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Food and Agriculture

A Dialogue on Integrated Multi-Sector Approaches: What Works and What’s Next?

More than 20 percent of the world’s population live in ecological hotspots, places rich in biodiversity but often lacking basic government services.

Enlarging the European Union

The first enlargement was one of the most divisive and politically charged events in the history of the present-day European Union. French opposition to British membership meant that London had to wait more than a decade at the Community's door. Other countries, including Denmark and Ireland, whose requests for membership were tied to the coat-tails of the British applications, had to endure a similar wait.

IN BEIJING: Global Choke Point: Water-Energy-Food Confrontations in the World’s Two Largest Economies

NOTE: This meeting will be held in Beijing

LOCATION: Room 127, Leo KoGuan Building, Peking University School of Government - Beijing, China

Oysters, Octopus, and Resilience

Growing awareness of the connected challenges of natural resource management, economic growth, and human health has encouraged more integrated models of international development.

New Security Challenges in Asia

New security challenges are increasingly important in U.S. security planning. Transnational threats that do not arise from national rivalries or involve geopolitical competition—climate change, food insecurity, pandemic disease, terrorism, and cybercrime—can destabilize a country just as severely as an invading army. All affect Asia and are particularly problematic for China due to its size, development, and governance.

February 2013

Brazil’s measured rise: year in review 2012

Encyclopedia Britannica, 02/01/2013

In an essay posted on Encyclopedia Britannica online, Brazil Institute Director Paulo Sotero reflected on Brazil in 2012.

Paulo Sotero on Brazil’s economy