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Event – October 30 | The Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat: Pluralism Forum - India and Canada: Pathways to Inclusive Citizenship

Why do some societies succeed in living together peacefully with their diversity, while others struggle?

In the attempt to understand the factors that help to build inclusive societies, two experiences stand out in particular. 1,340 more words


A Chinese Rival to the World Bank - Room for Debate - NYTimes.com

More on the AIIB.  There are good reasons for the U.S. not to resist the creation of the bank.  Here are come of them, as well as some clarity on the political dimension of the issue. 12 more words

Development Finance

US Treasury Statement On Infrastructure and Environmental Safeguards at the World Bank

The US Treasury Secretary supports a consultation on environmental safeguards by the World Bank.  Also, this reflects support for the lead infrastructure role of the World Bank and a kind of back door criticism or US signal against the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)  being created with the leadership of China, in direct competition with the World Bank. 154 more words


Deadly Road to Paradise

Starting in Dengfeng, I had a long way to go to get to Guoliang. Which way? No one was really sure… I’d asked around, but nobody had ever even heard of the place. 865 more words


Shaolin Zen Music Ritual

Dengfeng is a bit of a funny place. Sadly it is yet another of those Chinese towns that really doesn’t have much going for it. It is not particularly attractive, the people aren’t particularly hospitable and the food isn’t particularly delicious. 365 more words


China's Ancient Grottoes

On the whole, China’s history is overwhelming. When you realize that the artifacts you are looking at are nearly two thousand years old, your head can start to spin a little. 820 more words