Molly McCluskey is an independent journalist whose work has appeared in Al Jazeera English, U.S. News & World Report, Middle East Eye, The Washington Post, National Geographic, and an array of national and international publications. She has written extensively on global economic issues and their impacts on individuals, institutions and nations. In 2014, Molly was selected for the prestigious International Women’s Media Foundation’s Democratic Republic of the Congo reporting fellowship, and in 2016 won the McGraw Fellowship for Business Reporting. She recently completed her third term as a member of the Board of Governors of the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. She divides her time between the U.S. and Europe.
The city of the future isn't just smart, it's "senseable," according to Carlo Ratti, director of the SENSEeable City Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Devex spoke with Ratti about smart versus senseable cities, how emerging nations can quickly surpass their more developed counterparts, and the skills industry professionals will need to keep pace with a changing world.
Members of Congress have introduced bills designed to show support for Israel. One bill, called the "Aid to Allies Act," aims to block Senegal from development assistance for two years, and instead redirect those funds to Rwanda and Uganda, as a direct result of Senegal co-sponsoring the U.N. resolution against Israeli settlements.
A series of bills introduced in Congress highlight a variety of development topics from the "global gag rule" to aid in Haiti. But they face tough odds of becoming law amid the domestic-focused political fights of the Trump administration.