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The post-COVID-19 world: GeoTech and the pandemic

Learn what the Atlantic Council GeoTech Center has done since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. View our video recaps. Read our analyses. Glean insights on how tech, data, and leadership can ensure the world gets through the pandemic and we build a better post-COVID-19 world together.

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Tue, May 19, 2020

Lakhani as a moderator for the Sankalp Dialogues: How can Pakistani Entrepreneurs Navigate through Covid-19?

In the News by Atlantic Council

Coronavirus Entrepreneurship

Mon, May 18, 2020

“Our Humanity Brings Us Together”: A Syrian woman entrepreneur in Gaziantep launches an intercommunal campaign to support families economically touched by COVID-19

Lobna Helli formed a ten-person team consisting mostly of women and started a movement called "Our humanity brings us together." They facilitate connections between Syrian and Turkish families who either want to offer financial support or need financial help. With the funds they collect, they buy grocery cards worth one hundred Turkish lira and distribute them to those in need. They have reached more than one hundred families, so far.

TURKEYSource by Pınar Dost

Entrepreneurship Migration
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Sat, May 16, 2020

We can more rapidly respond to future waves of COVID-19 and pandemics: Here is how

The world needs a global Pandemic Prevention Board focused on building an "Immune System for the Planet", as described in early April by the GeoTech Center by Dr. David Bray and then highlighted in a CNBC article by Atlantic Council CEO Fred Kempe on why tech companies can -- and should -- build a global quick response system to prevent future pandemics.

Event Recap by Atlantic Council

Civil Society Coronavirus
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Wed, May 13, 2020

We can strengthen the global food system: Here is how

The world recently has experienced large-scale collapse of bread-basket food sources, multiple areas of humanitarian crises, price spikes causing rapid destabilization of national governments, and, with the COVID-19 pandemic, global food supply chain disruptions and food shortages throughout the world.

Event Recap by Atlantic Council

Civil Society Coronavirus
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Fri, May 8, 2020

We can get through this COVID-19 pandemic together: Here is how

Here at the Atlantic Council, we recognize that working to benefit people, prosperity, and peace for all globally requires committed public servants. A year ago in 2019, Dr. Greg Treverton and Dr. Molly Jahn, as well as (the would be future GeoTech Center Director) Dr. David Bray, and other authors released the result of a year-long study that analyzed the impact of numerous long-term trends in the United States' government workforce over a period of two decades.

Event Recap by Greg Treverton, PhD, Molly Jahn, PhD (Guest Author), and David Bray, PhD

Civil Society Coronavirus
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Wed, May 6, 2020

Video: Why COVID-19 requires both industry and nations to transform how they collaborate

On May 01, 2020 - Vala Afshar, Ray Wang, and David Bray, PhD shared perspectives on "Why COVID-19 requires industry and nations to transform how they collaborate" as part of a live video discussion on the transformative nature of the pandemic and post-COVID-19 era ahead.

Event Recap by Atlantic Council

Civil Society Coronavirus

Wed, May 6, 2020

Steve Levine in Medium about pandemic’s impact on American cities

In the News by Atlantic Council

Coronavirus Economy & Business

Thu, Apr 30, 2020

Video recap: Future of data and AI in space

On April 29, 2020 - Fredrik Bruhn, Amy Webb, Paul Jurasin, Anthony Scriffignano shared perspectives on "Future of data and AI in space" as part of a live video discussion moderated by David Bray, PhD, Atlantic Council GeoTech Center Director on how commercial space efforts are being changed by advances in data and AI capabilities, to include satellites and other efforts in Earth’s orbit and beyond.

Event Recap

Civil Society Economy & Business
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Thu, Apr 23, 2020

Design choices of Central Bank Digital Currencies will transform digital payments and geopolitics

In this analysis, the Atlantic Council GeoTech Center examines the geopolitical implications of Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) and calls for the United States to lead on setting standards for CBDC and financial technology.

GeoTech Cues by Nikhil Raghuveera (Guest Author)

Civil Society Digital Policy

Tue, Apr 21, 2020

Lakhani in i2i’s brief: COVID-19 & its impact on Pakistani startups

In the News by Atlantic Council

Coronavirus Entrepreneurship