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Education in the European Union

At a glance – What Think Tanks are thinking. 2 October 2015 EPRS | European Parliamentary Research Service Author: Marcin Grajewski, Strategy and Coordination Unit. Education in the European Union. “In the European Union, education policy is the responsibility of Member States, but EU institutions play an important supporting role. Erasmus+ is the fund forContinue Reading

SEC Interpretation of “Whistleblower” Definition

SEC Interpretation of “Whistleblower” Definition Posted by Nicholas S. Goldin, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, on Sunday, October 4, 2015. “On August 4, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) issued an interpretive release to clarify its reading of the whistleblower rules it promulgated in 2011 under Section 21F of the Securities Exchange Act ofContinue Reading

A Global Count of the Extreme Poor in 2012

A Global Count of the Extreme Poor in 2012 – Data Issues, Methodology and Initial Results. October 2015. World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7432. “The 2014 release of a new set of purchasing power parity conversion factors (PPPs) for 2011 has prompted a revision of the international poverty line. In order to preserve theContinue Reading

Ending Extreme Poverty and Sharing Prosperity

Ending Extreme Poverty and Sharing Prosperity: Progress and Policies. Marcio Cruz, James Foster, Bryce Quillin and Philip Schellekens. Approved for distribution by Kaushik Basu, Chief Economist and Senior Vice President, World Bank. Ocotber 2015. “Three key challenges stand out: the depth of remaining poverty, the unevenness in shared prosperity, and the persistent disparities in non-incomeContinue Reading

Approaches to Teaching Legal Research and Doctrinal Analysis in a Legal Studies Program

Kazmierski, Vincent, How Much ‘Law’ in Legal Studies? Approaches to Teaching Legal Research and Doctrinal Analysis in a Legal Studies Program (January 2, 2014). Vincent Kazmierski (2014). How Much “Law” in Legal Studies? Approaches to Teaching Legal Research and Doctrinal Analysis in a Legal Studies Program. Canadian Journal of Law and Society/Revue Canadienne Droit etContinue Reading

Cybersecurity: Legislation, Hearings, and Executive Branch Documents

CRS – Cybersecurity: Legislation, Hearings, and Executive Branch Documents, Rita Tehan, Information Research Specialist, September 8, 2015. “Cybersecurity vulnerabilities challenge governments, businesses, and individuals worldwide. Attacks have been initiated against individuals, corporations, and countries. Targets have included government networks, companies, and political organizations, depending upon whether the attacker was seeking military intelligence, conducting diplomatic orContinue Reading

Alphabet Code of Conduct

Alphabet Code of Conduct: “Employees of Alphabet and its subsidiaries and controlled affiliates (“Alphabet”) should do the right thing – follow the law, act honorably, and treat each other with respect. We expect all of our employees and Board members to know and follow this Code of Conduct. Failure to do so can result inContinue Reading

GAO Launches Center for Audit Excellence

About the Center for Audit Excellence – Given the demands and challenges of today’s world, government accountability is more important than ever. Effective accountability organizations are an essential tool in helping improve government performance and the sound use of public resources.  With a cadre of highly experienced staff with expertise in a wide array ofContinue Reading

100 ‘global minds’ who have crossed subject frontiers

Matthew Reisz, Times Higher Education: “A new book celebrates 100 of the academics, artists and activists who have been boldest in crossing disciplinary boundaries. The project is the brainchild of Gianluigi Ricuperati, creative director of the Domus Academy in Milan, a private postgraduate school of design that describes itself as “a living laboratory, an incubatorContinue Reading

Victims of Identity Theft, 2014

Victims of Identity Theft, 2014 – Erika Harrell, Ph.D., – BJS Statistician “An estimated 17.6 million persons, or about 7 percent of U.S. residents age 16 or older, were victims of at least one incident of identity theft in 2014, the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) announced today. These statistics were similar to those inContinue Reading

Harvard Injury Control Research Center

Harvard Injury Control Research Center – includes the following: May 1, 2015  Self-defense gun use article – “Data come from the National Crime Victimization Survey 2007-2011.  Self-defense gun use occurred in fewer than 1% of all contact crimes reported.  Males and rural dwellers were most likely to use a gun in self-defense.  Self-defense gun useContinue Reading

UNESCO World Heritage List

“The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) seeks to encourage the identification, protection and preservation of cultural and natural heritage around the world considered to be of outstanding value to humanity. This is embodied in an international treaty called the Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage, adopted byContinue Reading