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Poll: Netanyahu should be investigated for nuclear weapons tech smuggling before US visit

 The following is being released by the Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy: A majority of Americans believe Israeli Prime Minister...

Jan 22, 2015, 13:00 ET

Extraordinary group of leaders addressing how governance is working for Canadians

OTTAWA, Jan. 22, 2015 /CNW/ - "It's our intention to help de-mystify decision-making in the executive branch of our governments," says Jim Dinning,...

Jan 21, 2015, 13:30 ET
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State of the Union Response from NCPA Experts

National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA) public policy experts provide their insights below on the president's State of the Union...

Jan 20, 2015, 12:58 ET
The World Urban Campaign seeks to elevate the importance of urbanization, such as in Medellin

Lincoln Institute Joins UN-HABITAT's World Urban Campaign

The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy has joined the World Urban Campaign, the advocacy and partnership platform for cities in the twenty first...

Jan 08, 2015, 14:18 ET

Top Scholars Form "Secular Policy Institute"

 At last, many of the world's most highly regarded thinkers will work together to compile and disseminate the latest research in support of a...

Jan 08, 2015, 10:33 ET
Former Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has joined the board of the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.

Former Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood Joins Lincoln Institute Board

Former US Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, a leading advocate for infrastructure investment as co-chair of  Building America's Future, and...

Jan 01, 2015, 00:01 ET

90% of the World's Democracies Have Leaders That Tweet

 The Digital Policy Council (DPC) released its fifth annual ranking of world leaders' use of Twitter.  DPC's latest report indicates...

Dec 17, 2014, 11:33 ET

Congress Strengthens Mandate for Development Funding in Western Sahara

WASHINGTON, Dec. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ (MACP) -- The 2015 Appropriations Bill passed by Congress and signed Tuesday night by...

Dec 17, 2014, 08:49 ET

Experts to Scrutinize Israel Lobby During April 10 Conference at National Press Club

 Register online for "The Israel Lobby: Is It Good for the US?" today at http://IsraelLobbyUS.org "The Israel Lobby: Is It Good for the US?"...

Dec 15, 2014, 13:56 ET

Morocco Ranks in Top 10 of 2015 Climate Change Performance Index

WASHINGTON, Dec. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ (MACP) -- The 2015 Climate Performance Index named Morocco "one of the global forerunners in...

Dec 15, 2014, 08:00 ET
Main Screen of the Reorganized 'K-Developedia'

The KDI School Completely Revamped K-Developedia, a Comprehensive DB on Korean Development, to Celebrate Its Second Anniversary

The KDI School of Public Policy and Management announced its launching of a completely revamped website of K-Developedia...

Dec 11, 2014, 10:40 ET

Few States Utilize Available Federal Dollars to Support Gender Diversity in Construction Jobs; Oregon and Maryland are Notable Exceptions

A new report from the Institute for Women's Policy Research and Jobs for the Future finds that although federal transportation dollars can be used...

Dec 09, 2014, 11:30 ET

Hidden Costs of Youth Incarceration Nationwide Estimated to Run between $8 Billion and $21 Billion Each Year

 Thirty-three U.S. states and jurisdictions spend $100,000 or more annually to incarcerate a young person, and continue to generate outcomes...

Dec 02, 2014, 11:52 ET

King Mohammed VI: On Human Rights, "Africa Wants to be Heard"

WASHINGTON, Dec. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ (MACP) — From November 27 through 30, Marrakech, Morocco hosted the second annual World...

Dec 01, 2014, 15:05 ET

Campus Child Care Declining Despite Growing Numbers of College Students Raising Children

While the number of college students with dependent children has been growing, and more than one in four college students (4.8 million...

Dec 01, 2014, 10:17 ET

Center for Medical Technology Policy Awarded Grant from Edwards Lifesciences Foundation to Accelerate Adoption of Surgical Recovery Protocols in U.S. Hospitals

Edwards Lifesciences Foundation has awarded the Center for Medical Technology Policy, Inc. (CMTP), in collaboration with Avalere Health, a grant to...

Nov 25, 2014, 10:42 ET

Second Annual World Human Rights Forum Opens in Marrakech

WASHINGTON, Nov. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ (MACP) — On Thursday, November 27, the 2nd annual World Human Rights Forum will open...

Nov 20, 2014, 16:44 ET

King Mohammed VI Welcomes Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Marrakech

WASHINGTON, Nov. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ (MACP) — Today King Mohammed VI welcomed guests of the fifth Global Entrepreneurship...

Nov 20, 2014, 03:01 ET

Global Climate Finance Falls for a Second Year to USD 331 billion

Global investment in activities that reduce the threat of climate change fell for the second year in a row from USD 359 billion in 2012 to USD 331...

Nov 19, 2014, 17:12 ET

Vice President Joe Biden Meets with Morocco's King Mohammed VI

WASHINGTON, Nov. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ (MACP) — Today Vice President Joseph Biden met with King Mohammed VI in Fez at an...