Cyber Security and Emerging Threats Ethan Schwartz

Mining in Greenland: Environmentalism and Development

Greenland, home to over 55,000 inhabitants, seldom appears in international media. Unbeknownst to many, Greenland is an autonomous territory within the Kingdom of Denmark, with its own language (Greenlandic), government (responsible for all but monetary, foreign, and domestic policy), and economy (based on tourism and fishing). Home to a majority Inuit population, it behaves in Read More…

Security, Trade and the Economy

The Environmental Race to the Bottom: Fact or Fiction?

Introduction Since the mid 20th century, many have feared a global, environmental “Race to the Bottom” in which nation-states compete with one another by lowering their environmental regulations to attract industry to their jurisdictions. Hypothetically, the effect would be to create an advantage for producers in jurisdictions with strict regulations to relocate to the least-regulated Read More…

Sarah Haddjeri Women in Security

The Environmental Implications of Women’s Economic Role in Society

On January 25th, Greta Thunberg, a Swedish teenage girl, gave a speech at the 2019 Davos World Economic Forum, stating “I don’t want your hope, I don’t want you to be hopeful. I want you to panic. I want you to feel the fear I feel everyday and I want you to act. I want Read More…

Charlotte Le Vay Society, Culture, and Security

A Race against Time: Paris Agreement Deadline Looms over Canada’s Slow Moving Climate Change Policy

Why hasn’t Canada ratified the Paris Agreement? Charlotte Le Vay explores why Canadian federal and provincial actors haven’t found consensus on climate change policy to the meet Paris Agreement GHG emission reduction targets.