| By J. Thomas Chapin

J. Thomas Chapin: Batteries as the Base of the City

"It seems as if batteries, more specifically lithium-ion rechargeable batteries, are everywhere," J. Thomas Chapin, vice president of research at UL, explained at the 2019 Pritzker Forum on Global Cities in Chicago



Wait Just a Minute: Jess Fanzo

Jess Fanzo, professor of food policy and ethics and editor-in-chief of Global Food Security Journal, takes a minute to answer questions on why obesity is rising across the globe and what can be done about it.






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| By Ivo H. Daalder

This Week’s Reads — Brexit Aftermath

Brexit has ushered in a moment of profound uncertainty for the United Kingdom and has raised big questions about the future of Europe and the liberal world order. This week’s reads examine the Brexit outcome from important historical, political, and economic perspectives.





| By Richard C. Longworth

Brexit: A Long Time Coming

For forty years, Britain and the EU pretended they belonged together. Now, after decades inside the European club, its wants out. The vote may be a tragedy for both Britain and the EU, but it was foreordained.











Following the Dirty Money

Recent Council programs have explored trafficking in ivory, narcotics, and counterfeit goods, highlighting challenges faced by governments that seek to police shadow economies and tackle organized crime.