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CGD’s New President: A Message From Lawrence Summers

As Chair of the Board of the Center for Global Development, I am delighted to announce that, following a competitive international search, Masood Ahmed is to become the Center’s next president. He will succeed Nancy Birdsall who has been an outstanding founding president during CGD’s first fifteen years. 

What to Read in Summer 2016

Whether for intellectual enrichment or purely for leisure, it's not summer without summer reading. Thus, we've polled our experts for their favorite page-turners, and here they are. Running the gamut from global politics to big data to the Pulitzer-winning story of a Haitian slave-turned-general, these are the narratives, analyses, and exposés that have caught our fellows' attention this summer.