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Tue, Aug 11, 2020

Preparing for the post-pandemic tech environment: Dr. David Bray

Dr. David Bray, the GeoTech Center's director, envisions a future where proper preparedness and a people-centered perspective will allow humanity to harness the incredible innovations anticipated in the coming years for good. On an episode of the "Futurized" podcast with Trond Undheim, PhD, David discussed this vision, and how we at the GeoTech Center are working to make it a reality.

GeoTech Cues by Atlantic Council

Coronavirus Digital Policy

Thu, Jul 30, 2020

The foreign worker freeze will not solve high US unemployment

The administration’s restrictive approach to immigration cannot be attributed to the pandemic economy alone, as evidenced by sweeping measures even before COVID-19, including historically low refugee admission numbers and increased penalties for asylum seekers. The freeze will also likely do more harm than good to the US economy.

New Atlanticist by Amy Jeon

Coronavirus Future of Work

Wed, Jul 29, 2020

Western Balkans leaders meet to drive coronavirus recovery and deepen regional economic cooperation

Leaders from the Western Balkans Six—Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia—participated in the Western Balkans Partnership Summit on July 29 to take steps to deepen regional economic cooperation and stimulate growth amid the widespread economic downturn caused by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Inclusive Growth International Markets

Mon, Jul 27, 2020

Bridging the digital divide

Alongside Dr. Linton Wells II of George Mason University, Dr. Bray laid out practical ways for individuals, governments, and companies to address the digital divide on an episode of the STEMTalks podcast.

GeoTech Cues by Atlantic Council

Digital Policy Inclusive Growth

Thu, Jul 23, 2020

Reimagining data weaponized against oppressed communities

Data has been weaponized against marginalized communities. Now, it must be transformed to be a force for good.

GeoTech Cues by Nikhil Raghuveera and Tom Koch (Guest Author)

Digital Policy Human Rights

Wed, Jul 22, 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

Entrepreneurship Future of Work

Wed, Jul 22, 2020

Meet a Fellow: Nikhil Raghuveera

Fellows are an integral part of the GeoTech Center’s mission, providing experience in a variety of fields and a wide array of perspectives and expertise. The Meet a Fellow Series will regularly share presentations by GeoTech Center Fellows on ongoing research they are carrying out that aligns with the Center’s focus. The goal of this […]

GeoTech Cues by Stewart Scott

Digital Policy Economy & Business

Tue, Jul 21, 2020

To pave the way for a sustainable recovery, show the data

There is a disconnect between a continued focus on traditional metrics judging economic growth on the one hand and the absence of sustainability metrics being presented to policymakers

New Atlanticist by Valerie Rouxel-Laxton

Coronavirus Inclusive Growth

Wed, Jul 15, 2020

The G20 needs to do more to address the human toll of COVID-19

If the wealthy countries cannot support measures to stave off a humanitarian crisis, the damage will run deeper than the resurgence of hunger and disease. The political repercussions will take the shape of civil strife, extremism, and mass migration. The G20 will do irreparable damage to social cohesion and international cooperation if it fails to act decisively.

New Atlanticist by Jeremy Mark

Coronavirus G20

Mon, Jul 13, 2020

Roberts on the myth of the Chinese middle class and the rural-urban divide in China

Dexter Tiff Roberts, nonresident senior fellow at the Asia Security Initiative and a veteran China journalist, was interviewed on his book The Myth of Chinese Capitalism: The Worker, the Factory, and the Future of the World by CityMetric, a sister publication of the British magazine the New Statesman. The discussion centers on one of the […]

In the News by Atlantic Council

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