Majuro, the capital of the Marshall Islands, where residents have had to build homemade seawalls to protect their homes and communities. Photo Credit: Kadir van Lohuizen / NOOR The 2021 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report on climate change is a “code red” for humanity. On the track we are headed, the global surface … Continue reading The Rising Dilemma
Author: Amelia Dal Pra
The Resource Curse, Colonialism, and The Hypocrisy of Western “Climate Leadership”
Photo Credit: Getty Images Introduction: Is Colonialism still in the Atmosphere? Western countries are often hypocrites, especially when it comes to climate change mitigation. As the world works to curb emissions and tackle climate change, many Western countries, including the U.S., Britain, France, and Germany, are investing in green energy sectors across African countries attempting … Continue reading The Resource Curse, Colonialism, and The Hypocrisy of Western “Climate Leadership”
Haitian Asylum Seekers Look for Refuge, U.S. Responds with Deportation
United States Border Patrol agents on horseback try to stop Haitian migrants from entering an encampment on the banks of the Río Grande near the Acuña Del Río International Bridge in Del Río, Texas on Sept. 19. Paul Ratje/AFP via Getty Images While the 26th session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations … Continue reading Haitian Asylum Seekers Look for Refuge, U.S. Responds with Deportation
Are Almonds the National Security Threat of the Moment?
An Abandoned Almond Orchard in Newman, California. Photo Credit: Terry Chea/AP It is not a coincidence that both the Southwest and California, agricultural centers of the U.S., are increasingly water stressed. Though megadroughts are now a characteristic of the region, California alone produces more than 90 percent of some U.S. agricultural products, including broccoli, almonds, … Continue reading Are Almonds the National Security Threat of the Moment?
Building Resilience in the Sahel in an Era of Forced Displacement
Arid soils in Mauritania, 2012. Photo Credit: Pablo Tosco/Oxfam On Thursday, April 8, the Population Institute partnered with the Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program, Maternal Health Initiative, and Africa Program to host an event on the growing regional environmental security risks in the Sahel. During the event entitled “Building Resilience in the Sahel … Continue reading Building Resilience in the Sahel in an Era of Forced Displacement
Muslim Militia Working for Inter-faith Peace and Harmony in Indonesia
Photo Credit: Ansor Jabar Online, May 12, 2017 On Wednesday, March 17th, the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding at the Walsh School of Foreign Service hosted an event entitled: Muslim Militia Working for Inter-faith Peace and Harmony in Indonesia. The event was moderated by John L. Esposito, Founder of the Alwaleed Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding, and included a conversation with Dr. … Continue reading Muslim Militia Working for Inter-faith Peace and Harmony in Indonesia
SSP Event: Security Around the World: U.S.-China Competition and the Korean Peninsula
Photo: Chinese President Xi Jinping shakes hands with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden inside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, December 4, 2013. Photo credit: Reuters/Lintao Zhang On Tuesday, March 9th, the Georgetown Center for Security Studies hosted an event entitled: “Security Around the World: U.S.-China Competition and the Korean Peninsula.” This event focused on the … Continue reading SSP Event: Security Around the World: U.S.-China Competition and the Korean Peninsula
Making The Law Work for Women
Photo Credit: Robyn Jay. Creative Commons BY-NC-SA (Accessed via UN University Webpage) On Thursday, February 25th, the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security (GIWPS), in partnership with the Georgetown Ambassadors for Women, Peace and Security, hosted the second of their five-part webinar series focused on increasing gender equality. The event, entitled Making the Law Work for … Continue reading Making The Law Work for Women