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Mozambique’s al-Shabab insurgency, and local and international responses

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Release Date: 11/09/2021

Biodiversity conservation, zoonotic diseases, and human security in Africa two years into COVID-19 show art Biodiversity conservation, zoonotic diseases, and human security in Africa two years into COVID-19

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On January 14, the Brookings Institution’s and hosted a panel discussion exploring the following questions: What have the effects of COVID-19 been on conservation in Africa and poaching and wildlife trafficking as well as legal wildlife trade? What effective response measures have been adopted or need to be developed going forward? And has the COVID-19 become an impetus for radically intensified protection of biodiversity and led to genuine transformation toward “One Health,” or has it become not only a tragedy, but also a wasted opportunity for biodiversity conservation and human...

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On January 13, the Center for Middle East Policy hosted Ayman Safadi, deputy prime minister and minister of foreign affairs and expatriates of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, for a keynote address. In his remarks, Minister Safadi addressed Jordan’s current regional outlook and its foreign policy approach towards the Middle East. Minister Safadi has held office since January 2017. Prior to his appointment, he was a member of the Jordanian Senate. He has also served as an adviser to His Majesty King Abdullah II, minister of state, and the Jordanian government’s official spokesperson....

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On January 11, the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center hosted an event on this divergence between economic and taxable income and its implications for tax policy. Results from new research using the Survey of Consumer Finances will be presented with an eye towards understanding which forms of income do not show up on tax forms, where in the income distribution that divergence is occurring, and the revenue implications of broadening the business income tax base. Subscribe to Brookings Events on iTunes, send feedback email to , and follow us and tweet us at @policypodcasts on Twitter. To learn...

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Multilateral relations between the European Union (EU) and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) remain stuck, despite recent announcements by the EU’s foreign policy chief, Josep Borrell, that the two groups should pursue greater engagement to capitalize on the important role played by the GCC countries on the regional and the international stage. What are the obstacles and the opportunities to revitalize EU-GCC cooperation? Which areas hold the greatest potential? How can bilateral relations between individual countries in the two blocs be leveraged to open up new paths for future...

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On Monday, January 10, the USC-Brookings Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy brought together a panel of experts to discuss policy initiatives that can more effectively and humanely address behavioral health crises. Subscribe to Brookings Events on iTunes, send feedback email to , and follow us and tweet us at @policypodcasts on Twitter. To learn more about upcoming events, visit our website. Brookings Events is part of the .

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On January 6, 2022, an expert panel reflected on the one-year anniversary of the Capitol riot and discussed its lasting effects. What have Americans learned over the last year about the causes of the riot and the people who attended and engineered it? How have government institutions responded—or failed to respond—to the violence? And how should we understand what January 6 means for the health of American democracy going forward? Subscribe to Brookings Events on iTunes, send feedback email to , and follow us and tweet us at @policypodcasts on Twitter. To learn more about upcoming events,...

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On December 15th, the Center on the United States and Europe at Brookings hosted Donald Jensen, former foreign service officer in Moscow and current director of Russia and Strategic Stability at the United States Institute of Peace, and Vladislav Zubok, professor of international history the London School of Economics and Political Science and author of “” Subscribe to Brookings Events on iTunes, send feedback email to , and follow us and tweet us at @policypodcasts on Twitter. To learn more about upcoming events, visit our website. Brookings Events is part of the .

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How do we measure global citizenship education? show art How do we measure global citizenship education?

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Wednesday, Dec 15, 2021 8:00 AM EST - 9:00 AM EST Online only   Education initiatives to advance progress on U.N. Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Target 4.7 on global citizenship education—focused on ensuring learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development, human rights, gender equality, and a culture of peace and nonviolence—have never been more critical in today’s  interconnected world, particularly given the global health, social, and environmental challenges. Countries’ initiatives to transform education in this direction...

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On December 13, Anton Korinek, the David M. Rubenstein fellow at the Center on Regulation and Markets at Brookings, sat down with Acemoglu to discuss the complexities of the impact of new AI technologies and how AI could be regulated to achieve its promising and wide-reaching potential. Subscribe to Brookings Events on iTunes, send feedback email to , and follow us and tweet us at @policypodcasts on Twitter. To learn more about upcoming events, visit our website. Brookings Events is part of the .

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From COVID-19 to culture wars: The growing hostility of education politics show art From COVID-19 to culture wars: The growing hostility of education politics

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On Dec. 9, 2021, the Brown Center on Education Policy at Brookings hosted an expert discussion on the politics of education. Panelists discussed recent events and what they mean for students, schools, and society, as well as how education might factor into the 2022 elections.   Subscribe to Brookings Events on iTunes, send feedback email to , and follow us and tweet us at @policypodcasts on Twitter. To learn more about upcoming events, visit our website. Brookings Events is part of the .

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On November 9, the Brookings Institution’s Africa Security Initiative and Initiative on Nonstate Armed Actors explored the international and internal drivers of the conflict, the threat it poses regionally, and the policies adopted and available to address it. The panel conversation explored the role of external actors, such as the military forces of Rwanda and of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), which the Mozambican government invited to assist in responding to the insurgency.

 

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