Environment

Environment

FSI scholars approach their research on the environment from regulatory, economic and societal angles. The Center on Food Security and the Environment weighs the connection between climate change and agriculture; the impact of biofuel expansion on land and food supply; how to increase crop yields without expanding agricultural lands; and the trends in aquaculture. FSE’s research spans the globe – from the potential of smallholder irrigation to reduce hunger and improve development in sub-Saharan Africa to the devastation of drought on Iowa farms. David Lobell, a senior fellow at FSI and a recipient of a MacArthur “genius” grant, has looked at the impacts of increasing wheat and corn crops in Africa, South Asia, Mexico and the United States; and has studied the effects of extreme heat on the world’s staple crops.

Recent Publications

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Geography Is Destiny

Britain and the World: A 10,000-Year History

Streets of Gold

America's Untold Story of Immigrant Success

In the Forest of No Joy: The Congo-Océan Railroad and the Tragedy of French Colonialism

The epic story of the Congo-Océan railroad and the human costs and contradictions of modern empire.

Family History and Attitudes toward Out-Groups

Evidence from the European Refugee Crisis

Blood and Diamonds

Germany’s Imperial Ambitions in Africa

France’s Vanishing Center

American Purpose editorial board member Patrick Chamorel draws parallels between two French presidents of the center, Giscard and Macron. Can Macron modernize the economy, keep the EU...

The Dynastic Imagination

Family and Modernity in Nineteenth-Century Germany

Power and Time Temporalities in Conflict and the Making of History

December 2020

Time is the backdrop of historical inquiry, yet it is much more than a featureless setting for events.

Trade policy under monopolistic competition with firm selection

November 2020

We analyze unilateral, efficient and Nash trade policies in a symmetric, two-country version of the Melitz-Ottaviano (2008) model.

Classical Athens as an Epistemic Democracy

Chapter in Brill's Companion to the Reception of Athenian Democracy: From the Late Middle Ages to the Contemporary Era

Time’s Monster: How History Makes History

October 2020

For generations, British thinkers told the history of an empire whose story was still very much in the making.

People

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