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Solar power plant Maram
The Climate Change-Conflict-Displacement Nexus in the MENA Region
Climate change, conflict, and displacement in the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region present overlapping challenges to policymakers. This new joint report from the Edward P. Djerejian Center for the Middle East and United States Institute of Peace examines four key components — natural resources, urban fragility, gendered impacts, and international financing — and makes specific recommendations to address these complex issues.
Kelsey Norman, Ana Martín Gil, Robert Barron May 21, 2024
Methods of transportation for global business and trade
Baker Briefing: The Future of Fuels
In this episode of Baker Briefing, experts explore the future of fuels for passenger and freight mobility. The episode is part of an initiative by the Center for Energy Studies investigating the supply chain and cost implications of transitioning fuels across the transportation sector — the economy’s circulatory system.
Edward M. Emmett, Kenneth B. Medlock III May 13, 2024
electric vehicle factory
How the US-China Trade War and the Inflation Reduction Act Could Shape Mexico’s Nearshoring Future
Amid U.S. efforts to strengthen supply chains and counterbalance China’s growing influence, Mexico is poised to benefit from “nearshoring,” writes scholar Adrian Duhalt. This brief explores how the Inflation Reduction Act and rising trade tensions between the U.S. and China could help Mexico secure its top trading position with the U.S. for years to come.
Adrian Duhalt April 23, 2024
Houston Mayor John Whitmire
Baker Briefing: Mayor Whitmire’s Plan for Houston
Houston Mayor John Whitmire just marked 100 days in office. Our latest episode of Baker Briefing features a conversation between Whitmire and fellow Edward M. Emmett on the city’s past and future, hosted in front of a live audience at Baker Hall on April 3, 2024.
John Whitmire, Edward M. Emmett April 15, 2024
Hospital waiting room
Tackling Root Causes: Screening and Addressing Non-Medical Drivers of Health
Non-medical drivers of health, also known as social determinants of health, have a significant impact on health outcomes. As fellow Sandra McKay and her co-authors explain, adequate funding to identify and address non-medical drivers — housing and food insecurity, transport issues, and financial strain — can improve patients’ health and health care delivery systems, while also reducing costs.
Sandra McKay, Zoabe Hafeez, Mallika Mathur, Sheela Gavvala, Ashley Gibson, Linh Nguyen, Christopher F. Kulesza, Logan Thornton, Yen-Chi Le March 29, 2024