Find session slides, video recordings, and other materials from past events related to research on global development and international issues.

Research on Tap: Environmental Cultures, Power, and Equity (2023)

Hosts: Caterina Scaramelli, Research Assistant Professor, Anthropology and Earth & Environment, and Cutler Cleveland, Professor, Earth & Environment and Associate Director of the Institute for Global Sustainability Scholarly and policy work to attain environmental, energy, and climate justice is often rooted in present-day solutions and new technologies, and in a regional focus on the Global […]

Research on Tap: China and the World (2023)

Co-sponsored by the Global Development Policy Center and the Center for the Study of Asia China has the world’s largest population, the world’s second largest economy, and is the third largest country in size. China’s Belt and Road Initiative is now also shaping trade and finance at the global level. Few nations have the same […]

Research on Tap: Migration: How Movement in the World Shapes Populations and Population Health (2021)

Hosted by Sandro Galea, Dean, School of Public Health Population migration is among the central catalysts shaping the demography of the world around us, a trend likely to accelerate in the coming years. Together with population aging and urbanization, the movement of people within countries and across international borders is rapidly coming to define the […]

Research on Tap: Initiative on Forced Displacement: Research, Pedagogy, Engagement, and Ethical Impact (2020)

Faculty Hosts: Carrie Preston & Muhammad Zaman Over 70 million people are currently forcibly displaced by wars and persecution, more than ever previously recorded. Most of these displaced individuals come from low income countries and are forced to flee to neighboring countries that are ill-equipped to provide for them, leading to massive challenges for displaced […]

Research on Tap: Human Capital and Global Development (2019)

Host: Global Development Policy Center – Human Capital Initiative Human capital, defined as the knowledge and abilities people use to produce goods and services, plays a key role in shaping the social, political, and economic opportunities of individuals and communities in low- and middle-income countries around the world. This session brings together scholars from across Boston […]

Research on Tap: Global Development Policy (2018)

Despite progress in reducing poverty and increasing standard of living, more than a third of the world’s population remains underserved in health, education, and essential services. Boston University’s new Global Development Policy Center seeks to address these challenges by advancing policy-relevant research on financial stability, human well-being, and environmental sustainability. This Research on Tap session, […]

Research on Tap: Across Boundaries: Research on Migration Across Disciplines (2016)

Hosted by Nazli Kibria, Professor and Department Chair, Sociology, College of Arts & Sciences. International migration is a global phenomenon that is growing in scope, complexity, and impact. Reflecting these developments, research on migration issues is also gaining prominence across a variety of fields and disciplines, from medicine and social work, to economics, literature, and […]

Research on Tap: Fear, Violence, and Trauma: Combatting Terrorism through Research (2016)

Hosted by Sandro Galea, Dean and Robert A. Knox Professor, SPH. Recent acts of violence at home and abroad have resulted in an atmosphere of uncertainty and vulnerability. In the aftermath of each tragic event, it can be challenging to discern whether the perpetrator was a lone agent or part of a terrorist organization, what […]

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