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Promoting women in science in Latin America and the Caribbean

Jana Rodriguez Hertz Southern University of Science and Technology
1 October 2018

Maria Emilia is a Latin American scientist, but her chance of being admitted to the National Academy is much lower compared to her male colleagues. What are the main challanges women in science face in Latin America and the Caribbean? And what policies should support them?

Brexit

The New EU

Eoin Gahan
The new EU27 must look beyond itself and focus on relevant global challenges, which are greater than internal difficulties.

European Trade and Investment

Eoin Gahan
The rules no longer apply. The biggest challenge facing the new EU is the growing threat to the international economic order. From banking to free movement of people and goods to international law and trade, bilateral alliances and unilateral moves have undermined existing structures. As Brexit heats up, a new 2-part series from trade expert Eoin Gahan will explore its trade and investment prospects.

Brexit: the UK in the departure lounge

Eoin Gahan
If Brexit happens, the UK will not be in a strong position to face global challenges. Lagging in trade openness and innovation, and facing a divergent regulatory environment and declining foreign investment, the UK will struggle to re-negotiate trade deals with global partners. Conversely, as the influence of the EU moves east, increased political coherence could benefit the Euro and EU financial sector.

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Evidence in policymaking

Stephanie Mathisen Sense about Science
23 April 2018

Show your workings! Why transparency in the evidence used in policymaking matters, and why the public care to know. With a clear chain of reasoning and meaningful transparency, trust can be built between the government and the public, on matters that affect us all.

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THE FUTURE OF CITIES

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While cities exist in a mesmerizing diversity of size and form, it is possible to detect subtle patterns that are common to all cities in the form of both increasing returns to scale and economies of scale. Driving these dynamics, what matters for a city is a high density of social connections over time and space, facilitated by built-up space and everyday mobility patterns.
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