This album features programming sponsored by the Institute of Governmental Affairs at the University of California, Davis, focused on global affairs and the foreign policy challenges that confront the United states today. The institute is drawing upon the expertise of UC Davis social scientists, and others, to provide analysis and commentary on critical issues in international affairs.
In this Environmental Policy Frontiers Lecture with Dan Brown, professor in the School of Natural Resources and Environment at the University of Michigan, Brown explores the interactions between individual, household, and institutional decision making and the effects of these interactions on landscape outcomes. Brown uses examples from projects on carbon dynamics in exurban landscapes in the US, forest resource use in India and rural agricultural change in China.
In this Environmental Policy Frontiers Lecture with Delia Baldassarri, Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at New York University, Baldassarri discusses her research regarding dispositional mechanisms that are at the basis of cooperative behavior.
Alan Taylor, professor of history at UC Davis, discusses the upcoming 200-year anniversary of the War of 1812. How will this anniversary be acknowledged and what effect will it have on Canada and the United States? Taylor recently wrote a book on this subject, "The Civil War of 1812: American Citizens, British Subjects, Irish Rebels, & Indian Allies."
A panel of UC Davis experts discuss the regional and international implications of the uprising in Tunisia, Egypt, and other parts of the Middle East. The panel consists of David Biale, Scott S. Gartner, Zeev Maoz, Miroslav Nincic, and Keith David Watenpaugh.