muslims get a seat at the political table.
Can the West Fight ISIS Without Forgetting About Assad?
Jan 5, 2016
2015 Global Thinkers Abdalaziz Alhamza and Hussam Alissa, co-founders of Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently, explain how they expose — and evade — atrocities in Syria.
Can Music Be an Effective Weapon?
Dec 30, 2015
2015 Global Thinkers Sonita Alizadeh and Helly Luv discuss how they’ve both used music to fight — against the Islamic State and against the institution of marriage.
How Merkel Gets It Right With Refugees
Dec 22, 2015
2015 Global Thinker Chris Catrambone and 2011 Global Thinker Saskia Sassen discuss how Europe will benefit from the influx of migrants — if only it will let them in.
Why Brain Scientists Should Fail
Dec 15, 2015
2015 Global Thinkers Miguel Nicolelis and Anthony Zador discuss the importance of funding creative neuroscience experiments when — and especially when — the outcome is unknown.
The Power of the Purse
Dec 8, 2015
2015 Global Thinkers Shannon Schuyler and Amy-Willard Cross discuss the importance of supporting women in business — and penalizing those who won’t.
What Is the Breaking Point for Nonviolent Resistance?
Nov 17, 2015
Global Thinkers Erica Chenoweth and David Scheffer debate when — if ever — social and political movements should turn to armed insurgency.
Epidemics on the Move
Nov 10, 2015
2013 Global Thinker Caroline Buckee and FP Voice Laurie Garrett discuss how human migration — and the refugee crisis — poses an immense problem to treating disease.
Why Water Is a Fundamental National Security Issue
Nov 3, 2015
2014 Global Thinker Arye Kohavi and writer Charles Fishman explain why the world’s water problems are solvable — if it weren’t for the clunky policies standing in the way.
Why Won’t Regulators Rein in Big Banks?
Oct 27, 2015
2014 FP Global Thinker Anat Admati and the Peterson Institute’s Pedro Nicolaci da Costa explain why, even now, no one wants to stand up to Wall Street.
What Are Africa’s New Missionaries Peddling?
Oct 13, 2015
2014 Global Thinker and visual artist Sam Hopkins joins FP contributor Michela Wrong to discuss the aid industry’s skewed view of East Africa — and how artists can offer a better picture.
Is the World Losing a Generation of Syrians to Trauma?
Oct 6, 2015
FP contributor Lauren Wolfe and Wendy Young, head of Kids in Need of Defense, discuss the hardships children endure when they flee war — and when they cross U.S. and EU borders.
Is God Having a Climate Moment?
Sep 30, 2015
Atmospheric scientist Katharine Hayhoe and activist Bill McKibben discuss the pope, global warming, and the making of faith-based environmentalism.
What Is the Way Out in Yemen?
Sep 23, 2015
FP contributor Elizabeth Dickinson and Yemeni activist Farea al-Muslimi on the reach of Riyadh and how the West could actually help.
From Bombs to Books
Sep 16, 2015
David Rothkopf talks to Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai and her father, Ziauddin Yousafzai, on education equality and the value of dreaming big.
Global Thinkers: Understanding Genocide’s Perpetrators
Aug 26, 2015
From Indonesia to Syria, just how different are victims from victimizers?
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