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Issues in Brief, is a series of policy briefs that began in 2008 by the Boston University Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future.

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  • Learning from the past: the future of malaria in Africa 

    Graboyes, Melissa (Boston University Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, 2009-06)
    In April 2009, Boston University’s African Studies Center was the lead sponsor of a two-day event titled ‘Africa 2060 A.D.: What We Don’t Know About Malaria, and When Didn’t We Know It.” Based on the discussion that took ...
  • Seeing hunger through new eyes: from lack to possibility 

    Lappé, Frances Moore (Boston University Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, 2009-04)
    This paper takes a broad and bold look at the questions of food, hunger and development, and raises questions as well as possible solutions that are often missed. This paper is part of The Project on Food and Development, ...
  • Food crises in developing countries: the role of national governance 

    Suleri, Abid Qaiyum (Boston University Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, 2009-05)
    This paper looks at the recent price increases in food commodities and using Pakistan as a case study it concludes the national governance is a key component in understanding what happened and why. This paper is part of ...
  • Five challenges to the future of transboundary water governance 

    Sullivan, Leeann M. (Boston University Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, 2014-08)
    Pardee 2013 Graduate Summer Fellow Leeann Sullivan uses the Okavango River in Southern Africa as a case study to discuss the key challenges of the future of transboundary water governance. She argues that while local-level ...
  • Improving women’s reproductive health in India by educating men and families 

    Venkatesh, Maanasa (Boston University Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, 2016-03)
    In this Issues in Brief, 2015 Pardee Graduate Summer Fellow Maanasa Venkatesh argues that reproductive health care for women – as well as men – would improve in India if health care providers included men and marital family ...
  • The Minamata Convention and the future of mercury abatement 

    Selin, Henrik (Boston University Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, 2013-10)
    Pardee Faculty Fellow Henrik Selin examines the new Minamata Convention on Mercury, a global agreement intended to “protect human health and the environment from anthropogenic emissions and releases of mercury and mercury ...
  • Free trade and inclusive development: lessons from the Indian experience 

    Nabar-Bhaduri, Suranjana (Boston University Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, 2012-04)
    Can trade liberalization result in long-term economic growth for developing countries? In this Issues in Brief, Pardee Center Post-doctoral Fellow Suranjana Nabar-Bhaduri argues that the experiences of Latin America and, ...
  • Smallholder challenges in the growing palm oil industry 

    Wissler, Laurie (Boston University Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, 2015-05)
    2014 Pardee Graduate Summer Fellow Laurie Wissler explores the challenges faced by smallholder palm oil farmers, particularly in Southeast Asia. Smallholders operating less than 50 hectares of land produce about one-third ...
  • The future of corporate social responsibility reporting 

    Maguire, Matthew (Boston University Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, 2011-01)
    The number of companies that do some type of corporate social responsibility (CSR) reporting has risen dramatically in the past 15 years, especially among large international corporations. But the form and content of such ...
  • Perceptions of climate change: the role of art and the media 

    Muñoz, Miquel; Sommer, Bernd (Boston University Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, 2011-02)
    The public perception of climate change is strongly influenced by what people read and see in the popular press and, increasingly, in the work of artists. Based largely on discussions that occurred at an October 2010 ...

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