A Never Changing World: Lessons from the Passover Seder

By Jessica M. Hirsch

Last week, Jews around the world gathered at their dining room tables for the ritual in-house service known as the Passover Seder. Marking the remembrance of the enslavement and subsequent exodus from Egypt, Passover is as much about teaching the next generation as it is about remembering the past.

European Union Energy Policy: 2013 in Retrospect and 2014 Looking Forward

After two years of intense debates and negotiations, European member states in April 2013 agreed to accept the EU regulation on guidelines for trans-European energy infrastructure. For the first time in history, European institutions will have a structural mandate regarding the construction of energy infrastructure, an area that had always been an exclusive domain of the member states.

European Union Environmental Policy at 40-something

Co-authored by Henrik Selin, Associate Professor, International Relations, Boston University.

The North American Energy Revolution: Fading Star or Wave of the Future?

Developments in North American fossil energy production over the last decade are impressive, well-known, and from the perspective of the climate, scary. Last year continues recent trends and provides further evidence that the global gas and oil landscape continue to be shaped by remarkable advances in technology and know-how that were largely home-grown in Canada and the United States.