This report underlines the plight of those who survive gun violence. More than 300 people are shot in the U.S. every day and survive. Many people also suffer non-fatal gun injuries. The long- and short-term health issues related to their injuries constitute a massive public...
The Social Science Research Council convened the To Secure Knowledge Task Force to examine the new research landscape and identify areas of action. In this, the council drew on its nine-decade history of convening and collaborating with scholars to facilitate conditions to produce world-class, independent...
This MIT white paper, examines efforts in the United States and in Europe to make research and scholarship openly and freely available, provides a backdrop to the ongoing work of the taskforce - identifying new, updated, or revised open access policies and practices.
The United States and Indonesia share a healthy bilateral relationship. Given the current strains in the Asia-Pacific region and shared perceptions of a common aggressor, it is likely that the relationship will continue to strengthen.
Since the Paris Climate Agreement solidified an “all hands on deck” approach to climate change, cities, regions and businesses have become key contributors to mitigation, adaptation and finance efforts. These actors are pledging a range of actions, from directly reducing their own greenhouse gas emissions...
The Focused International Study shows comparative availability and terms for those same books across a single platform in Australia, the US, Canada, the UK and New Zealand, providing new insights into international similarities and differences.
The Large-scale International Study shows comparative availability and terms for a much larger sample of almost 100,000 books across those same five jurisdictions.
This article examines the primary ways in which algorithmic political communication—organized by automated scripts on social media—may undermine elections in democracies.
Existing research has largely focused on the effects of economic policy uncertainty and partisan political conflict on economic activity, employment and investment. This report extends this work to examine the effect of this uncertainty on cross-border trade and investment, with a particular focus on Australia...
In Australia, there is an increasing understanding of the potential opportunities promised by digital agriculture and its importance to the future of Australia’s food and fibre industries.
Video from the 2018 National Homelessness Conference, presenting the theme ‘Ending homelessness together’.
Partisanship has become the dominant driver of social and political conflict in the United States. This paper argues that Australia should focus on potential partnerships and common areas of concern with US states, rather than simply relying on diplomatic engagement with the White House.
This study focused on the Australian private rental sector including formal rules (policies and regulation); organisations and structures; and informal rules (social norms and practices), and reviewed the sector in ten countries.
This guide is intended for community members who see an opportunity to create better streets, but may be struggling to get their neighbors on board or spur government officials into action.
As part of our Transportation Program, we conducted a “scan,” speaking with 20...
Afghanistan and the US share a relationship that dates back to the early 1920s. The relationship has been predicated upon providing advantage to the US - a situation that seems likely to continue into the future.
This report outlines some of the national security issues raised by recent changes in the sources of foreign direct investment (FDI) in Australia and the United States. The regulatory regimes for screening FDI in both countries are examined, with a particular focus on how these...
What’s in a fence? More than you’d think. In neighborhoods where as little as about $1,000 was spent transforming a vacant lot with some grass, a few trees, and a short wooden fence, people felt less depressed and less worthless.
“The beauty of the...
This paper traces the course of the change in the Pakistan-US relationship, to assess the outlook for a relationship that remains critical to US efforts in Afghanistan and beyond.
This paper uses active audience approaches to media consumption to investigate and critique the phenomenon known as “fake news.”