Derek Shearer

Derek Shearer, former US ambassador to Finland, is the Chevalier professor of Diplomacy at Occidental College and directs the McKinnon Center for Global Affairs.

Do Books Matter?

The best-seller list is dominated by volumes on race but there’s an important distinction between the works that are enduring and those that are just for putting on shelves.

How to Really Say Thank You: A Proposal

As a society, we don’t say thank you often enough. So why not credits on a building for everyone who built it and big signage to let you know who gave you that COVID test?