Center for Development and Strategy

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Center for Development and Strategy
Logo Center for Development and Strategy.png
AbbreviationCDS
Formation2014; 4 years ago (2014)
TypeEnvironmental and economic policy think tank
HeadquartersBuffalo, N.Y.[1]
Founder
David Harary[2]
Executive Director
Brian Malczyk
Websitethinkcds.org

The Center for Development and Strategy (CDS) is an environmental and economic American think tank and online publisher based in Buffalo, New York, in the United States. The center develops research and policy studies on political, economic and environmental issues throughout the world, with a specific focus on issues concerning sustainability, development, and resource security.[3]

CDS is officially a non-partisan think tank with scholars that represent varying points of view across the political spectrum. It is also open-sourced whereby readers are able to submit edits and revisions to previously published documents.

History[edit]

In 2014, CDS was founded as a 'student-run' think tank focused on economic development.[4] At the time, it was the second major international student-run think tank in the world.[5] In 2015, CDS won a first prize in the Best Applied Experience category at the University at Buffalo School of Management's DEAL Expo along with a $750 reward.[6] Since then, CDS has expanded to involve academics and young professionals in government, business, and non-profits.[7]

Programs[edit]

CDS operates three programs that develop sustainability research, thought, and organizations. The think tank's main program, Think Publication, publishes reports written by graduate-level students, academics, and professionals. CDS's Think Together program is a news-style blog that publishes opinion articles written by academics.[8] The think tank also runs a virtual business incubator called Think Incubation and has helped start up numerous not-for-profit institutions, including the University of Pennsylvania's Global Impact Collaborative group.[9]

30 Under 30 Leaders[edit]

CDS also publishes a list of 30 young professionals under the age of 30.[10] The awardees were recognized for their achievements in sustainability, development, and human rights.[11] Among the list in 2016 was popular science communicator, Kellie Gerardi.

Publications[edit]

Along with its own set of publications, CDS members publish material in a variety of journals and news outlets. These have included The Jerusalem Post, The Times of Israel, Journal of Science Policy & Governance, Center for International Relations, Cornell International Affairs Review, Harvard Kennedy School Review, Inquiries Journal, and Southern California International Review.

