Joel Berg is the executive director of Hunger Free America, formerly known as the New York City Coalition Against Hunger. Before joining Hunger Free America, Berg worked under President Bill Clinton’s Administration in senior executive positions at the US Department of Agriculture. How has the landscape for hunger and homelessness changed in recent years?It depends […]

Mei Fong, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, has reported on the societal impacts of China’s burgeoning economy. Her most recent book, One-Child: The Story of China’s Most Radical Experiment, explores the conditions and effects of China’s one-child policy.BPR: Do you think that, ultimately, the one-child policy was successful? Did it achieve what it set out to […]

Davis Guggenheim ‘86 is a documentary filmmaker. He is best known for “An Inconvenient Truth,” “It Might Get Loud,” and “Waiting for ‘Superman.’” Guggenheim’s latest film, “He Named Me Malala,” was released this year and chronicles the life of Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai, the youngest-ever winner of the Nobel Prize.   Why film? Why documentaries? When I was graduating Brown in 1986, I remember thinking that there was no future in documentaries. […]

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