Barack Obama was asked to give the Mandela Lecture because he represents what the global liberation struggle icon stood for. He struck the right chord.
At at time of rising hatred and nationalism, Jimmy Carter’s speech – a sermon that cautioned against excess, offers a counterexample.
Globalism has made it easier than ever to visit faraway places – and easier to never really leave home while you’re there.
Italy’s first black senator, and the party he represents, won’t be advancing the fight against xenophobia.
As Canadians, we shouldn’t blame U.S. President Donald Trump for the rise of hatred here. He may have emboldened the so-called alt-right in Canada, but it was flourishing long before his election.
A lurch to the right in central Europe runs into a familiar obstacle: the tricky maths of coalition.
At a time when anti-immigrant sentiment was widespread, the Sacco and Vanzetti trial starkly divided American opinion and stirred up a violent backlash around the world.
Freedom, social progress and tolerance are Norwegian values, but not everyone there gets to enjoy them equally.
It’s more important than ever that the U.S. understand China. So why don’t our universities teach Chinese thought?
Unlike its neighbours, Iran’s different ethnic groups live in relative peace and harmony. Given terrorism is often spurred by ethnic conflict, will Iranians be spared further terrorist attacks?
It is a tall order to try to become wise. And the bad news is that it appears harder than many philosophers have thought.
The United States is seeing an uptick in far-right extremist violence. It’s time to pay more attention to this scourge and its causes.
What does it mean to be French? The two standing presidential candidates hope voters will agree with their version of the answer.
While Costa Ricans pride their country for being an oasis of stability in Latin America, the nation has struggled with restrictive laws and social attitudes toward immigrants from Nicaragua.
South Africa’s social compact is at breaking point and the country may need a dialogue similar to its 1994 political transition talks to get out of the crisis.
Can the world’s progressives build their own international movement?
The idea of white victimhood played an important part in Donald Trump’s rise. The South African brand of white supremacy has made a tangible contribution to this narrative of victimhood.
For young children, how we speak is often more important than what we say. Even ‘positive’ generalizations can lead children to adopt negative stereotypes.
When politics of compassion are replaced by binary visions of the world, we – scholars, media and civil society – should be able to provide challenging tools in the migration debate.
South Africa considers itself to be playing a key role in promoting the ‘African Agenda’ in continental and world affairs. But perceptions in the rest of Africa tell a different story.