  • Blood Chocolate: Climate Change and Conflict in the West African Cocoa Belt (2018)[12]
  • The Risks of a Looming Energy Transition (2018)[13]
  • Can Climate Change Bring Israel and Jordan Closer Together? (2018)[14]
  • The Use of Environmental Research in America's Capital (2017)[15]
  • The Key for Liberals on Climate: Pushing Harder for National Security (2017)[16]
  • Remote Sensing Satellites as a Solution Towards Anticipating Food and Water Wars (2017)[17]
  • Carbon Capture and Storage as a Method to Mitigate Climate Change (2017)[18]
  • Applying Jus Ad Bellum in Cyberspace (2016)[19]
  • Commercialization of Biochar and the Benefits for Climate Change and Agriculture (2016)[20]
  • Environmental Decisions in the Context of War: Bombing ISIL's Oil (2016)[21]
  • An analysis of the threat of Ontario’s hydroelectric dams on its river ecosystems (2016)[22]
  • Joint-Value Creation Between Marine Protected Areas and the Private Sector (2016)[23]
  • Clear-Cutting of the Coastal Temperate Rainforest: A Brief Analysis of Clayoquot Sound (2016)[24]
  • Ecosystems as Stakeholders to Urban Air Pollution Mitigation Decisions in Toronto (2016)[25]
  • Costs and Benefits of Nitrogen and Phosphate Fertilizer Use In the Lake Erie Basin (2016)[26]
  • Effects of Conventional and Organic Agricultural Techniques on Soil Ecology (2016)[27]
  • Toxicological Effects of Nanomaterials on Aqueous and Terrestrial Ecosystems (2016)[28]
  • Should AGOA be Renewed in 2015? (2014)[29]
  • Do Civil Society Organizations Undermine State-building? (2014)[30]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cluster Mapping Project, CDS". clustermapping.us. S. Cluster Mapping Project. Retrieved 26 July 2016.
  2. ^ "Meet the Canadian Top 30 Under 30". corporateknights.com. Corporate Knights Magazine. Retrieved 23 November 2016.
  3. ^ "About CDS". thinkcds.org. Center for Development and Strategy. Retrieved 26 July 2016.
  4. ^ Ayub, Mahnoor (October 31, 2016). "NASA think-tanks: what's next for Harary?" (8). The Medium. Retrieved 23 November 2016.
  5. ^ "UB student David Harary creates student-run think tank Center for Development and Strategy". UB Spectrum. 2 October 2014. Retrieved 26 July 2016.
  6. ^ "Winners announced in UB School of Management undergraduate DEAL Expo". UB News Center. University at Buffalo. Retrieved 26 July 2016.
  7. ^ "CDS Video Introduction". YouTube. Center for Development and Strategy. Retrieved 26 July 2016.
  8. ^ "Think Together". thinkcds.org. Center for Development and Strategy. Retrieved 26 July 2016.
  9. ^ "Partners of Penn Global Impact Collaborative". penngic.org. Penn Global Impact Collaborative. Retrieved 26 July 2016.
  10. ^ Gatlin, Greg (October 20, 2016). "Sustainability Campaigner Named a Young Leader of Tomorrow". Suffolk University. Retrieved 23 November 2016.
  11. ^ "30 Under 30". thinkcds.org. Center for Development and Strategy. Retrieved 23 November 2016.
  12. ^ Robinson, Tim (9/25/2018). "Blood chocolate – climate change and conflict in the West African cocoa belt". Global Risk Insights. Retrieved 17 October 2018. Check date values in: |date= (help)
  13. ^ Roth, Joachim. "The Risks of a Looming Energy Transition". LSE International Development. The London School of Economics. Retrieved 17 October 2018.
  14. ^ Harary, David; Malczyk, Brian (16 May 2018). "Can Climate Change Bring Israel and Jordan Closer Together?". The Jerusalem Post. Retrieved 16 May 2018.
  15. ^ Harary, David (May 2017). "The Use of Environmental Research in America's Capital" (PDF). Journal of Science Policy & Governance. 11 (1): 01. Retrieved 16 October 2017.
  16. ^ Harary, David (May 15, 2017). "The Key for Liberals on Climate: Pushing Harder for National Security". Harvard Kennedy School Review. Retrieved 26 May 2017.
  17. ^ Harary, David (May 2017). "Remote Sensing Satellites as a Solution Towards Anticipating Food and Water Wars" (PDF). Cornell International Affairs Review. 10 (2): 38. Retrieved 26 May 2017.
  18. ^ Hyseni, Sabina (2017). "Carbon Capture and Storage as a Method to Mitigate Climate Change". Inquiries Journal. 9 (3). Retrieved 6 May 2017.
  19. ^ Barnett, Sophie (2016). "Applying Jus Ad Bellum in Cyberspace". Southern California International Review. 6 (2): 10–21. Retrieved 6 May 2017.
  20. ^ Van Beilen, Nate (2016). "Commercialization of Biochar and the Benefits for Climate Change and Agriculture". Inquiries Journal. 8 (12). Retrieved 6 May 2017.
  21. ^ Harary, David. "Environmental Decisions in the Context of War: Bombing ISIL's Oil". thinkcds.org. Center for Development and Strategy. Retrieved 23 November 2016.
  22. ^ Scrivens, Nicholas. "An analysis of the threat of Ontario's hydroelectric dams on its river ecosystems". www.thinkcds.org. Center for Development and Strategy. Retrieved 9 October 2016.
  23. ^ Harary, David (December 2016). "Joint-Value Creation Between Marine Protected Areas and the Private Sector". Inquiries Journal. 8 (12). Retrieved 9 December 2016.
  24. ^ Brownlie, Claire. "Clear-Cutting of the Coastal Temperate Rainforest: A Brief Analysis of Clayoquot Sound". thinkcds.org. Center for Development and Strategy. Retrieved 26 July 2016.
  25. ^ Tidd, Conner. "Ecosystems as Stakeholders to Urban Air Pollution Mitigation Decisions in Toronto". thinkcds.org. Center for Development and Strategy. Retrieved 26 July 2016.
  26. ^ Harary, David. "Costs and Benefits of Nitrogen and Phosphate Fertilizer Use In the Lake Erie Basin". thinkcds.org. Center for Development and Strategy. Retrieved 26 July 2016.
  27. ^ Van Beilen, Nate. "Effects of Conventional and Organic Agricultural Techniques on Soil Ecology". Center for Development and Strategy. Retrieved 26 July 2016.
  28. ^ Hyseni, Sabina. "Toxicological Effects of Nanomaterials on Aqueous and Terrestrial Ecosystems". thinkcds.org. Center for Development and Strategy. Retrieved 26 July 2016.
  29. ^ Osenbach, Benjamin. "Should AGOA be Renewed in 2015?". thinkcds.org. Center for Development and Strategy. Retrieved 26 July 2016.
  30. ^ Osenbach, Benjamin. "Do Civil Society Organizations Undermine State-building?". thinkcds.org. Center for Development and Strategy. Retrieved 26 July 2016.