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Member blogs include thematic articles of 600-800 words on books or research by members, or human interest stories by members. To submit a thematic blog write to the relevant TG chair; for human interest blogs write to 1818society@wbgalumni.org, with “Blog Proposal” in the subject line.

Cherishing what matters the most……
September 9, 2022 | Tahseen Sayed

You land after almost 6 years at an airport and waiting at immigration, you know that you have come home! You enter

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Hiking the Iconic Vistas of Norway
September 1, 2022 | Anis Dani

It started off as a lark and ended as the trip of a lifetime. During a high altitude hike to Nepal and

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My trip to the Canadian Arctic Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada
September 1, 2022 | Alexander Keyserlingk

Introduction I wanted to go north to see how people live in the northern part of the North American continent under such

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Making Fitness a Habit
August 1, 2022 | Susan Dubas

You already know that exercise is good for you.   Countless studies highlight the benefits of regular physical activity.  It prevents disease, improves

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Conservation of a World Heritage site (Abiseo Park) and public forest land in the Province of San Martin, Peruvian Amazon
August 1, 2022 | Kevin Cleaver and Maria Nikolov

We retired from the World Bank in 2006.  We purchased and currently own a farm located immediately next to Peru’s Rio Abiseo

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Mapping Carbon Neutrality from Words to Deeds
August 1, 2022 | Miguel Schloss

Who would have thought that after 30 years since the UN Convention on Climate Change, the gap between the agreed goals, and

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THE UKRAINE TRAGEDY IS NOW GLOBAL: Impact on food security
July 1, 2022 | Nadim Khouri

On June 3, 2022, the 1818 Society Thematic Group on Agriculture and Rural Development (ARD TG) hosted a presentation on the impact

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Hiking El Camino de Costa Rica
July 1, 2022 | Kathia Coupry and Hugh Sloan

In April of 2022, nine of us set out on a 10-day hiking trip on El Camino de Costa Rica, from the

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Comity: Multilateralism in the New Cold War.
July 1, 2022 | Frank Vibert

Recently I gave a webinar to an 1818 Society audience on my new book ‘Comity; Multilateralism in the New Cold War’, (Edward

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Pricing the Urban Water Supply Service to Please (almost) Everybody
June 1, 2022 | Alain Loccusol

Pricing the urban water supply service is a complex exercise that aims at achieving competing objectives. Cost recovery.  Piped water has some

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The Art Market at Times of Global Uncertainty
June 1, 2022 | Andrés Solimano

We live in uncertain times: the world is emerging from the main effects of the Covid-19 pandemic but is affected now by

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DIG DEEP: Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming
June 1, 2022 | Diana Corbin

When I tell someone I have completed the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming, they ask: WHAT is that? WHY would anyone

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Original World Bank Cost-Efficiency Indicators: Then & Now
May 4, 2022 | Bill Katzenstein

The Bank’s first review of its expenses in relation to lending, conducted in 1955, centered on three graphs illustrating the record of

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Social Development in the World Bank
May 3, 2022 | Scott Guggenheim

“To give you an idea of how it felt then while trying to bring anthropology’s message to a rather agnostic and sceptical

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A Passion for Home-made Bread
May 1, 2022 | Mark Woodward

In retirement I have become passionate about baking naturally fermented bread with freshly milled, whole grain flour.  When I retired some 6

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Food for All
April 8, 2022 | Uma Lele, Manmohan Agarwal, Brian Baldwin, and Sambuddha Goswami

Our book arose out of several mutually reinforcing concerns: Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were unlikely to be achieved by 2030, given the

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The Urgent Need to Cut Super Climate Pollutants Now!
April 7, 2022 | Alan S. Miller

I was privileged to work on climate change issues in the World Bank Group for 16 years, from 1997 to 2014.  Since

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Volunteering: A Life’s Inspiration
April 6, 2022 | Mavee Park and Mike James

Secrets to a long life? Pick your poison or passion: from drinking whiskey, eating bacon(!), exercise, hanging out with friends,… As Ralph Burgess Tarrant, a 110yr old

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