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In A Deluge of Consequences, the first World Policy e-book, intrepid journalist Jacques Leslie takes us along on a mythic, spell-binding trip to the bucolic kingdom of Bhutan, where the planet's next environmental disaster is set to unfold. 

 

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The  World Policy Institute understands that policymakers and opinion leaders need creative ways to catalyze innovation and engage wider coalitions in solving some of the world’s biggest challenges.  By working with artists focused on the same issues, this cross-cutting initiative seeks to build a new, collaborative model for social change. 

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Friday, October 31, 2014 - 12:00pm
In the wake of the UN Climate Summit, and concurrent with the second Arctic Circle Summit in Reykjavik, Iceland, Vice President Al Gore will preside over an intimate convening of environmental and private sector leaders. In this off-the-record discussion, Mr. Gore will address the role of the United States as it rises to meet the demands of environmental stewardship, and explores the successes of international alignment, private sector innovation, and widespread citizen action in reversing the current trajectory.
Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 6:00pm
In an increasingly vulnerable and complex world where turbulence in the market, social unrest, and disruptions of the natural environment have become commonplace, there’s just no more room for poor policy decisions. Please join Nassim Taleb and Yaneer Bar-Yam for an intimate evening in which they share their thoughts on how to avoid the collapse of human civilization. Guests will be invited to engage in discussion with the speakers and will have the opportunity to network while enjoying a private cocktail reception.