Chapter 27: Global Connections

    • 2 May 2016

    The Changing Face of Saudi Women

    Saudi culture is deeply conservative, but thanks to recent government measures, women are slowly redefining the boundaries of public life. In this article, author Cynthia Gorney describes what this redefinition looks like and how Saudi women view their path ahead.
    • 2 May 2016

    Will the Pope Change the Vatican?

    Pope Francis has disrupted the traditions of the Vatican, beginning with his rejection of pomp and luxuries. His emphasis on serving the poor over enforcing doctrine inspires joy in some Roman Catholics and anxiety in others.
    • 2 May 2016

    Africa's First City

    Lagos, Nigeria, is a city bursting with a get-rich spirit that has made Nigeria’s economy the largest on the African continent. National Geographic writer Robert Draper describes his visit to this vibrant city.
    • 2 May 2016

    Could the World Say Goodbye to Fossil Fuels?

    In December 2015, the United Nations Climate Change Conference held in Paris concluded with an agreement by nations attending to speed up the shift toward clean energy. Do we have any reason to think that picking up the pace is really possible? Actually, as this article points out, we have three.