Americas

Report

21 Feb 2019

This Inquiry reviewed current international practice regarding petitions in parliament, recommending reforms to streamline the process locally and encourage more Australian residents to submit petitions.

Report

Results from our fourth national consumer survey (2018 data) on digital health adoption
13 Feb 2019

A publicly accessible report from the 2018 Digital Health Consumer Adoption survey, conducted by Rock Health. The survey consists of 4,000 respondents of US adults aged 18 and over.

Report

11 Feb 2019

This special report explains the importance of the new Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) to their respective countries and how economic relations could be reshaped in the coming months and years.

Report

8 Feb 2019

To advance a robust bilateral policy debate about the key role of deterrence in Indo-Pacific strategy, the United States Studies Centre and Pacific Forum hosted a Track 1.5 US-Australia Indo-Pacific Deterrence Dialogue in Canberra in December 2018. This summary report reflects the authors’ accounts of...

Report

7 Feb 2019

The Iranian Revolution in 1979 saw attitudes towards the US change in that country because of perceptions that it had worked with the Shah to subjugate Iranians. The current perception of the US in Saudi Arabia is a complex one - the US remains an...

Briefing paper

6 Feb 2019

This paper argues that the United States should pursue an exit strategy that is based on realistic timelines, supports a viable peace process that achieves a legitimate, representative Afghan government, seeks to protect the political and social gains made over almost 20 years, and provides...

Report

The report of the Knight Commission on Trust, Media and Democracy
5 Feb 2019

This report aims to articulate the reasons for the growing distrust in American institutions, to re-envision news media that will be fair, truthful and responsible, and to catalyze citizens to participate in civic life.

Report

5 Feb 2019

This paper argues that although the Inuit and the Sámi continue to face inertia and resistance to change from non-Indigenous governments at all levels, continuing the development of robust and effective institutions of self-rule and shared rule is critical to the success of Indigenous self-determination...

Report

30 Jan 2019

The report provides a holistic account of current challenges facing the integration of data-intensive technologies, such as crop management tools and “smart” tractors in agricultural technology, and self-checkout stands in grocery stores.

Briefing paper

29 Jan 2019

The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces, or INF, Treaty, signed by U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Soviet Communist Party General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev in 1987, was a profound achievement. It was the first bilateral nuclear arms control treaty to ban an entire class of weapons. It contained...

Report

Insights from around the globe: an international learning report from BIEN 2018 Congress
28 Jan 2019

This report highlights learning from basic income pilots underway or in planning in Finland, Ontario and the Netherlands, compiled from discussions with representatives at the Basic Income Earth Network 2018 World Congress.

Report

26 Jan 2019

This report outlines the presentations given and the themes that emerged in discussion around shared interests, challenges to openness, and conditions for successful action, that emerged from a meeting held in December 2018 with 30 leaders of scholarly communities.

Working paper

25 Jan 2019

In 1978, California adopted building codes designed to reduce the energy used for heating, cooling, and water heating in buildings. Using a rich dataset of hourly electricity consumption for 158,112 California houses during 2012-13, this paper estimates that single-family homes built from 1980 through 1982...

Report

24 Jan 2019

This paper outlines how the rapid pace of innovation and shifting global leadership in digital technology are creating major challenges for Canada’s digital industries, but how they are also creating new opportunities.

Article

24 Jan 2019

In the coming “AI Era,” job losses from automation could have a bigger impact on smaller towns and rural areas.

Report

24 Jan 2019

This report develops both backward- and forward-looking analyses of the impacts of automation over the years 1980 to 2016 and 2016 to 2030 across some 800 occupations. In doing so, it assesses past and coming trends, and suggests a comprehensive response framework for national and state-local policymakers.

Policy report

A 'Canada Next: 12 ways to get ahead of disruption' report
22 Jan 2019

This report argues that the Canadian public sector should expand its interchange program with the private sector in order to diversify its employees’ networks and skill sets and, in so doing, help the public service face employment challenges and disruptive technologies.

Policy report

A 'Canada Next: 12 ways to get ahead of disruption' report
21 Jan 2019

Canada’s labour market will not have the skilled workers it needs unless it changes the way it trains workers today, argues this report. The country needs to change its approach to education, training and skills development in order to close the skills gap.

Policy report

A 'Canada Next: 12 ways to get ahead of disruption' report
18 Jan 2019

This paper argues that a Canada Clean Power Fund could knit together a national grid to create a competitive advantage in the low-carbon future.

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