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Thu, Jul 23, 2020

Event recap | Identifying and fixing disruptions to the global food system

On Thursday, July 16, 2020, the GeoTech Center a discussion about food security and creating a disruption-proof agricultural industry. The panel, moderated by Dr. David Bray, Director of the Atlantic Council’s GeoTech Center, considered the current weaknesses in the global food landscape, both within developing countries and more developed economies as well as what could be done to fix such issues.

Event Recap by Henry Westerman

Economy & Business Entrepreneurship
gtc food empty shelves

Mon, Mar 30, 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

Tue, Feb 25, 2020

The evolution of the internet and geopolitics

The internet has been a pivotal force behind the growth of the global digital economy and altered the relationship among states, their citizens, and the private sector. These changes have disrupted the geopolitical balance of power and ushered in a new generation of globally-powerful multinational companies. However, new dynamics of conflict are threatening the internet as we know it.

New Atlanticist by Simon Handler

Cybersecurity Internet

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.