This report, which was published in May of 2008, provides background on the growth and development of the biofuels sector and assesses the impacts of biofuels on food security, economic distortions, and the environment. It concludes with a variety of responses to these consequences.The report was prepared under contract on a consulting basis to the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
On April 11, 2005, the Wilson Center and the Council of American Ambassadors hosted a day-long conference focused on the challenges of conducting commerical diplomacy in the 21st century. This report features the proposals garnered from the program's esteemed participants for addressing these issues.
The U.S. is rapidly moving from being dependent on imported fossil fuels to becoming a major world producer. In addition to our oil and coal, we are sitting on vast supplies of natural gas, and technological innovations have made it possible to tap previously unattainable resources. So what should we do with these new-found riches?
JULY 2005--Watch the archived webcast of Winning the Oil Endgame
Education in the Wake of Natural Disaster examines the successes and challenges of education reform in Haiti, before and after the earthquake that devastated the nation in 2010. Using two examples of success in systems impacted by natural disasters: post-earthquake Chile and post-Hurricane Katrina New Orleans; Paul Vallas and Tressa Pankovits explore how lessons learned could be adapted and emulated in a country like Haiti that is desperate for reform, with over 50 percent of its population under the age of 18.
Exiting the Eurozone will only exacerbate the austerity Greek voters have balked at, says Kent Hughes. Rather than leave, Greek economic and political leadership should seize the opportunity to rebuild a civic culture that will support stable finances and long-term growth.