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Haiti's viral volunteers: How social media is changing the face of crisis response

The online community managed to rapidly organize thousands of these volunteers around technology, regardless of their location, experience, language or culture. Instead of just sending a donation SMS and watching the unfolding tragedy on television, people around the world with no direct affiliation to any traditional humanitarian responders were themselves participating in a large-scale emergency response.

By Lillian Cunningham | January 11, 2011; 08:15 PM ET | Comments (2)

The threat of politicized intelligence

If new US National Security Adviser Thomas E. Donilon needs a reminder of how stark the enemy threat is, he need look no further than today's discovery of printer cartridges rigged like explosive devices aboard UPS airliner cargo holds that left Yemen bound for Jewish Synagogues in the United States. A dry run? You bet. And not just to test the holes in air cargo security systems, but to test the reaction time and responsiveness of our national security apparatus.

By Lillian Cunningham | October 29, 2010; 05:47 PM ET | Comments (62)

A Bold New Strategy for Smart Aid

Foreign aid needs a compete make-over, and Mrs. Clinton can use her CGI pulpit to promote public-private partnerships, internet-powered giving and everyday involvement from citizens.

By Andrea Useem | September 23, 2009; 05:57 AM ET | Comments (12)

 
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