World Policy Newsletter, Week of April 14th

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Panama Papers Wins the Pulitzer

Panama Papers wins the Pulitzer! ICIJ, McClatchy, and Miami Herald get well-deserved official citations, but it was truly a global investigation, involving hundreds of reporters and editors on six continents. And World Policy Journal was among those lucky enough to play a significant role.

World Policy Journal acted as story editors for the majority of the English-language Africa-based pieces. We worked on stories that uncovered missing taxes from oil revenue in Uganda, a mega-infrastructure deal in Namibia connected to a FIFA-related entity, secrecy in Beny Steinmetz’s diamond empire, and hidden players in Angola’s sovereign wealth fund.   We’re proud to have been part of the groundbreaking, Pulitzer-winning project.

Check out the pieces we worked on!

Around the Institute  

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Fellow Updates  

Elmira Bayrasli wrote an op-ed in The New York Times titled “Is It Too Late for Turkey’s Democracy?”

Alon Ben-Meir will host an NYU event with the ambassador of the European Union to the U.N., H.E. Ambassador João Vale de Almeida, on April 25. And he sits down with Carne Ross, executive director of Independent Diplomat, on the latest episode of his podcast, On the Issues.

Belinda Cooper spoke on “Nuremberg’s Misunderstood Influence on Post-WWII Germany” at the 10th anniversary conference of IntLawGrrls, a leading international law blog that provides a forum for women’s voices in the field.

Jonathan Cristol appeared on a CGTN segment about the U.S. withdrawing monetary support from U.N. Population Fund.   Erica Dingman wrote an opinion piece called “Is there a race for the Arctic?” in Al Jazeera.

Monique El-Faizy wrote articles for CNN and Religion News about the persecution of Egypt’s Coptic Christian minority.

James H. Nolt was featured in a Korea Herald piece about the political advantages President Trump could gain from a wartime situation in North Korea.



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