Grantee News

This section displays reports, news, and other information from and about our grantees that highlight and celebrate their work and accomplishments.

December 16, 2014

What Should Keep U.S. Policymakers Awake at Night?

The Council on Foreign Relation’s 2015 Preventive Priorities Survey (PPS) has just been released by the Center for Preventive Action (CPA).  A new survey polling officials, academics, and foreign...
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December 10, 2014

Smithsonian National Museum and Zocalo Public Square ask the nation: “What does it mean to be American?”

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History and Los Angeles-based Ideas Exchange Zócalo Public Square are partnering to launch What It Means to Be American,  a collaborative three-year...
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November 26, 2014

The High Cost of Principal Turnover

The turnover rate for school principals is among the worst of any industry in the country—coming in fourth behind mining and logging, retail, and leisure and hospitality. This problem, known...
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November 10, 2014

Did New Voting Restrictions Make a Difference in the Midterm Elections?

Since the repeal of Section 5 from the Voting Rights Act, which has historically sought to protect the rights of disenfranchised groups and minorities from unfair voting practices, advocates have...
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November 7, 2014

New York Welcomes the Emerging Leaders of Pakistan

Young Pakistani visitors pose in front of a New York City icon: the Brooklyn Bridge.  They come from Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar and Quetta. They fly Army jets, found theater companies, open...
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November 4, 2014

Higher Education in Africa

Justin Omolo is one of the young stars of the Regional Initiative on Science and Education (RISE), a pan-African higher education initiative that includes 10 African countries and 19 universities and...
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November 3, 2014

Voting for Dummies: Two tools help make voting so easy, you’ll have no excuse not to!

November 4th—this Tuesday—is midterm Election Day. For all of you wondering what your district is, where to vote, or even who the candidates are, there are several easy-to-use resources to help...
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October 31, 2014

Discover SafeMode: International Security Through the Eyes of a Younger Generation

PRI's The World has always covered international security — a huge topic that touches on almost every aspect of life on earth: war and peace; poverty and economic development; global warming and mass...
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October 28, 2014

African Academics Drawn Increasingly to Consultancy

Yet another challenge facing higher education efforts in Africa is the growing rate at which professors and academic researchers are being drawn to lucrative consultancies outside of the university,...
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October 27, 2014

Andrew Carnegie Lecture Series

The scientist overseeing the U.S. exploration of Mars, John Grotzinger, was the latest speaker in the Andrew Carnegie Lecture Series, which was inaugurated this year at four of Scotland’s premier...
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October 27, 2014

New American Workforce Partners Honored

Five New American Workforce partners were honored last week by the White House initiative Champions for Change for their efforts to help the country prepare immigrant workers for citizenship. The...
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October 24, 2014

Remarks at a Symposium on P5+1 Iran Nuclear Negotiations

Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs and lead Iran U.S. negotiator, Wendy Sherman, spoke at the first day of a two-day conference on Iran’s Nuclear Negotiating Strategy, organized by the...
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October 23, 2014

New Tools: “Thunderclap” Spreads the Word

Using Thunderclap as a launch tool, “BLOW MINDS, TEACH STEM,” created a network of 750 Twitter and Facebook users. They sent out an automated message at the exact same time amounting to a...
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October 22, 2014

Amplifying Higher Education in Africa: Damtew Teferra and the International Journal of African Higher Education

As preparations for next year’s African Higher Education Summit continue to get underway, Carnegie Corporation spoke with Damtew Teferra, who founded the International Network for Higher Education in...
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October 20, 2014

The Youth Vote is Important, Especially this November

The youth vote is likely to be pivotal in the upcoming midterm elections, at least according to researchers tracking voting trends at Tufts University. Analysis from The Center for Information and...
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October 17, 2014

Carnegie Corporation Grantee Nominated to California Supreme Court

Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar, director of Stanford University’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, received unanimous confirmation from the California state Commission on Judicial...
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October 7, 2014

What Does Implementation of Common Core look like?

"Implementation is everything!” That is the mantra of Sandy Boyd, chief operating officer of Achieve, a Carnegie Corporation grantee. The education reform group helped states develop the Common...
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October 7, 2014

Meeting the academic needs of a booming continent

As Africa’s economies continue to grow at an unprecedented rate— the World Bank has estimated 5.2 percent across the continent in 2014— the demand for top local talent across sectors is also on the...
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October 6, 2014

How Do Americans Really Feel about Immigrants?

Attitudes toward immigration have shifted dramatically in recent years, but the reason once suspected, socioeconomic issues, are not as much at play as previously thought. This finding, revealed in...
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October 1, 2014

Former Grantee Gripes on Foreign Policy Blog

Think political science is just common sense? “Maybe. But common sense is often not all that common,” says Stephen Saideman.
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