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National Research Council (U.S.). Development, Security, and Cooperation

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Works: 19 works in 67 publications in 1 language and 16,453 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Cross-cultural studies 
Classifications: SB176.A4, 633.1096
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Most widely held works by National Research Council (U.S.).
Lost crops of Africa by National Research Council (U.S.)( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There is an overlooked food resource in sub-Saharan Africa that has vast potential: native food plants. All in all, Africa has more than 2,000 native grains and fruits--"lost" species due for rediscovery and exploitation. This volume focuses on native cereals, dispelling myths about the nutritional value, flavor, and yield of African grains. The authors present information on where and how each grain is grown, harvested, and processed and list its benefits and limitations as a food source
Energy futures and urban air pollution : challenges for China and the United States by National Research Council (U.S.)( Book )

8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The United States and China are the top two energy consumers in the world. As a consequence, they are also the top two emitters of numerous air pollutants which have local, regional, and global impacts. Urbanization has led to serious air pollution problems in U.S. and Chinese cities; although U.S. cities continues to face challenges, the lessons they have learned in managing energy use and air quality are relevant to the Chinese experience. This report summarizes current trends, profiles two U.S. and two Chinese cities, and recommends key actions to enable each country to continue to improve urban air quality
Strengthening U.S.-Russian cooperation on nuclear nonproliferation : recommendations for action by U.S Committee on Strengthening U. S. and Russian Cooperative Nuclear Nonproliferation Development( Book )

