Global Master of Public Policy

Kevin Baron

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New global trends in sustainability leadership

By Kevin Baron on Jun 8, 2017 11:04:25 AM

Photo by California Air Resources Board.

Not only is climate change an important multidisciplinary research area that intersects across all hard and social sciences, but environmental concerns are also increasingly critical for our survival as a species and this planet as a whole.  Local, state, and federal levels of government are all faced with the challenge of balancing environmental conservation, economic prosperity, and environmental justice through sustainable development.

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What does it take to influence social welfare policy?

By Kevin Baron on Jun 8, 2017 11:00:45 AM

Photo by Deutsche Bank Bangkok and the NGO "Rong Rein Khong Noo" (engl. "My School”) working together to build classrooms in Bangkok.

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Inequality: the defining issue of this century

By Kevin Baron on Jun 8, 2017 9:21:11 AM

Contemporary economic growth is also a story of rising inequality.  For example, in the United States, average annual income is over $50,000, whereas in Niger per person income per year is under $500, or less than one percent of that in the United States.  But even within developed countries, inequality is rising.  There is also a significant urban-rural divide in education, opportunities, and fiscal growth potential.  How can governments and businesses face these emerging issues with attainable solutions?

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Cities at the center of global policy innovation

By Kevin Baron on Jun 8, 2017 9:18:55 AM

Cities have and will continue to encompass over half of the world’s expanding population and urban centers are key players in addressing the global challenges of climate change, poverty and disease, education, and economic development. Cities are the paradoxical axis of economic growth and socioeconomic disparities, and environmental degradation and equitable, sustainable solutions.

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