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  • Author(s):
    Craig A. Hart, Alan Hamlet, Tom Purekal
    Abstract:

    Climate change has been slow to enter the public dialogue in the Midwest, but this is changing as local residents are experiencing more volatile weather, extreme temperatures, floods, changing growing seasons, and fewer snow days. The past several decades have witnessed increasingly intense weather extremes, resulting in costly damage throughout the region. In 2019, following a winter arctic air outbreak (“polar vortex”) that delivered near-record low temperatures in many areas (for example, …

    Date Created:
    2020-04-01
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    Report
  • Author(s):
    Cory Smith, Tom Hare
    Abstract:

    Pervasive sexual violence against women and girls in Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador (including rape, domestic and sexual servitude, sexual assault, forced disappearances, human trafficking, and even murder) perpetrated by gangs, narco-traffickers, human traffickers, and a machismo culture fueled by corruption and impunity has led to some of the highest rates of violence against women and girls in the world, forcing these women and girls to flee and migrate to the United States. While t…

    Date Created:
    2020-04-15
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    Report
  • Author(s):
    Alessandro Fergnani, Swapnil Motghare
    Abstract:

    The majority of studies on the future of work are predictive in nature, often taking a bird’s-eye view that overlooks the importance of local context. This brief presents six scenarios of the futures of work in South Bend that emphasize stress-point events and phenomena in the larger social, political, technological, and economic environment, with a time horizon of 15 years (2035). The scenarios are geographically focused on the city, but refer to the global situation; in the narratives, the …

    Date Created:
    2020-08-15
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