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Insights pieces written by the Brown GRC chapter. A collection of 13 posts
Taking the Trash Out of Orbit
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Taking the Trash Out of Orbit

Walt Whitman once wrote that “every cubic inch of space is a miracle”. Yet it seems that every cubic inch of space is becoming increasingly inhospitable, clogged with garbage from Earth. As the
Chinatown Moves Out: Demography and Hate Crime in Modern Asian America
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Chinatown Moves Out: Demography and Hate Crime in Modern Asian America

Take a look at Sugarland in Texas, Rockville in Maryland, and Richmond in British Columbia. What do all of these places have in common? On the surface, they may seem to be average,
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Bolivia’s Lithium Woes
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Bolivia’s Lithium Woes

In the future, lithium is king. As electric vehicles (EVs) force traditional gasoline cars out of America and the world’s garages, the price and profitability of lithium is expected to skyrocket in
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Kiribati: Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
Climate Change

Kiribati: Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

In much of the world, climate change often struggles to steal the limelight, but in few places is that less true than in Kiribati. The Pacific island nation of Kiribati is one of
The Rental Clothing Industry: a Fad or the Future?
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The Rental Clothing Industry: a Fad or the Future?

The fashion industry is notoriously unsustainable. Its current system contributes 10% of the Earth’s total carbon emissions and its tendency towards overproduction means that 85% of textiles produced in a given year
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Will the World Stomach Edible Packaging?
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Will the World Stomach Edible Packaging?

A man picks up an enclosed burger and promptly bites straight through, wrapping and all. A bag of coffee granules is placed into a cup of water and simply stirred away. Seasoning sachets
The End of Modern Slavery in Uzbekistan?
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The End of Modern Slavery in Uzbekistan?

De jure, slavery is illegal in every country on Earth. De facto, however, modern slavery exists in many forms, such as human trafficking or forced marriage. One easily-overlooked form of modern slavery is
West Point Leadership Sciences Instructor Offers Advice on Promoting Effective, Bilateral Communication in the Age of Remote Work
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West Point Leadership Sciences Instructor Offers Advice on Promoting Effective, Bilateral Communication in the Age of Remote Work

Whether it's the lack of natural small talk before or after meetings, or employees not having enough time to ask their boss clarifying questions, there's certainly much that gets lost in the transition
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Amplifying Social Impact through Resilience: An Interview with the DSCI's George Bailey on Digital Supply Chains
ESG

Amplifying Social Impact through Resilience: An Interview with the DSCI's George Bailey on Digital Supply Chains

What if I told you that when managing supply chains for social-benefit enterprises and NGOs, optimization and cost-effectiveness aren't enough? Looking back on the pre-pandemic world, supply chain strategists' laser focus on these
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Is Latvia Running Out of People?
Inequality

Is Latvia Running Out of People?

What happens when a country disappears? In the last three decades, Latvia has experienced a drastic decrease in its population. First came the collapse of the USSR and a mass emigration of Russians
Recruitment During The Pandemic? It Could Shape the Future of Consulting.
Inclusion and Diversity

Recruitment During The Pandemic? It Could Shape the Future of Consulting.

The recruitment process for consulting is notoriously difficult: it involves rounds of recruiting events, networking prowess, and consulting-specific interviews where candidates navigate unfamiliar case studies that test mental flexibility, general economic knowledge and
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Tracking the Impacts of E-Learning During the Time of COVID-19
Education

Tracking the Impacts of E-Learning During the Time of COVID-19

A harrowing photograph recently made its rounds on the internet: two elementary aged sisters, seated on a sidewalk outside a Taco Bell in East Salinas California, hunched over their school-issued laptops, using the
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Increasingly Rampant Wildfires Spark Long Term Economic Restructuring in California
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Increasingly Rampant Wildfires Spark Long Term Economic Restructuring in California

By: Lucie Smith As California burns, the rest of the world carries on, business as usual. However, the effects of the state’s increasingly rampant wildfires may be far more widespread than one
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