Tomorrow (Wednesday) I’ll be speaking on a panel on drugs and development to launch a series: ‘A World with Drugs: Legal Regulation through a Development lens’. As Helen Clark is kicking it off, I’ll mainly be doing ‘what she said’. Q to readers tho – the ‘drugs and development’ lobby has been pushing major organizations to mainstream the issue for years, with little result – what’s stopping them breaking through? Any ideas appreciated.
Top resource for anyone reviewing their reading list: new Decolonizing the Academy reading list from @AfricaDemocracy – featuring only authors from Africa and covering a range of topics including democracy, decolonization, civil society…
Isabel Wilkerson’s World-Historical Theory of Race and Caste. Wonderful review and discussion of India v US by Sunil Khilnani
You don’t have to be neutral to be a good humanitarian: thought provoking piece on humanitarian principles from Hugo Slim
Why Covid school closures are making girls marry early
“Releasing mosquitoes infected with the bacteria Wolbachia into parts of Yogyakarta city reduced the number of dengue infections by 77% compared with untreated areas.”
Young, British and Somali at Cambridge University. Utterly brilliant, moving and insightful words from 4 inspiring young women. 18m well spent.