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Sat, May 30, 2020

Video: How tech, data and geopolitics impact food

On May 28, 2020 - Daniella Taveau, Dr. Molly Jahn, and Dr. David Bray, PhD, Atlantic Council GeoTech Center Director shared a discussion on how tech, data and geopolitics impact food. The discussion focused on how these vulnerabilities have existed for sometime and how the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated these issues, amplifying existing instabilities, inequities, and insecurities, and will continue to do so unless action is taken to address problems in the food system.

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Wed, Apr 1, 2020

Getting ahead of the crisis: Global food security during COVID-19

Much has been written about the economic consequences of lockdown policies; less attention, however, has been paid to emerging issues like food security in the age of a global pandemic. A topic that is certainly a crucial issue because COVID-19 is also a crisis of logistics – whether it is with regard to necessary medical equipment, labor availability, or food supplies.

GeoTech Cues by Sara-Jayne Terp

Civil Society Coronavirus

Sara-Jayne “SJ” Terp is a data nerd with a long history of working on
the hardest data problems she can find. Her background includes
designing unmanned vehicle systems, transport, intelligence, and
disaster data systems with an emphasis on how humans and autonomous
systems work together; developing crowdsourced advocacy tools,
managing innovations, teaching data science to Columbia’s
international development students, designing probabilistic network
algorithms, working as a pyrotechnician, and CTO of the UN’s big data
team.

She founded Bodacea Light Industries to focus on misinformation
mechanisms and counters, worked with the Global Disinformation Index
to create an independent disinformation rating system, and ran a
Credibility Coalition working group on the application of information
security principles to misinformation. Terp holds degrees in artificial
intelligence and pattern analysis and neural networks.