Keynote Speaker: David B. Allison (University of Alabama at Birmingham)
Perhaps the most disturbing facet of the rise in obesity worldwide is the rise in childhood obesity. This eBriefing features researchers, physicians, teachers, and other professionals at the front lines of the childhood obesity epidemic who met in Bimghamton, NY to discuss this alarming public health problem.
This eBriefing highlights research and policy work discussed at the Qatar Foundation Annual Research Forum. Topics include cultures of entrepreneurship, scientific publishing, innovation in the Arab world, knowledge-based economies, structures of R&D enterprises, regional and global partnerships, and much more.
Panelists: Richard Charkin (Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, UK), Nader Ardalan (Harvard University & Ardalan Associates, LLC), Mostafa Kharoufi (Economic and Social Council), and Ali Mohayuddin Qaradaghi (Qatar University)
This eBriefing highlights humanities and social sciences research presented at the Qatar Foundation Annual Research Forum. Topics include civic engagement, urbanization, demography, public health, public administration, education, communications, cultural analysis, Islamic jurisprudence and much more.
Edited by Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
Three concise summaries of conferences on immunology, on mechanisms of allocating resources across disciplines, and on drug discovery for schizophrenia.
Speakers: Amy Linden (Metropolitan Transportation Authority), Mark F. Muriello (PANYNJ), and Jack Opiola (D'Artagnan Consulting LLC)
Moderator: Bruce Schaller (New York Department of Transportation)
Transportation agencies are now developing and piloting the next generation payment systems with cashless tolls and contact-less fare cards. This eBriefing explores the implications of developments in how we price and pay for transportation.
Edited by Robert Costanza (Institute for Sustainable Solutions, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon), Karin E. Limburg (SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse, New York), and Ida Kubiszewski (Institute for Sustainable Solutions, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon)
Cutting-edge Topics That Span the Fields of Economics and Ecology
New York City Panel on Climate Change
2010 ReportFree online access
Prepared by the New York City Panel on Climate Change, the report in this Annals volume outlines the need for early and ongoing adaptation actions to climate change in New York City.
Edited by Nancy E. Adler and Judith Stewart (MacArthur Network for Socioeconomic Health, San Francisco, California)
This Annals issue examines the current scientific evidence for the facts of socioeconomic status and health in the United States.
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Speakers: Allan Meltzer (Carnegie Mellon University), Til Schuermann (Federal Reserve Bank of New York)
With the federal government contemplating an expansion of power over the banking industry, how much regulation is needed, and when is too much regulation a problem? In this new eBriefing, two leading economists consider the challenges of striking the right balance.
Edited by Karin E. Limburg (SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse, New York) and Robert Costanza and Ida Kubiszewski (Gund Institute for Ecological Economics, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont)
This inaugural issue of a new Annals series contains reviews on topics that are at the crossroads of ecology and economics.