Thought Leadership on Equity and Justice
Members of GMF’s rich leadership development network are contributing on both sides of the Atlantic to policy debates about equality, justice, and inclusion in relation to a range of topics. From the recent protests in the wake of the deaths of Eric Garner in New York and Michael Brown in Missouri, to the state of disability rights at the national and regional levels in Europe, fellowship alumni and other supporters offer analysis that addresses the interests and concerns of the transatlantic community.
Colette Jones, a Fall 2014 American Marshall Memorial Fellow, argues that while the U.S. has been an international standard bearer for civil rights since the 1960s, in the wake of events in Kansas City, MO, Americans can now learn from European best practices.
Adnan Kifayat, Senior Resident Fellow at GMF, analyzes U.S. President Barack Obama’s recent doubling of his country’s troop and financial commitment to fight the Islamic State group (ISIS), making a call for tolerance and a multi-state approach to the crisis.
Joshua Polchar, a Strategic Analyst at the Hague Center for Strategic Studies, makes the case for the importance of empirical research to support leaders who lobby to increase LGBT rights.
Kerry Thompson, a Fall 2014 American Marshall Memorial Fellow, argues that although there have been gains in respect to disability rights in Europe, a wall continues to divide disabled citizens from the rights enjoyed by wider society.
Anka Wittenberg, the Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer at SAP, discusses the impact of communication technology on the global workforce.