In Egypt, army units are baking bread for the poor. In Mexico, office workers are cutting back on tortillas. Even in New York City, gourmet shops are no longer stocking certain items. What’s behind the global food crisis?
Henrietta Fore, Administrator, USAID
Jeffrey Sachs, Director, Earth Institute
Nancy BirdNormalsall, President, Center for Global Development
Lester Brown, President, Earth Policy Institute
Joachim Von Braun, Director General, International Food Policy Research
Josette Sheeran, Executive Director, World Food Program
#2103: Rising Giants: The World’s Fastest Growing Countries
High oil prices. The crisis on Wall Street. Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. As Americans face these and other challenges, a number of fast-growing countries, Brazil, Russia, China and India, are poised to compete in the global economy. Are they a real threat to U.S. dominance?
Bob Kerry, President, The New School
Kishore Mahbubani, Author, The New Asian Hemisphere
Susan Segal, President and CEO, Council of the Americas
Parag Khanna, Author, The Second World
John Wolf, President, Eisenhower Exchange Fellowships
Michael Schiffer, Program Officer, The Stanley Foundation
As Arctic ice melts, the opening of the North West Passage could be the definitive event of our time. Is the U.S. poised to take advantage of this new trade route and its vast resources, or is Russia edging it out? What are the ramifications of the great melt?
Senator Lisa Murkowski, Republican from Alaska
Scott Borgerson, International Affairs Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
Ed Struzik, Reporter and Author, The Big Thaw
Caitlyn Antrim, President, Rule of Law Committee for the Oceans
Harlan Cohen, Advisor, International Union for Conservation of Nature
Eight years after 9/11, the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan is as lawless as ever and Osama bin Laden is still on the loose. Should the U.S. move to secure this region, home to ranks of Taliban and al Qaeda leaders?
Christiane Amanpour, CNN world affairs correspondent
Richard Boucher, Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of State
Richard Armitage, former Undersecretary of State, U.S. Department of State
Ashraf Ghani, former Finance Minister, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
Pamela Constable, Deputy Foreign Editor, Washington Post
#2107: Human Rights: ‘Never Again,’ Again and Again
Libya. Zimbabwe. North Korea. These countries aren’t just human rights violators; some of them have had seats on the UN Human Rights Council. How can the U.S., itself accused of violations in the past, help move the issue forward worldwide?
Jimmy Carter, 39th President of the United States of America
David Kramer, Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and
Labor, U.S. Department of State
Kenneth Roth, President, Human Rights Watch
Brett Schaefer, Fellow, International Regulatory Affairs, Heritage Foundation
It has been said that Egypt is not a country, it’s a civilization. Rooted deeply in tradition, Egypt today is in a state of transition. As the government seeks to reform and maintain control and the economy grows steadily, what does the future hold? An on-location Great Decisions special report.
Ambassador Francis Ricciardone, Jr., former U.S. Ambassador to the
Arab Republic of Egypt
Ahmet Abul Gheit , Foreign Minister, Arab Republic of Egypt
Dr. Gamal Abdel Gawad, Director, Al-Ahram Center for Political and
Rachid Mohamed Rachid , Minister of Trade, Arab Republic of Egypt
Amin Abaza, Minister of Agriculture, Arab Republic of Egypt
Shibley Telhami, Anwar Sadat Chair for Peace and Development, University
GAdel Iskandar, Author, Al-Jazeera
James Zogy, President, Arab-American Institute
Mona Eltahawy, freelance Egyptian reporter Maha Azzazm, Associate Fellow,