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Released: 30-Jun-2020 11:05 PM EDT
NUS Asia Research Institute launches Asian Peace Programme
National University of Singapore

Today, the Asia Research Institute (ARI) at the National University of Singapore (NUS) announced the launch of the Asian Peace Programme (APP), to initiate and support policy research that will work towards generating an enduring peace in Asia.

Newswise: CWRU to award 2020 Inamori Ethics Prize to Judge Silvia Alejandra Fernández de Gurmendi
Released: 18-Mar-2020 2:45 PM EDT
CWRU to award 2020 Inamori Ethics Prize to Judge Silvia Alejandra Fernández de Gurmendi
Case Western Reserve University

The Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence at Case Western Reserve University will award Judge Silvia Alejandra Fernández de Gurmendi.

Released: 18-Feb-2020 9:00 AM EST
The Right Way to Govern the World—a Look at the Current State of Global Governance
Brill

Each nation is governed by a single governing body, but what about the world as a whole? Although there is no common “world government”, international issues are regulated by specific organizations—this is called global governance. Does this mean that this is the best form of regulation? In a new study, Prof Gill from York University digs deeper on this issue.

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Released: 27-Jan-2020 11:15 AM EST
Victims of mass atrocities often portrayed as disempowered in international law
University of Helsinki

According to a doctoral thesis completed by Nadia Valentina Tapia Navarro, victims of mass atrocities are often portrayed as disempowered, passive, defenceless and docile in discourses pertaining to international law.

17-Dec-2019 1:05 PM EST
Researchers find a harder border between the UK and Ireland is seen as a challenge to peace and prosperity in Northern Ireland and the border counties of Ireland
Queen's University Belfast

Researchers find that the revised Withdrawal Agreement negotiated by Prime Minister Boris Johnson appears not to have wholly reassured people in the Central Border Region of Ireland / Northern Ireland.

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Released: 10-Dec-2019 3:15 PM EST
Why It Matters: Space Jam
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Space is getting crowded. The biggest challenge is space junk—the debris that results when satellites break up or get shot down. If we aren’t careful, space junk, and space conflict, could cause a lot of problems down here on Earth.

Newswise: The President's Inbox: Should the United States Do Less Overseas?
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Released: 8-Nov-2019 2:00 PM EST
The President's Inbox: Should the United States Do Less Overseas?
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

In the first episode of our special Election 2020 series of The President’s Inbox, Karen Donfried and Christopher A. Preble join host James M. Lindsay to discuss whether the United States should scale back its role in the world.

18-Sep-2019 8:00 AM EDT
Rethinking Scenario Logic for Climate Policy
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis

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.

Released: 11-Sep-2019 7:00 AM EDT
What’s Preventing the Next World War? Random Luck
Ohio State University

Contrary to popular belief, war is not declining, according to a new analysis of the last 200 years of international conflict. In fact, the belief that war is disappearing has lulled us into a false sense of security,

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Released: 9-Sep-2019 12:05 PM EDT
When Scientists Face an Angry Community
Ohio State University

A team of paleoclimatologists on a recent expedition to recover glacier ice in Peru encountered the anger of a local community, fueled by local politics that had nothing to do with science. Here's what happened next.

Newswise: CITES CoP18 Crucial for Mako Sharks, Guitarfish and Wedgefish
Released: 19-Aug-2019 11:20 AM EDT
CITES CoP18 Crucial for Mako Sharks, Guitarfish and Wedgefish
Wildlife Conservation Society

Mako sharks, also known as the ‘cheetahs of the sharks,’ are the fastest of all shark species, but they cannot outswim the threat of overfishing in the world’s oceans, say conservation experts from WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) and other groups who applaud plans by government delegates to increase protection for makos and other sharks and rays fishes at CITES, convening this week in Switzerland.

Newswise: Macron and French Resistance: Economic Growth and Labor Policy
Released: 9-Jul-2019 8:05 AM EDT
Macron and French Resistance: Economic Growth and Labor Policy
University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Though French President Emmanuel Macron entered office with huge popularity, his attempts at long-term economic growth through labor reform were met with plummeting approval ratings and even yellow-vest protests. What will the country do to balance social protections vs. taxes?

