The world’s largest fresh produce suppliers handled the crisis with a mix of innovation, diversification, and a more flexible labor market, explained international consultants Penny Bamber and Karina Fernandez-Stark at a DUCIGS event on Global Supply Chains.
DUCIGS Rethinking Diplomacy Program affiliate Gary Gereffi and Penn State's Mark Anner will talk about Global Value Chains at the Forum for Macroeconomics and Macroeconomic Policies annual conference this week.
Former US Ambassador W. Robert Pearson, DUCIGS' director Giovanni Zanalda, and Harvard University's Benjamin L. Schmitt write in The Hill that "having scientists in the room must go from a 'nice to have' to a 'must-have,' and rapidly." Read the 'DUCIGS/Rethinking Diplomacy' team's op-ed on how to reform the U.S. State Department.
In a narrative-redefining approach, Engaging the Evil Empire dramatically alters how we look at the beginning of the end of the Cold War, using recently declassified archival materials from both sides of the Iron Curtain to show how shifts in the perceived distribution of power catalyzed changes in the strategies which U.S. leaders used to engage the Soviet Union and vice versa.
Two experts in U.S.-Mexico trade relationships say that COVID-19 showed the attractiveness of producing in North America. But the recently signed USMCA agreement between the U.S., Mexico, and Canada will need to redefine essential supply chains and how they work.
The recent peace deals between Israel, UAE and Bahrain stopped short of addressing the damage inflicted on a crucial area of cooperation in the Middle East—water management of the small Jordan basin. Read the article co-written by Rethinking Diplomacy affiliate Dr. Erika Weinthal.
At the first event of DUCIGS’ “Conversation with the Ambassador Series,” Mexico Ambassador, Martha Bárcena Coqui explained the complexity, the challenges, and the uniqueness of the U.S./Mexico bilateral relationship.