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The Cornell Roosevelt Institute is a student-run think tank that promotes progressive thought and engages students to generate policy ideas. Members write policy proposals for publication and complete policy advocacy and educational projects.


Recent Blog Posts

Sovereign Wealth Funds: Financial Behemoths & Fiscal Prudence

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In the face of skyrocketing deficits and record national debt, the United States and other Western countries should look for innovative solutions in the form of sovereign wealth funds to stabilize their fiscal position.

IP & The Future of Diplomatic Relations

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The US has entered a number of bilateral agreements with nations in Asia over the status of its companies’ intellectual property (IP) rights. However, fear of China’s continued economic growth has resulted in decades of antagonistic economic policy that implicates the role of IP in America’s diplomatic strategy in Asia. The path forward in the development of IP law will not be a global court system, but the use of global standards in interpretation and enforcement.

The Plight of the Drug Industry

Pharmaceutical companies are moving towards a business model of mostly in-licensing deals, which has been increasing profits at the cost of decreasing innovation.

Pharmaceutical companies are moving towards a business model of mostly in-licensing deals, which has been increasing profits at the cost of decreasing innovation. In order to increase the rate of novel drug development, the FDA should reconsider its policies to be more accomodating of complex technologies and methodologies.

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