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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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  • 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 ...
  • Call for a corporate social conscience index 

    Watts, Stephanie (Boston University Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, 2010-09)
    Corporate social responsibility (CSR) has become a widely used term to describe how large companies adopt practices and policies that curb the potential negative impacts their operations can have on the surrounding environment ...
  • Beyond the resource curse: minerals and global development 

    Ali, Saleem (Boston University Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, 2010-01)
    This policy brief discusses the concept of the “resource curse” and the often-assumed connection between a country’s significant mineral wealth and violence and corruption. The paper argues that developing countries with ...
  • Mapping the complexity of higher education in the developing world 

    Campbell, David; Najam, Adil; Zaman, Muhammad Hamid (Boston University Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, 2010-05)
    On October 27 and 28, 2009, a workshop of experts on higher education in developing countries was convened by the Boston University Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future. The meeting was ...
  • Transportation in mega-cities: a local issue, a global question 

    Taiyab, Nadaa (Boston University Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, 2008-11)
    This policy brief reviews the looming emergence of ever-more and ever-bigger mega-cities and, within them, the challenge of urban transportation.
  • Preferential trade agreements: free trade at what cost? 

    Thrasher, Rachel Denae (Boston University Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, 2009-09)
    This paper looks at the broader aspects of legal incompatibility among various agreements and argues that in the long run, increased reliance on PTAs for trade liberalizations will force countries to maintain inconsistent ...
  • Sustainable development in Africa: agriculture, trade and climate change 

    Kulovesi, Kati (Boston University Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, 2009-03)
    This paper looks at the confluence of trade, agriculture and climate change in Africa in the context of food and sustainable development. This paper is part of The Project on Food and Development, a Pardee Center program ...
  • 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 ...
  • Envisioning Africa's future: a story of changing perceptions 

    Gatune Kariuki, Julius (Boston University Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, 2010-03)
    Perceptions about Africa will continue to influence how its future is viewed and thus shaped. The year 2010 marks the 50th anniversary of “The Year of Africa,” and as we anticipate how Africa will develop over the next 50 ...

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