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New Solutions for a Changing Climate

Policy Brief by Molly Jahn

The government must recognize investment opportunities in US agricultural research and development in order to address current and future climate challenges.

A female farmer plants transplants at a farm in Pennsylvania
Zoe Schaeffer
Food and Agriculture

Considering a Soil Initiative for Africa

Policy Brief by David Nielson

This paper diagnoses the challenges faced by governments, international organizations, and research institutions in mitigating and reversing the decline of soil quality in Africa.

Workers unload a truck of harvested cassava roots. Food and Agriculture

The Looming Global Obesity Threat

Policy Brief by Roger Thurow

This paper seeks to raise awareness of the growing global obesity epidemic and the need to address the economic, security, and humanitarian threats it poses.

Aerial view of an Indian market place. Food and Agriculture

Mobility as a Service: Managing an Urban Revolution

Policy Brief by Samuel Kling

The new paradigm of "mobility as a service" promises to change how people move, with local and global ramifications.

Scooter in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan.
Tinou Bao
Global Cities

Inclusive Urban Economic Development: A Framework For Action

Policy Brief by Alaina Harkness

This paper explores how city leaders can use economic power to narrow the gap in wealth and opportunity.

San Francisco skyline.
Global Economy

​​Addressing China's Rising Influence in Africa

Policy Brief by Michael Tiboris

China’s growing contributions to African development should not automatically be feared, but their increased presence should create a recalibration in US approaches to development.

Chinese flag, Beijing, China. Climate and the Environment

Leadership Initiative on Corporate Engagement with Public Policy

Policy Brief by Coauthors

This paper provides recommendations for corporate engagement with public policy issues for societal objectives.

US Capitol Building at night Global Economy

Reducing Urban Violence: A Common Vision for the Western Hemisphere

Policy Brief by Flavia Carbonari

This report authored by a group of experts from Brazil, Columbia, Mexico, and the United States discusses a regional vision for reducing urban violence in the Western Hemisphere.

Skyline of Caracas, Venezuela at dawn.
Stig Nygaard
Defense and Security

The Fate of the World Trade Organization in the Age of Trump

Policy Brief by Coauthors

There are several reasons to hope, but more reasons for concern now that the World Trade Organization is teetering due to the Trump administration’s multiple attacks.

A flag with the letters WTO OMC waves in front of the World Trade Organization headquarters.
Global Economy

Toward City Diplomacy: Assessing Capacity in Select Global Cities

Policy Brief by Coauthors

Cities are now more connected than ever before on a global scale. Yet local governments are not just spectators of this networked age: they are actively forging links across borders, taking part in setting the international agenda, and shifting the landscape of urban politics from local to increasingly global.

view of NYC Times Square from above Global Politics