Tue, Dec 22, 2020

The future of food: Imagining our food system in the decades to come

Our global food system is complex, with trade-offs existing between efficiency, equity, and human and environmental health. Managing a transition, even without cultural factors and vested interests is highly challenging.

GeoTech Cues by Marcus Ranney, MD, Sahil Shah

Climate Change & Climate Action Energy & Environment

Tue, Dec 22, 2020

The global economy in 2020, by the numbers

The pandemic has made this a historic year for the global economy, now beset by a recession the likes of which we haven’t seen since the Great Depression. To make sense of it all, our GeoEconomics staff and senior fellows have selected the numbers behind the headlines, organized around our three pillars of work, that best capture the global economy’s journey in 2020—and what lies in store for 2021.

New Atlanticist by GeoEconomics Center

Economy & Business Future of Work

Fri, Dec 18, 2020

Reimagining a just society pt. 2 | The end of an era

This blog post series will explore the meaning of a “just society” through multiple lenses and in the context of today’s challenges, including but not limited to the coronavirus pandemic. With contributions from multiple authors, it aims to stimulate thinking and questions that distill the prerequisites and responsibilities for “just societies” in our times. COVID-19 spotlights […]

GeoTech Cues by Carol Dumaine

Coronavirus Inclusive Growth

Fri, Dec 18, 2020

Pretrial risk assessment tools must be directed toward an abolitionist vision

The United States criminal justice system is increasingly turning to risk assessment tools in pretrial hearings—before a defendant is convicted of a crime—as well as in sentencing procedures. Risk assessment tools give judges a numerical metric that indicates a pretrial defendant’s risk of failing to appear in court, or threat to the community prior to their pretrial hearing. Judges set bail based on this tool. Facing an incredibly high volume of pretrial detainees, risk assessment tools are designed to help quickly and effectively determine pretrial detention and ease courts’ burdens. To truly address the failures of the criminal justice system, however, public sector leaders must:

GeoTech Cues by Nikhil Raghuveera and Hannah Biggs

Digital Policy Inclusive Growth

Thu, Dec 17, 2020

Property rights, data, and prosperity in Africa

One of the biggest obstacles to wealth creation and greater economic prosperity in Africa has to do with land ownership. Overcoming this obstacle will require better data collection, aggregation, and transparency.

GeoTech Cues by Thomas Koch

Digital Policy Economy & Business

Tue, Dec 15, 2020

Seek membership for Mexico: NATO 20/2020 podcast

Mexico’s membership in NATO may be the key to keeping a rapidly changing America invested in European security.

NATO 20/2020 by Christopher Skaluba, Gabriela R. A. Doyle

Americas Europe & Eurasia

Fri, Dec 11, 2020

In the news: Dr. David Bray on how tech might shape the future of nation states

GeoTech Director Dr. David Bray argues “success for the United States” will depend on “assemble[ing] a coalition of ‘digital democracies and more’, who seek not surveillance states, nor surveillance capitalism. Such a coalition,” he says, “would work across borders and sectors to build a world where we employ data and tech for greater digital empathy, diversity and shared humanity across nations and economic sectors.”

In the News by GeoTech Center

Digital Policy Inclusive Growth

Wed, Dec 9, 2020

Event Recap | AgriTechAction 2020

On Tuesday, November 17 the GeoTech Center hosted AgriTechAction 2020, a three-day conference that explored the relationship between agriculture and technology, with the goal for future solutions to food security challenges to be accessible and sustainable for all. In the conference, experts and leaders in agriculture, technology, and national security came together to discuss and help guide the further deployment of data and technology in agriculture; specifically in food production, processing, distribution, security, efficiency, and sustainability

Event Recap by Borja Prado, Claire Branley

Climate Change & Climate Action Inclusive Growth

Wed, Dec 9, 2020

China’s economic transformation must change its relationship with the world, says World Bank President David Malpass

China’s fourteenth five-year plan has set its aims high: achieving a majority middle-class country, through income redistribution, reducing economic inequality, and property reform and ownership. But China’s drive to reform its economy “means that China needs to also then have a different relationship with the rest of the world,” according to World Bank President David Malpass.

New Atlanticist by Katherine Walla

China Coronavirus

Tue, Dec 8, 2020

Mo Ibrahim: Why Africa must emerge more resilient from the COVID crisis

A well-known Afro-optimist, Ibrahim has invested in the continent’s democratic progress and has focused on tackling practical governance issues. While the pandemic has exposed such problems across the world, he noted, one of its lessons is that Africa must be “more self-sufficient” and “resilient.”

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Africa Coronavirus
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