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Released: 1-Jul-2019 2:05 PM EDT
Democracy in Hong Kong
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

CFR Backgrounder by Eleanor Albert. As China’s power continues to grow, some fear that the considerable autonomy Hong Kong has enjoyed over the last three decades could slip away.

Released: 13-May-2019 8:50 AM EDT

Domestic Policy Driven by Intergovernmental Bodies Not Citizens, Research Finds
Binghamton University, State University of New York

Citizens are increasingly being marginalized by intergovernmental organizations for the attention of national politicians and influence over domestic policies, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York.

Released: 9-May-2019 2:05 PM EDT
Robust UN troop levels required to quickly bring civil wars to peaceful resolutions
University at Buffalo

UB political scientists say their research suggests that peacekeeping forces of about 10,000 troops significantly improve the likelihood of ending hostilities.

Newswise: Expert: Justin Trudeau’s French isn’t bad; Quebecers just don’t think he belongs
Released: 30-Apr-2019 9:00 AM EDT
Expert: Justin Trudeau’s French isn’t bad; Quebecers just don’t think he belongs
Binghamton University, State University of New York

Quebec’s criticism of Justin Trudeau’s French serves to position him as an “outsider” to Quebecois identity, according to a professor at Binghamton University, State University of New York.

Released: 18-Apr-2019 8:05 AM EDT
Endocrine Society commends European Parliament’s resolution addressing endocrine-disrupting chemicals
Endocrine Society

The Endocrine Society praised the European Parliament’s resolution calling for greater European Union action to regulate endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) that pose a serious threat to the health of current and future generations.

Newswise: South Sudan peace agreement implementation facing challenges, according to new Kroc Institute report
Released: 11-Apr-2019 2:05 PM EDT
South Sudan peace agreement implementation facing challenges, according to new Kroc Institute report
University of Notre Dame

Implementation of South Sudan’s 2018 peace agreement faces critical challenges at the six-month mark, according to an April 11 report released by three researchers at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies.

Newswise: Flexibility sought in forfeiture law
Released: 4-Apr-2019 9:05 PM EDT
Flexibility sought in forfeiture law
University of Adelaide

The independent South Australian Law Reform Institute based at the Adelaide Law School, University of Adelaide is reviewing the current law of forfeiture in South Australia and its impact in murder or manslaughter cases, especially those that involve domestic violence, mercy killings or mental impairment.

Released: 7-Mar-2019 2:05 PM EST
The power of one country to influence treaty ratification
Ohio State University

New research shows just how powerful the United States’ and other countries’ influence can be on persuading other nations to ratify international treaties.

13-Sep-2018 7:05 AM EDT
Researchers find that Brexit will threaten the peace process and weaken human rights and equality protections in Northern Ireland
Queen's University Belfast

A major new research study launched today (Friday 14 September) at Queen’s University Belfast by researchers from BrexitLawNI has found that Brexit will have detrimental consequences for the peace process in Northern Ireland and will weaken human rights and equality protections.

Released: 25-Jul-2018 10:10 AM EDT
Endocrine Disruptors – Put Exposure Reduction at the Centre of EU Action Now, Urge Health Groups
Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL)

As the European Commission’s consultation on a roadmap for a framework on endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) comes to a close, the Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) urges the European Commission to ensure that meaningful reduction of citizens’ exposure is at the core of its actions [1]

Newswise: World STEM Students Convene at IMSA to Collaborate on Sustainable Development Goals
Released: 29-Jun-2018 11:30 AM EDT
World STEM Students Convene at IMSA to Collaborate on Sustainable Development Goals
Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA)

International Student Science Fair connects students from around the globe to solve the world’s biggest challenges.

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Released: 29-Jun-2018 11:25 AM EDT
Making Global Connections at the International Student Science Fair
Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA)

IMSA connects students from across the world to collaborate on making the world a better place


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