31 Oct 2018

The city landscape is very familiar to many people around the world. Since the establishment of the United Nations, the world’s urban population has grown significantly. Today, nearly 55% of the global population resides in urban environments. By 2050, the UN estimates that this figure will increase to 68%. With over two-thirds of the world’s population residing in cities by mid-century, the success of actions undertaken today to advance our global vision for a more sustainable, equitable, and pro...

16 Sep 2018

16 September marks 31st anniversary of the signing of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer. Signed in 1987, the Montreal Protocol is a prime example of how the international community has come together to successfully slow and reverse anthropogenically caused environmental impacts to the world’s ozone layer. Thirty one years later, the protocol remains a well-known example of what an internationally-aligned community can achieve, with many lessons that can be applied to...

1 Mar 2014


  The Russia-Ukraine conflict that began in February 2014 continues to plague the region today. The conflict is arguably a product of many factors that stem from historical significance of the regions at play. Particularly, the lack of a unified understanding of Ukrainian identity is an underlying issue that fueled the initial political dissatisfaction that led to the conflict. The conflict has sparked international condemnation of both party’s reactions to the pro-Russia (rebel) activity in east...

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