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Insights pieces written by the Brown GRC chapter. A collection of 22 posts
Immigration: US vs. Canada
Inequality

Immigration: US vs. Canada

By: McConnell Bristol & Kate Choi
The Hypocrisy of Hungary’s Refugee Crisis Response
Inequality

The Hypocrisy of Hungary’s Refugee Crisis Response

“UN High Commissioner for Refugees Urges States to Urgently Lift Pandemic Restrictions on Asylum.” SchengenVisaInfo.com, Schagenvisainfo News, 23 May 2022, www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/un-high-commissioner-for-refugees-urges-states-to-urgently-lift-pandemic-restrictions-on-asylum/.As nations open their borders to those
“Anti-Feminism” and Gender Politics in South Korea
Feminism

“Anti-Feminism” and Gender Politics in South Korea

AFP-JIJIJust over a month ago, South Korea (referenced as “Korea”) elected its new president. Candidate Yoon Seok-yeol of the right-wing “People Power Party” defeated candidate Lee Jae-Myung of the incumbent left-wing Democratic Party,
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Fast Fashion: A Fast-Growing Problem
Sustainability

Fast Fashion: A Fast-Growing Problem

Schlossberg, Tatiana. “How Fast Fashion Is Destroying the Planet.” The New York Times, The New York Times, 3 Sept. 2019, www.nytimes.com/2019/09/03/books/review/how-fast-fashion-is-destroying-the-planet.html.The fashion industry
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The Social and Economic Cases for Paid Parental Leave in the United States
Inequality

The Social and Economic Cases for Paid Parental Leave in the United States

Bangs, Molly. “The Facts Behind Why Americans Need Nationwide Paid Family Leave.” The Century Foundation, 11 May 2016, https://tcf.org/content/facts/facts-behind-americans-need-nationwide-paid-family-leave/?agreed=1.The United States is the only developed
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The Question of Digital Illiteracy in Older Adults and COVID-19
Technology

The Question of Digital Illiteracy in Older Adults and COVID-19

Photo by NordWood Themes on Unsplash (https://unsplash.com/photos/yyMJNPgQ-X8)Entering the 27th month of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is not difficult for us to grasp a sense of how substantial the
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Radical South Asian Solidarity Through Times of Crisis
Inequality

Radical South Asian Solidarity Through Times of Crisis

TODAY Illustration / Getty ImagesWe currently live in a world where racial, gender and class-based divisions reign over the ways society is shaped. Our history with organized and systematic oppression has not been eradicated
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The Hidden Implications and Social Cost of Climate Colonialism
Sustainability

The Hidden Implications and Social Cost of Climate Colonialism

Briggs, Helen. “Carbon: How Calls for Climate Justice Are Shaking the World.” BBC News, BBC, 2 May 2021, www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-56941979.Climate change is rooted in the intersection of capitalism and
A Magic Money Tree for the Climate Crisis
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A Magic Money Tree for the Climate Crisis

The climate crisis has begun, posing an immense threat to both life and prosperity. Raging fires, unprecedented storms, deadly heat, rising sea levels all threaten the livelihoods and lives of billions of people.
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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