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Henry and Bryna David Lecture

William NordhausOctober 2, 2014
(5:00 p.m.)

Keck Center, Room 100
500 5th Street, NW
Washington, DC (directions)

Dr. William Nordhaus will discuss, "Climate Clubs: How to prevent free-riding in international environmental agreements." 

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Measuring Happiness, Suffering, and Other Dimensions of Experience:
Challenges and Opportunities for Federal Surveys

October 24, 2014 (2:00 - 4:30 p.m.)
2101 Constitution Avenue, NW
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Sociality, Hierarchy, Health:

Comparative Biodemography: Papers from a Workshop

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The Context of Military Environments: An Agenda for Basic Research on Social and Organizational Factors Relevant to Small Units

CME coverLThis report from the Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences presents recommendations to the U.S. Army Research Institute for a program of basic scientific research on the roles of social and organizational contextual factors, such as organizational institutions, culture, and norms, as determinants and moderators of the performance of individual soldiers and small units.

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Implementing Juvenile Justice Reform: The Federal Role

Implementing Juvenile JusticeLImplementing Juvenile Justice Reform identifies and prioritizes strategies and policies to effectively facilitate reform of the juvenile justice system and develop an implementation plan for OJJDP. Based on the 2013 report Reforming Juvenile Justice, this report is designed to provide specific guidance to OJJDP regarding the steps that it should take, both internally and externally, to facilitate juvenile justice reform grounded in knowledge about adolescent development.

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Can Earth's and Society's Systems Meet the Needs of 10 Billion People?


10 Billion LThis report summarizes a workshop convened in October 2013 that explored how to increase the world’s population to 10 billion in a sustainable way while simultaneously increasing their well-being and standard of living. The report examines key issues in the science of sustainability that are related to overall human population size, population growth, aging populations, migration toward cities, and differential consumption, land use change, and by different subpopulations, as viewed through the lenses of both social and natural science.

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