Global Public Policy Network (GPPN) Essays

The Global Public Policy Network (GPPN) Contest is open to all currently enrolled students of GPPN-partnered schools: Columbia University, Sciences Po Paris, the London School of Economics and Political Science, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, the FGV-EAESP, the Graduate School of Public Policy at the University of Tokyo, the Hertie School of Governance, and the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Toronto. Through this effort, the journal strives to promote dialogue and feature a diverse cross section of student perspectives. Find out more about the contest here.

Removing the Meat Subsidy: Our Cognitive Dissonance Around Animal Agriculture

The Distracting Notion of Meat’s Impact on the Environment At this fall’s “Climate Crisis” town hall forum on CNN, Democratic front-runner Senator Elizabeth Warren dismissed the idea of reduced meat...

Between National Interests and the Greater Good: Struggling towards a Common European Union Energy Policy in the Context of Climate Change

1. Introduction: Towards a Renewable European Energy Supply The strategy paper Renewable Energy: a major player in the European energy market of the European Commission describes a remarkably fast...

An Argument for Using Frozen Assets for Humanitarian Assistance in Refugee Situations

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The Bolivarian Spring: What are the Possibilities for Regime Change in Venezuela?

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Renewable Energy in Chile: Barriers and the Role of Public Policy

In the face of rising energy prices and scarcity of energy resources, due to a world increase in demand, energy security is a crucial concern of states and the private sector alike. In a context made...

Outgunned: The Honduran Fight Against Transnational Cocaine Traffickers

In the context of the international drug trade, the Central American isthmus is an ideally located geographic region with weak institutions and high levels of poverty and social inequality as well as...

Cairo 2050: Urban Dream or Modernist Delusion?

The author thanks Cairo from Below for its support in preparing this article.