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Could a U.S.-India Climate Deal Be Next?

When news broke that the U.S. had signed a far-reaching climate deal with China, I wondered: Could the U.S. and India reach a similar deal?

While in India this month, I was struck by the poor air quality. Walking around New Delhi sometimes felt like being in a smoky house. The air seemed much worse than what I remembered experiencing in China last year.

Josefina Vázquez Mota Named Public Policy Scholar at Wilson Center's Mexico Institute

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November 7, 2014

Bridging the Gap: Family Planning, Rights, and Climate-Compatible Development

“There is no magic bullet or solution to resolving climate change quickly,” said the Population Reference Bureau’s Jason Bremner at the Wilson Center on October 28. “Our next 100 years will be far different from the last 100 or the last 1000…and it has become clear that nations will have to pursue many strategies in order to reduce emissions, build resilience, and adapt.”

World Population and Human Capital in the Twenty-first Century (Book Launch)

With UN demographers more certain than ever that global population will reach between 10 and 12 billion by the end of the century, the challenge of building a sustainable future seems daunting. But according to Wolfgang Lutz, founding director of the Vienna-based Wittgenstein Center for Demography and Global Human Capital, these projections miss one crucial variable: increasing levels of education.

Africa's Stalled Fertility Transition: Causes, Cures, and Consequences?

“Sub-Saharan Africa’s young people are in effect the global labor force of the future,” said Jack Goldstone at the Wilson Center on October 15. “Whether they are productive, how large that cohort turns out to be, whether they find work or not, is going to have a bearing, I think, on all of us.”

Is there Hope for Central American Youth?

Event documents are now available for download at the bottom of this page. Papers from several speakers will be posted soon.

 

Foreign Policy and Security Implications of Global Aging for the Future of U.S.-Japan Relations HELD IN TOKYO

The sixth annual joint U.S.-Japan public policy forum held with the Sasakawa Peace Foundation will focus on the foreign policy and security implications of an ageing society worldwide. The forum will explore how the shift toward an older and declining population will impact geopolitics, national security, and the outlook for peace and prosperity will be assessed at this day-long conference in Tokyo.

Former Virginia Senator Jim Webb will deliver this year’s keynote address.

A video recording of the event will be available online following the forum.

Demanding Democracy in Hong Kong

Protestors have demanded that Hong Kong’s leader step down by noon Thursday, but will this be enough to force resignation of the current leadership? Robert Daly discusses the topic with The Daily Rundown.

Hong Kong is Not Tiananmen

Hong Kong’s protests present a major problem for China’s leadership in Beijing. This is not 1989, when China used its army and tanks to dispel student protests in Tiananmen Square. Both China and the world have changed. And, most importantly, Hong Kong is not Beijing.

Brazil Institute Annual Report 2011-2013

Highlighting all major events, Awards Dinners and Special Initiatives, the 2011-2013 Report of Activities gives a comprehensive report on what the Brazil Institute has done in the last two years. 

 

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