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Atlantic Council events on coronavirus

Recent events

Event Recap

Jul 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.

Coronavirus Economy & Business

Event Recap

May 17, 2021

Event recap: “Post-pandemic South Asia: How the COVID-19 pandemic will affect Bangladesh’s politics, economy, and healthcare”

By Kaveri Sarkar

An event recap/analysis on the wide-ranging conversation hosted by the South Asia Center on the future of Bangladesh’s economic, political, and healthcare landscapes in the context of the evolving COVID-19 landscape.

Bangladesh Civil Society

Event Recap

May 5, 2021

Event recap | Achieving healthy communities and economic renewal

By the GeoTech Center

On Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 8:00am EDT, the Atlantic Council’s GeoTech Center hosted a panel of experts to explore “How We Can Achieve Both Healthy Communities and Economic Renewal”. The panel included Mona Nemer, chief science advisor to Canada’s Prime Minister; Philippe Gillet, chief scientific officer with SICPA; Luukas Ilves, head of strategy with Guardtime; Daniella Taveau, principal of Bold Text Strategies; and Declan Kirrane, the managing director of ISC Intelligence in Science.

Coronavirus Cybersecurity

Connect with Atlantic Council experts

The Atlantic Council has experts covering all areas of the current and potential future geopolitical implications of the coronavirus. To connect with any of our experts, members of the media can view our experts’ bios by issue area below and contact the Council’s media relations team at [email protected] to arrange:

  • Background briefings
  • On-the-record interviews
  • Broadcast appearances

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Technology and innovation



Blog Post

Dec 8, 2021

Impacts of the pandemic on US productivity growth

By Jeff Goldstein

After 45 years of decelerating productivity growth, the pandemic's impact on economic activity has indicated the potential for a reversal of the trend. It remains to be seen whether this is durable or temporary, but the answer will significantly impact the US economy's long-term outlook.

Coronavirus Economy & Business


Dec 8, 2021

A plan for Colombia’s COVID recovery and why it matters for the United States

By Atlantic Council US-Colombia Task Force

The continuity of Colombia’s prosperity and role as a key US partner depends, in part, on the country’s ability to swiftly recover from COVID-19. In 2020, lockdowns and mobility restrictions led to a major recession in Colombia, exacerbating unemployment, poverty, and pre-existing inequalities.

Americas Civil Society

In the News

Dec 6, 2021

Fernandes on Forbes India: Public health integration in CSR a must to reshape the post Covid-19 world

By Atlantic Council

Coronavirus Future of Work

Issue Brief

Nov 23, 2021

Generational dynamics of economic crisis and recovery: Prospects for younger and older persons

By Nicole Goldin

Economic shocks affect young and older age groups disproportionately and highlight the insecurity of the youth labor market and volatility of older people’s savings. The COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated youth labor market challenges and caused young people to either lose jobs or work fewer hours.

Coronavirus Digital Policy


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.

Coronavirus Economy & Business

New Atlanticist

Nov 10, 2021

The 2021 Distinguished Leadership Awards: Celebrating the exceptional individuals meeting today’s extraordinary challenges

By Dan Peleschuk

Singer Dua Lipa, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, Pfizer's Albert Bourla, and BioNTech's Özlem Türeci and Ugur Sahin earn the Atlantic Council's highest honors for shaping the global future together.

Coronavirus European Union

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.

Coronavirus Resilience

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.

Coronavirus Resilience


Nov 4, 2021

Ukraine MPs fight back against fake Covid vaccination certificates

By Oleksandra Ustinova

As Ukraine grapples with a mounting Covid-19 death toll and low vaccination rates, the country's MPs aim to adopt tougher regulations targeting the thriving Ukrainian black market for fake vaccination certificates.

Coronavirus Corruption


Oct 28, 2021

G20 leaders can rescue low-income countries by redistributing their IMF windfall

By Hippolyte Fofack

If the G20 enhances the impact of IMF Special Drawing Rights by sending them on to low-income countries, it could add up to a synchronized global recovery.

Africa Coronavirus