Tope Folarin

About Tope Folarin

Tope Folarin is the 2010 Carol Jean and Edward F. Newman Fellow. He comes to IPS from Google, where he managed public affairs and public relations in the Middle East and Eastern Europe.

Tope holds a Master’s in African Studies and another Master’s in Comparative Social Policy from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. He graduated from Morehouse College in 2004 with a BA in Political Science. At IPS, Tope will focus on African politics, the racial-wealth divide in the United States, and any intersections therein.

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Articles by Tope Folarin

Immigrants’ American Dreams

June 21, 2010 | We need a system that responds to the realities of immigration in this country while rejecting the knee-jerk discrimination that the Arizona law represents.

Sweatshops Won’t Save Haiti

March 15, 2010 | The UN donors' conference is an opportunity to help Haitians rebuild in a manner that respects their humanity and enables them to become more productive.