A collection of commentaries on important events and trends
A collection of commentaries on important events and trends

Global Voices

Individuals of many cultures, nationalities, religions, and beliefs are actively involved with Initiatives of Change. These commentaries represent the views of the writer and not necessarily those of Initiatives of Change as a whole. If you would like to contribute a commentary, please email us. We welcome feedback that contributes to the stated aim of this website which is to build relationships of trust across the world's divides. The editors reserve the right to refuse contributions that use intemperate language or vilify others and which do not in our view encourage productive dialogue.

Philip Boobbyer

Dr Philip Boobbyer, Reader in History at the University of Kent, reflects that in the furore surrounding David Cameron’s recent assertion that Brit

Roddy Evans

Most state visits by royalty and presidents seldom make it to the history books.


Ken Noble from England recently visited the United States for the first time in 25 years.

Carl Stauffer

Carl Stauffer, PhD.


Is it possible to find a world where people are appreciated only for what they do, not for who they are or where they come from, regardless of how

Maud Glorieux

Maud Glorieux from France, who is living in India with her young family, recently attended the third Making Democracy Real Dialogue in India.