Publications

PEN 18 - Oversight of Next Generation Nanotechnology

Apr 28, 2009
View Existing health and safety agencies are unable to cope with the risk assessment, standard setting and oversight challenges of advancing nanotechnology. The nation needs a new agency to address current forms of pollution and to deal with the health and environmental impacts of the technically complex products promised by rapid 21st century scientific advances. In this landmark report, Oversight of Next Generation Nanotechnology, J. Clarence (Terry) Davies calls for a new Department of Environmental and Consumer Protection to oversee product regulation, pollution control and monitoring, and technology assessment. more

Pathways to Peace: Defining Community in the Age of Globalization

Apr 17, 2009
Paper contribution to January 2010 seminar on environmental peacebuilding. more

Pathways to Peace: Defining Community in the Age of Globalization

Apr 17, 2009
Paper contribution to January 2010 seminar on environmental peacebuilding. more

Global Conflict Transformation: Lessons from the Field

Apr 17, 2009
Paper contribution to January 2010 seminar on environmental peacebuilding. more

Global Conflict Transformation: Lessons from the Field

Apr 17, 2009
Paper contribution to January 2010 seminar on environmental peacebuilding. more

Reflection Paper - Pathways to Peace: Defining Community in the Age of Globalization

Apr 17, 2009
Paper contribution to January 2010 seminar on environmental peacebuilding. more

Defining Community in the Age of Globalization

Apr 17, 2009
Paper contribution to January 2010 seminar on environmental peacebuilding. more

Confronting the Challenges of Organized Crime in Mexico and Latin America

Apr 01, 2009
The following report seeks to highlight where common themes emerged in the discussion about organized crime and U.S.-Mexico security cooperation. more

Agriculture and Sustainability in the State of Mato Grosso

Mar 07, 2009
The issues of global climate change, environmental preservation, as well as land use and food security have emerged as dominant themes on the international agenda. Nowhere is the convergence of these issues more apparent than in Brazil—a major food supplier and owner of more than 65 percent of the Amazon rain forest—and, especially, in the state of Mato Grosso. The third largest Brazilian state, Mato Grosso ,borders the southern stretches of the Amazon biome. As Brazil's leading producer of various foodstuffs, the state is at the center of a broader debate about economic development and environmental sustainability. To advance dialogue and promote effective policy that addresses these interlinked issues, the Brazil Institute convened a seminar on December 4, 2008, focused on "Agriculture and Sustainability" with the principal stakeholders. more

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Dialogue

The Future of Higher Education

Mar 26, 2014Apr 02, 2014

Jeff Abernathy and Richard Morrill discuss how colleges and universities are dealing with rapidly rising costs and how the United States can still compete for students in a globalized environment.