7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study offers the consensus findings and recommendations of a joint committee established by the U.S. National Academies and the Russian Academy of Sciences to identify methods of strengthening the cooperative nuclear nonproliferation programs of the United States and Russia. The study builds upon a previous joint effort of the two academies, a 2003 workshop to examine impediments to U.S.- Russian cooperation on nuclear nonproliferation
Urbanization, energy, and air pollution in China : the challenges ahead : proceedings of a symposium by National Research Council (U.S.)( Book )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overcoming impediments to U.S.-Russian cooperation on nuclear nonproliferation : report of a joint workshop by National Research Council( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Countering terrorism : biological agents, transportation networks, and energy systems : summary of a U.S.-Russian workshop by Glenn E Schweitzer( Book )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents the proceedings of the fourth U.S.-Russian interacademy workshop on the general theme of countering terrorism, which was held in Moscow in March 2007. The fourth in a series, this volume continues to explore topics related to urban terr
Science and technology and the future development of societies : international workshop proceedings by National Research Council (U.S.)( Book )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In June 2006, seventeen scientists and educators selected by the National Academies, the Academy of Sciences of Iran, and the Academie des Sciences of France held a workshop at the estate of the Fondation des Treilles in Toutour, France, to discuss issues concerning the role of science in the development of modern societies. "Science and Technology and the Future Development of Societies" includes the presentations made at the workshop and summarizes the discussions that followed the presentations. Topics of the workshop included science and society issues, the role of science and engineering in development; obstacles and opportunities in the application of science and technology to development; scientific thinking of decision makers; management and utilization of scientific knowledge; and science, society, and education. This book also provides useful background for the further development of interactions of Western scientists and educators with Iranian specialists
Diplomacy for the 21st Century : Embedding a Culture of Science and Technology throughout the Department of State by National Research Council (U.S.)( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Diplomacy for the 21st Century recommends steps that the Department of State should embrace to take full advantage of the leading science and technology (S&T) capabilities of the United States. These capabilities provide the department with many opportunities to promote a variety of the interests of the United States and its allies in a rapidly changing world wherein S&T are important drivers of economic development at home and abroad and help ensure international security. This report assesses and makes recommendations concerning the changing environment for the conduct of diplomacy in the years ahead, with a focus on the role of S&T in the development and implementation of U.S. policies and programs. According to this report, prompt steps by the department's leadership are essential to ensure adequate comprehension of the importance of S&T-related developments throughout the world and to incorporate this understanding within the nation's foreign policy for the 21st century. This report also urges the adoption by the department of a broader whole-of-society approach in carrying out its responsibilities at home and abroad - extending beyond traditional interagency coordination and the narrow band of current external partners to include foundations, universities, research centers, and other groups who are extending their international reach."--Publisher's description
Reducing maternal and neonatal mortality in Indonesia : saving lives, saving the future by National Research Council (U.S.)( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Republic of Indonesia, home to over 240 million people, is the world's fourth most populous nation. Ethnically, culturally, and economically diverse, the Indonesian people are broadly dispersed across an archipelago of more than 13,000 islands. Rapid urbanization has given rise to one megacity (Jakarta) and to 10 other major metropolitan areas. And yet about half of Indonesians make their homes in rural areas of the country. Indonesia, a signatory to the United Nations Millennium Declaration, has committed to achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). However, recent estimates suggest that Indonesia will not achieve by the target date of 2015 MDG 4-reduction by two-thirds of the 1990 under-5 infant mortality rate (number of children under age 5 who die per 1,000 live births)- and MDG 5-reduction by three-quarters of the 1990 maternal mortality ratio (number of maternal deaths within 28 days of childbirth in a given year per 100,000 live births). Although much has been achieved, complex and indeed difficult challenges will have to be overcome before maternal and infant mortality are brought into the MDG-prescribed range. Reducing Maternal and Neonatal Mortality in Indonesia is a joint study by the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and the Indonesian Academy of Sciences that evaluates the quality and consistency of the existing data on maternal and neonatal mortality; devises a strategy to achieve the Millennium Development Goals related to maternal mortality, fetal mortality (stillbirths), and neonatal mortality; and identifies the highest priority interventions and proposes steps toward development of an effective implementation plan. According to the UN Human Development Index (HDI), in 2012 Indonesia ranked 121st out of 185 countries in human development. However, over the last 20 years the rate of improvement in Indonesia's HDI ranking has exceeded the world average. This progress may be attributable in part to the fact that Indonesia has put considerable effort into meeting the MDGs. This report is intended to be a contribution toward achieving the Millennium Development Goals
Assessing the United States Institute of Peace Jennings Randolph Senior Fellowship by National Research Council (U.S.)( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The United States Institute of Peace (USIP) is an independent, nonpartisan, national institution established and funded by the U.S. Congress. The goals of the USIP are to help prevent and resolve violent international conflicts; promote post-conflict stab
Lost crops of Africa( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Globalization, biosecurity, and the future of the life sciences by National Research Council of the National Academies( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lost crops of Africa by National Research Council (U.S.)( Book )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This report is the second in a series of three evaluating underexploited African plant resources that could help broaden and secure Africa's food supply. The volume describes the characteristics of 18 little-known indigenous African vegetables (including tubers and legumes) that have potential as food- and cash-crops but are typically overlooked by scientists and policymakers and in the world at large. The book assesses the potential of each vegetable to help overcome malnutrition, boost food security, foster rural development, and create sustainable landcare in Africa. Each species is described in a separate chapter, based on information gathered from and verified by a pool of experts throughout the world. Volume I describes African grains and Volume III African fruits
Lost crops of Africa( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Protection, control, and accounting of nuclear materials : international challenges and national programs : workshop summary( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Created by the National Academies Press, this Web site is an electronic version of a 2005 report that summarizes the ideas discussed in a 2003 workshop between U.S. and Russian academies. Come and learn more about the goals of the workshop: identify areas in which the U.S. and Russia can promote best practices in MPC & A globally and expand U.S.-Russian cooperation on nuclear non-proliferation
Biological science and biotechnology in Russia : controlling diseases and enhancing security( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In July 2005, the National Academies released the report Biological Science and Biotechnology in Russia: Controlling Diseases and Enhancing Security. The report offered a number of recommendations that could help restore Russia s ability to join with the United States and the broader international community in leading an expanded global effort to control infectious diseases. A proposed bilateral intergovernmental commission could play a pivotal role toward that end as cooperation moves from assistance to partnership. The report proposed the establishment of two model State Sanitary Epidemiological Surveillance Centers in Russia, more focused support of competitively selected Russian research groups as centers of excellence, the promotion of investments in biotechnology niches that are well suited for Russian companies, and expanded opportunities for young scientists to achieve scientific leadership positions in Russia. Also, the report highlighted the importance of U.S. programs that support the integration of former Soviet defense scientists with civilian researchers who had not been involved in military-related activities
Science and technology in U.S. foreign assistance : interim report to the Administrator, U.S. Agency for International Development by National Research Council (U.S.)( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This report provides the preliminary views on the critical role of science and technology (S & T) in development assistance by a committee that was established in accordance with a cooperative agreement between the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the NRC. The initial views of the committee were made available to the administrator or USAID to aid the administrator in making decisions concerning near-term steps that can be taken to strengthen the S & T capabilities of USAID and to integrate S & T more effectively into programs that are supported by USAID."--Publisher's website
Letter report on the Threat Agent Detection Response System database( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
National Research Council (Spojené státy americké) Development, Security, and Cooperation

National Research Council (Spojené státy americké). Policy and Global Affairs. Development, Security, and Cooperation.

National Research Council (U.S.) Development, Security, and Cooperation

National Research Council (U.S.). Policy and Global Affairs. Development, Security, and Cooperation

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Energy futures and urban air pollution : challenges for China and the United StatesStrengthening U.S.-Russian cooperation on nuclear nonproliferation : recommendations for actionUrbanization, energy, and air pollution in China : the challenges ahead : proceedings of a symposiumOvercoming impediments to U.S.-Russian cooperation on nuclear nonproliferation : report of a joint workshopCountering terrorism : biological agents, transportation networks, and energy systems : summary of a U.S.-Russian workshopScience and technology and the future development of societies : international workshop proceedingsAssessing the United States Institute of Peace Jennings Randolph Senior FellowshipLost crops of Africa