November 28, 2016: In this edition
Policy challenges in the Middle East for the new administration
Baker Institute director Ambassador Edward P. Djerejian discussed the Middle East foreign policy challenges President-elect Donald Trump's administration will face during an event last week for Roundtable members.
Click here to watch the video of the event.
[back to top]
- The Rise of Populist Nationalism in Europe and the U.S. A panel of Rice faculty members examines the recent rise of populist movements in constitutional democracies. The event is co-sponsored by Rice University's Politics, Law and Social Thought Program. November 29 | 6:30 pm
- HPV-Related Cancers: Opportunities for Cancer Prevention. Leaders from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Texas state government, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and the media discuss HPV, HPV-associated cancers, barriers to HPV vaccination programs and a proposed plan to promote HPV vaccination in Texas. December 2 | 7:30 am
- De Lange Conference X: Humans, Machines and the Future of Work. This conference, hosted by the De Lange Conference, focuses on issues that will be created by the impact of information technology on labor markets over the next 25 years. The event will be held at Rice’s Bioscience Research Collaborative Building. December 5-6 | 7:30 am
- Syria: Policy Options for the Trump Administration. A panel of Syria experts discusses the key issues and challenges that have emerged since Syria's Arab uprising and explores possible policy options for the new U.S. administration. December 13 | 6:30 pm
For a complete list, visit our event page.
[back to top
Research and News
- Where China’s Diesel Fuel Exports Are Coming From and Where They Are Going, by Gabriel Collins, Baker Botts Fellow in Energy and Environmental Regulatory Affairs. November 22
- China Now Exports as Much Diesel Fuel and Gasoline as Saudi Arabia Does, by Gabriel Collins, Baker Botts Fellow in Energy and Environmental Regulatory Affairs. November 22
- Winter is Coming: Controlled Conflicts and the Oil-Price Geopolitical-Risk Premium, by Mahmoud A. El-Gamal, Baker Institute Rice Faculty Scholar. November 21
- Weathering Collapse: An Assessment of the Financial and Operational Situation of the Venezuelan Oil Industry, by Francisco J. Monaldi, fellow in Latin American energy studies, and Igor Hernández, professor, Center on Energy and the Environment, Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administración, and graduate student fellow, Baker Institute Center for Energy Studies. November 18
- Gain in Insurance Coverage and Residual Uninsurance Under the Affordable Care Act: Texas, 2013–2016, by Vivian Ho, James A. Baker III Institute Chair in Health Economics and director, Center for Health Biosciences; Elena Marks, nonresident fellow and director, Episcopal Health Foundation; and Stephen Pickett, doctoral candidate, Rice University Economics Department. November 18
- Reversing Middle East Dependence: U.S. Begins Exports Of Shale Gas To Oil-Rich UAE And Kuwait, by Jim Krane, Wallace S. Wilson Fellow for Energy Studies. November 17
- Empowering Women after the Arab Spring, by Valentine Moghadam, nonresident fellow, Women’s Rights in the Middle East Program, and Marwa Shalaby, fellow for the Middle East and director, Women’s Rights in the Middle East Program. November 17
- Will India’s Currency Exchange Work as Hoped?, by Russell A. Green, Will Clayton Fellow in International Economics. November 16
- Student blog — Funding education over military: How Chile and other Latin American countries can improve systems of education, by Alexia A. Rauan, student intern, Latin America Initiative. November 16
- The Rule of Law and Mexico's Energy Reform, by Tony Payan, Françoise and Edward Djerejian Fellow for Mexico Studies, and director, Mexico Center, et al. November 16
- A Perspective on the Department of Energy’s Energy-Water Nexus 2017 Budget Justification, by Linda A. Capuano, fellow in energy technology, and Anna Mikulska, nonresident scholar, Center for Energy Studies. November 14
- Energy policy under President Trump: How much change is possible?, by Jim Krane, Wallace S. Wilson Fellow for Energy Studies. November 14
- President Trump and foreign policy: Let's make a deal?, by Joe Barnes, Bonner Means Baker Fellow. November 14
- Somalia: A Nation at the Crossroads of Extreme Poverty, Conflict, and Neglected Tropical Diseases, by Peter J. Hotez, fellow in disease and poverty, and Annum Jaffer, Baylor College of Medicine. November 11
- A review of visceral leishmaniasis during the conflict in South Sudan and the consequences for East African countries, by Peter J. Hotez, fellow in disease and poverty, et al. November 11
- Consolidation in the Dialysis Industry, Patient Choice, and Local Market Competition, by Kevin Erickson, nonresident scholar, Center for Health and Biosciences; Vivian Ho, James A. Baker III Institute Chair in Health Economics and director, Center for Health Biosciences; et al. November 9
- Déjà vu – Nicaragua heading toward another dynasty?, by Erika de la Garza, program director, Latin America Initiative. November 8
- The Victimology of Extortions in Mexico, by Gary J. Hale, nonresident fellow in drug policy and Mexico studies. October 26
- U.S.-Mexico relationship suffers from political swings, by Tony Payan, Françoise and Edward Djerejian Fellow for Mexico Studies, and director, Mexico Center. November 3
- Responding to Richard: Celebrity and (mis)representation of science, by Kirstin R.W. Matthews, fellow in science and technology policy; Elaine Howard Ecklund, Rice faculty scholar, Baker Institute, and Herbert S. Autrey Chair Professor of Sociology; and David R. Johnson, assistant professor of higher education leadership, University of Nevada. October 31.
- The Philippines' drug policy problem, by Katharine A. Neill, Alfred C. Glassell, III Postdoctoral Fellow in Drug Policy. October 25
For a complete list, visit our research library.