Blog - Connecting Ideas

Striving to understand the interconnected world we live in.

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When the Amazon Burns

05/09/2019

As the Amazon burns and the tensions between Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and the international community grow, Elke Verhaeghe and Marjolein Derous look at the EU's chequered past when it comes to forest protection and sustainability, and what the new EU Commission can do to save the 'lungs of our planet'. 

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The Coolness of Brexit

19/08/2019

With Brexit looming large, UNU-CRIS founding Director Luk Van Langenhove looks at the questions it raises for regional integration studies, and why the field is garnering so much attention. 

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A Tale of Two (Hot) Cities

30/07/2019

On the hottest day ever recorded in Belgium, UNU-CRIS Director Ad Interim Prof. Dr. Luc Soete outlines why UNU-CRIS is hot - both in the setting of the historic Episcopal Seminary in which it is housed, and as the place to be for addressing intellectual challenges dealing with how to govern the big challenges of our time.

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