Report Nov 12, 2021
The new airminded: Civil aviation’s post-pandemic transformation
By Paul Saffo
To no one’s surprise, air travel is undergoing a stuttering rebound unfolding in concert with the COVID-19 pandemic’s ebbs and flows. However, this rebound conceals deeper transformations poised to utterly change the air travel ecosystem.
New Atlanticist Nov 9, 2021
Pfizer’s Albert Bourla on how the pandemic ends
By Atlantic Council
Bourla joined the Atlantic Council to talk about his collaboration with BioNTech on the COVID-19 vaccine, his take on misinformation and politics in medicine, and his personal story.
New Atlanticist Nov 8, 2021
If the pandemic hit a year earlier, ‘we might not have been in the position to respond this fast,’ say BioNTech co-founders. Here’s why.
By Atlantic Council
BioNTech co-founders Uğur Şahin and Özlem Türeci joined the Atlantic Council to talk about their pursuit to develop mRNA vaccines, including the COVID-19 vaccine, and how they work on common passions as a couple.
The future is hereJul 31, 2021
The post-COVID world this week: We’re not in the clear yet, so here’s what to read while you wait
By Andrew R. Marshall
What can we expect from a post-COVID world after a pandemic that has reshaped international affairs? A world in which there are plenty of bookworms.
The future is hereJul 24, 2021
The post-COVID world this week: The UK ‘pingdemic,’ the lambda variant, and a post-pandemic rebuild based on empathy
By Andrew R. Marshall
What can we expect from a post-COVID world after a pandemic that has reshaped international affairs? A world in which the way we build the future will take some imagination.
The future is hereJul 17, 2021
The post-COVID world this week: France’s step back from normal, South Korea’s slow down, and the urban exodus we didn’t see
By Andrew R. Marshall
What can we expect from a post-COVID world after a pandemic that has reshaped international affairs? A world in which the great metropolises of the Western world are still standing, despite this major pandemic myth.
From the DFRLab
From the Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center
From the Africa Center
From the GeoTech Center
Video recap: The role of tech, data, and leadership in pandemic geopolitics and recovery post-COVID
On April 22, 2020 – Vint Cerf, Sue Gordon, Melissa Flagg, Terry Halvorsen shared perspectives on “Pandemic geopolitics and recovery post-COVID” as part of a live video discussion moderated by David Bray, PhD, Atlantic Council GeoTech Center Director on the role of tech, data, and leadership in the global response to and recovery from COVID-19.
Earth Day 2020 call for action: Mitigating the global food crises associated with COVID-19
At the beginning of April, the Atlantic Council GeoTech Center published an data-driven analysis examining “Global food security during COVID-19”. This follow-up report dives into three specific food security concerns informed by that data and presents three solutions that world leaders can implement now to get ahead of the negative impacts of COVID-19 on the global food supply.
Video recap: Strategic standards now, so people can return to work soon
On April 20, 2020 – Dame Wendy Hall, Declan Kiranne, Jay Williams, Daniella Taveau, and John Ackerly shared perspectives on “Strategic standards now, so people can return to work soon” as part of a live video discussion moderated by Dr. David Bray, Atlantic Council GeoTech Center Director.
From the Europe Center
From the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security
From the South Asia Center
As the countries of South Asia cope with COVID-19 outbreaks, over a billion people struggle daily with strained public health systems, unprecedented economic disruption, growing government surveillance and lasting uncertainty of what the future will bring. The pandemic’s outbreak impact on regional geopolitics, economics, security and governance will have deep and lasting ramifications for years to come.
From the Global Energy Center
Atlantic Council events on coronavirus
Event RecapJul 14, 2021
Event recap: “REVIVING India’s informal workforce and entrepreneurs”
By Ayra Khan
Overall, the pandemic transformed how we look at the needs of micro-entrepreneurs, women entrepreneurs, and those within the informal sector. It amplified the need to address the inequality within communities while also pushing various sectors, including commercial and non-profit, to push the boundaries on what recovery means. COVID-19 gave businesses opportunities to stand up for the most vulnerable. In doing so, the REVIVE alliance has helped set the stage for a new, resilient normal.
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SouthAsiaSourceJun 27, 2022
COVID-19 and tourism in the Himalayan & Indian Ocean countries of South Asia
By South Asia Center
While in 2019 tourism was among the fastest growing sectors in South Asia, the pandemic resulted in billions of dollars in losses across the region. To understand these developments, the South Asia Center brought together a panel of experts to discuss COVID-19 and the future of tourism in the Himalayan and Indian Ocean Countries of South Asia.
Engagement ReframedJun 9, 2022
Engagement Reframed #7: Defending democracy and countering China requires US and Western support for a beleaguered developing world
By Mathew Burrows
The war in Ukraine has become a turning point for developing countries, many of whom could give up the gains made in economic growth and reduction in poverty over the past three decades.
ReportMay 11, 2022
China’s faltering “zero COVID” policy: Politics in command, economy in reverse
By Jeremy Mark, Michael Schuman
Could Beijing's doubling down on the "zero COVID" policy undermine the narrative of China’s superiority in responding to the pandemic—and the image and stature of Xi’s rule?
Aviso LatAm: COVID-19May 7, 2022
Aviso LatAm: COVID-19 May 7, 2022
"Staggering inequality" is the core factor behind the region’s disproportionate COVID-19 deaths according to a new Amnesty International report. LAC accounts for 8.4 percent of the global population and 28 percent of coronavirus mortality.
Event RecapMay 6, 2022
Africa Center’s 2022 Spring Meeting Dialogues
With the IMF and World Bank Group Spring Meetings taking place from April 18th to the 22nd, the Africa Center convened the timely “2022 Spring Meeting Dialogues”, highlighting African views during the strategic gatherings around development matters.