Working to find actionable solutions to the nation's key challenges.

Untangling Five Myths About Public-Private Partnerships

Andy Winkler, Niki Deininger September 18, 2018

Since no two P3 agreements are exactly alike, it is important to understand the advantages and disadvantages of pursuing a public-private partnership for a given project.

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The Crisis on Wall Street

John Soroushian, Andy Winkler September 17, 2018

Given the 2008 financial crisis’ devastating impact on the U.S. economy, from Main Street to Wall Street, it’s important to understand the key contributors to the crisis.

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The Momentum is Here and Paid Family Leave is Coming

Adrienne Schweer September 12, 2018

The challenge of finding paid leave is real, and not just for teachers. Only 15% of Americans have a paid family leave benefit, which is defined as paid time off for maternity, paternity, caring for an ailing or sick family member, or caring for themselves through serious illness or a major injury.

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Could the Great Lakes be a Model for Cleaning Up Other Waterways?

Jake Varn, Kyle Funk September 10, 2018

Of America’s 3.5 million miles of rivers and streams, only 31 percent have been assessed and, of those, 53 percent do not meet health and safety standards.

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Rethinking Erdogan’s “Hostage Diplomacy”

Nicholas Danforth August 29, 2018

So long as Erdogan assumes Western hostility and seeks to counter it through provocative measures, there are few good options to respond.

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A New Technology May Revolutionize Privacy-Preserving Data Analysis: Secure Multi-Party Computation

Nick Hart, Kira Fatherree August 24, 2018

Secure multi-party computation technology allows data analysis and the sharing of a result without actually sharing any underlying sensitive data

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Five Innovative Examples of Smart Cities in the U.S.

Kyle Funk, Niki Deininger August 20, 2018

Columbus, Pittsburgh, Denver, San Francisco, and Dallas are examples of how cities are utilizing smart technology to find innovative solutions to some of their most pressing urban challenges.

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Into the Abyss: Turkish Impressions of a U.S.-Turkish Break

Nicholas Danforth August 17, 2018

With Trump threatening more sanctions and Erdogan threatening to find other allies, Turkey may be forced to figure out what the alternatives are.

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Congressional Actions to Address the Opioid Crisis

Timothy Swope August 16, 2018

Based on provisional data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 50,000 Americans died from opioid overdoses in 2017.

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Equity Crowdfunding: Promises and Challenges

Peter Grills, John Soroushian August 15, 2018

The equity crowdfunding market is still relatively new and needs time to mature before outcomes will become clear.

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