Feeding a Hungry World

May 13, 2014

Food and Food Security issues will be the research focus of the GRI in academic years 2015-16 and 2016-17.  In addition, UNC Chapel Hill will also focus on food with a pan-university theme “Food for All: Local and Global Perspectives.”

GRI Blogger Felix Dodds

December 19, 2013

The Sustainable Development Goals: Why the Nexus approach is vital to the post 2015 Millennium Development Goals   The Earth Summit in 1992 was possibly the most successful UN Conference at creating a coherent narrative on what political leaders should … Continued

GRI Blogger Curt Stumpf

December 5, 2013

Early voyages that serendipitously came upon the Galapagos Islands often stopped, hoping to find potable water and food to refill their reserves before continuing on their way. Though the archipelago appeared abundant with giant tortoises and other wildlife, sources of … Continued

GRI Blogger Vakur Sumer

November 22, 2013

Frozen and Evaporated Hydrology of Mesopotamia Aptly named by ancient Greeks, Mesopotamia, meaning “between two rivers”, has been a region dependent on the waters of Euphrates and Tigris for more than 7,000 years. This region–also called the cradle of civilization–owes … Continued

GRI Blogger Urooj Amjad

November 13, 2013

An Exercise in Imagination: If Water was at the Table   I have been everywhere: the ocean one day, a river the next, another day inside a pipe, a well, a bucket, a glass. Me, Meandering I am flattered so … Continued

GRI Blogger David Long

November 13, 2013

In December 2012, the speakingforbuncombe blog read — “Last month on Election Day, 86% of Asheville voters said ‘No’ to the idea of selling or leasing the Asheville water system.… Op-ed writer John Miall commented after the election, ‘I can’t … Continued

GRI Blogger Chad Staddon

October 24, 2013

Oscar McLaughlin discussing water access issues with local people, Kampala, Uganda, Spring 2013   When you work on issues of sustainable water or water security there are always so many things to write about, so much going on.  From amongst … Continued

Plato vs. Plumbing

July 31, 2012

Two policy reports discuss today’s policy debate over postsecondary education, details the condition of the NC economy since 2000 and analyzes future labor market projections, and lays out some simple but powerful recommendations regarding an overall career and educational plan … Continued

Feeding a Hungry World: Food Security in the 21st Century

October 17, 2011

Through seminars, workshops and other networking opportunities, the GRI Food Research Clusters, together with the pan-university Food Theme Committee and the broader UNC-Chapel Hill “food community,” will work to develop a better understanding of the critical global challenges of Feeding … Continued