What’s Killing Us

  People ask me – a lot – how to start learning about global health. I never have a good answer. Usually I send them to Karen Grepin’s blog and suggest they take a look at the various textbooks on Amazon. It’s not a satisfactory answer. Karen Grepin is fantastic, but a blog’s a very… Read More »

Book Review: Damned Nations, by Samantha Nutt

I didn’t mean to read this book. I am in the middle of another book I’m reading for review – Ed Carr’s Delivering Development (which I am really enjoying, but it’s new enough to me that I am also carefully taking my time). But I picked Damned Nations off my to-read pile the other day… Read More »

Congratulations Lynn!

There were only two comments which actually followed my rule this week, so I used the random.org coin flipper to decide who would get the book (I used the Canadian loony in honor of my mom). Lynn was the lucky winner! Send me an email with your address and I’ll send you the book. You… Read More »

Book Giveaway #2 – The Baobab and the Mango Tree

According to its back cover, “The Baobab and the Mango Tree” is a thought-provoking and courageous book that brings the big questions about development to a wide audience of college students and interested readers. Honestly, it’s not a great book. I think the logic is weak and I don’t really buy the conclusions. However, it’s… Read More »

Winner of Book Giveaway #1

Congratulations Elia! Your comment was the winner of the Dani Rodrik book. Conveniently, I had six commenters, so I used the random.org die roller and it chose #3. Send me an email with your name and address, and I’ll put the book in the mail. Everyone else, stay tuned for my next giveaway, on Tuesday… Read More »

Book Giveaway #1 – Dani Rodrik

I’ll be doing some book giveaways over the next few months, featuring books on various international development topics. Just comment and I’ll enter you into the drawing. I’ll use random.org to generate a number and pick the winner. I’m kicking it off with a short book by Dani Rodrik, a hero of mine and an… Read More »