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Rethinking Scenario Logic for Climate Policy

Current scenarios used to inform climate policy have a weakness in that they typically focus on reaching specific climate goals in 2100 – an approach which may encourage risky pathways that could have long-term negative effects.

– International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis


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Why Americans Don’t Fully Trust Many Who Hold Positions of Power

The public gives high scores to military leaders, public school principals and police officers on empathy, transparency and ethics, yet they rate members of Congress and leaders of technology companies lower, according to a new Pew Research Center re...

– Pew Research Center

Brexit threatens EU climate action, research shows

Brexit could lead both the UK and the European Union to weaken their ambitions to tackle the climate crisis, according to new research from the University of Sheffield.

– University of Sheffield

Exclusive Analysis: College Student Voting Doubled in 2018

College-student voting rates in the 2018 midterm elections doubled compared to the 2014 midterms, marking a watershed election year for student voter turnout.

– Tufts University

Nearly a third of likely caucus-goers do not want Biden, poll finds

Sen. Elizabeth Warren is leading among likely Iowa caucus-goers, according to the Iowa State University/Civiqs poll. Voters were asked which candidate they do not want to win the nomination. Nearly a third said former Vice President Joe Biden, follow...

– Iowa State University

Intersectionality in Action: Gun Ownership and Women's Political Participation

Gun‐owning women exhibit levels of political participation about gun policy and a greater willingness to engage in political discussions about gun control than nonowning women, according to Alexandra Middlewood, assistant professor of political sci...

– Wichita State University

New Course on U.S.-Mexican Border Encourages Critical Thinking on Divisive Issues

What shifted over the past 30 years that changed perceptions of the U.S.-Mexican border? Are current policies working? Will barring illegal immigration decrease crime and unemployment? These are some of the issues that Camilla Townsend, a distinguis...

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Ethanol fuels large-scale expansion of Brazil's farming land

A University of Queensland-led study has revealed that future demand for ethanol biofuel could potentially expand sugarcane farming land in Brazil by five million hectares by 2030.

– University of Queensland

Energy Policy

The New Monopolies: Reining in Big Tech

The University of Chicago Booth School of Business Stigler Center Committee on Digital Platforms today released its first report delivering eight policy recommendations on how to rein in Big Tech, including creating a new Digital Authority. The inde...

– University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Stigler Committee on Digital Platforms

Features and Policy

The Amazon and You

What happens within a country can no longer be considered its concern alone in a global age? Article by Richard N. Haass. Originally published at Project Syndicate September 13, 2019.

– Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Richard N. Haass, Council on Foreign Relations, September 13, 2019.

Saudi Arabia’s Oil Vision and the Oil Price Cycle

Blog post from CFR's Energy Realpolitik by Amy M. Jaffe

– Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Amy M. Jaffe, Council on Foreign Relations, September 9, 2019.

Senate Domestic, Foreign Funding Bills Recognize, but Fall Short of Needs for Critical Infectious Disease Responses

Spending bills released by Senate Appropriations Committee Wednesday demonstrate encouraging recognition of some of the most urgent health challenges threatening individual and public health at home and abroad. At the same time, the bills fall short ...

– Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA)

Senate Subcommittees Takes Important Step Toward Ending HIV While Resources to Address Concurrent Epidemics, Housing Remain Critical, but Unaddressed

The Senate Labor, Health and Human Services and Related Programs Appropriations subcommittee’s allocations of funding for the Ending the HIV Epidemic initiative in its proposed budget for 2020 represent a significant step toward an ambitious, criti...

– HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA)

Announcements and Events

American Association of Endodontists Announces Advocacy Action Center

To amplify the voice of specialized dentists known as endodontists, the American Association of Endodontists (AAE) rolled out a new, robust web-based advocacy center called the AAE Advocacy Action Center.

– American Association of Endodontists (AAE)

2019 Hack-A-House Winners Announced

Today Ivory Innovations announced the winners of the second annual Hack-A-House, a student driven entrepreneurial competition resulting in innovations to reduce housing costs.

– Sorenson Impact Center, David Eccles School of Business, University of Utah

‘Angola 3’ prisoner who spent 43 years in solitary discusses memoir at UIC

Albert Woodfox served the longest sentence in solitary confinement

– University of Illinois at Chicago


Expert Available to Discuss White House Plans to Challenge CA Auto Emissions Rules

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Bankruptcy filing by Purdue Pharma not likely to protect Sackler Family

– Indiana University

Covering Trump's rollback of California's tailpipe emissions waiver? UC Berkeley expert available.

– University of California, Berkeley Haas School of Business

Experts Available to Discuss Latest NJ Vote-by-Mail Changes

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

States’ Rights at the Center of California Auto Emission Conflict

– Cornell University

Expert Available to Discuss Prison Violence, Oklahoma Lockdown

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Former EPA Administrator Available to Comment on Expected Revocation of California's Authority on Car Emissions

– Indiana University

Israel Election Shows Testimony to the Deep Political Divide in the Middle East, Says Expert

– Virginia Tech

Anxiety mounts for Ford and Chrysler with GM strike, work stoppage

– Cornell University

Tulane expert available to speak about energy market impacts of Saudi Arabia oil attack

– Tulane University

Rutgers Expert Available to Discuss European Commission, President-Elect Ursula von der Leyen

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

WOTUS rollback threatens half of US wetlands, fifth of streams

– Cornell University





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