Policy in Practice

COP21 – Insights into Climate Negotiations from Halldór Thorgeirsson

Halldór Thorgeirsson, Director for Strategy at the UN Climate Change Secretariat, shares his insights into international political negotiations, the implications of the Paris climate agreement, and why it is so important to empower cities, private companies, and consumers in an effort to limit the effects of climate change.

The West Needs to Avoid Falling into ISIS’s Trap: A Conversation with Robert Pape

Since ISIS attacks in Jakarta, Ankara, Beirut, and Paris, Robert Pape has noted a significant shift in strategy. What is this new strategy, and what should be the Western response, particularly the US response?

The Nip and Tuck of the Illinois Budget: Cuts to Children and Families

Budget cuts to the Child Care Assistance Program continue to wreak havoc on the children and families of Illinois.

Crisis at Europe’s Doorstep: A Conversation with Eugenio Ambrosi about Refugees, Migration, and the European Response

As Europe’s migration crisis continues to unfold, there is a need to unpack larger questions surrounding migration policy, European values, and capacity to manage the current flow of both refugees and migrants seeking asylum in the continent.

Talking Peruvian Development with Miguel Castilla, Peru’s Former Minister of Economy and Finance

Considering Peruvian aggregate figures, we can see high GDP growth rates and exports, as well as significant poverty reduction during...

Americans (still) don’t understand the Middle East. This man wants to help.

CPR sits down with Dr. Mordechai Kedar, an Israeli academic and veteran of IDF intelligence, to discuss the causes of conflict in the Middle East and what might resolve them.

All Business: Wanxiang America’s Pin Ni Discusses the New US-China Relationship

Wanxiang America President Pin Ni shares his insights as a businessman and practitioner on the US-China relationship.

The Complex Story of GMOs, Told from the DuPont Perspective

An interview with DuPont’s Doyle Karr (Director of Biotechnology Public Policy) and Jacque Matsen (Public Affairs Manager) delves into the corporate perspective on GMOs—the pros, the cons, the regulation, and the industry.

Changing Parental Behavior One Nudge at a Time

University of Chicago Developmental Psychologist Ariel Kalil discusses the use of behavioral economics in parenting interventions, research on preschool, and challenges in the field of early childhood education.

A Window of Opportunity: Yasmina Vinci Discusses the Past 50 Years of Head Start

Yasmina Vinci, Executive Director of the National Head Start Association, discusses the past, present, and future of the organization, including challenges and opportunities for growth.

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