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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Mon, Jul 13, 2020

Turkey’s Refugee Resilience: Expanding and Improving Solutions for the Economic Inclusion of Syrians in Turkey

Since 2014, Turkey has not only hosted the world’s largest refugee population but has also modeled a best practice for the global refugee policy discussion. Turkey’s experience on the key issues such as jobs and employment should be examined as lessons for both refugee hosting countries and donor countries alike.

Report by Bastien Revel

Conflict Crisis Management

Mon, Jul 13, 2020

Event recap: Increasing resilience by assuring trust in medicine, credentials, and supply chains

On Thursday, June 18, 2020, the Atlantic Council’s GeoTech Center and Nanotronics hosted Yves Daccord, Former Director General of the International Committee of the Red Cross, Philippe Gillet, Chief Scientific Officer of SIPCA, Toomas Hendrik Ilves, former President of the Republic of Estonia, Idris Guessous, MD and PhD, Head of the Division of Primary Care Medicine at the University Hospitals of Geneva, Peter Rashish, Senior Fellow and Director of the Geoeconomics Program at the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies, Danielle Tavino, VP and Co-Founder of Code-X, and Dr. Divya Chander, MD and PhD, CEO and Founder of lucidify.

Event Recap by Henry Westerman

Coronavirus Digital Policy

Mon, Jul 13, 2020

Event recap: Actionable steps in turbulent times

On Tuesday, June 23, 2020, the Atlantic Council’s GeoTech Center hosted a panel discussion moderated by David Bray, PhD, to discuss potential solutions to the supply chain threat.

Event Recap by Henry Westerman

Digital Policy Resilience & Society

Mon, Jul 13, 2020

East Ukraine’s European roots and the myths of Putin’s Russian World

Moscow has sought to justify the war in eastern Ukraine by claiming it historically belongs within the "Russian World", but this ignores the region's deep Ukrainian roots and cosmopolitan heritage.

UkraineAlert by Alvydas Medalinskas

Conflict Disinformation

Sat, Jul 11, 2020

Younus in his podcast “Pakistonomy,” episode 25: How Technology is Ushering in the Age of Freedom

In the News by Atlantic Council

Pakistan Technology & Innovation

Fri, Jul 10, 2020

Dr. Dambisa Moyo, panel reinvigorate debate on a Marshall Plan for Africa

On Friday, July 10, the Africa Center hosted a panel discussion on whether the time has come for a Marshall Plan for Africa. The panel featured Global Economist and Author Dr. Dambisa Moyo, former US Congressman Dr. David Brat, and Africa Center Senior Fellow Ms. Aubrey Hruby. The virtual conversation was moderated by Africa Center Senior Fellow Mr. Gabriel Negatu, with opening and concluding remarks given by the Center’s Director of Programs and Studies Ms. Bronwyn Bruton.

Event Recap by Africa Center

Africa Corruption

Fri, Jul 10, 2020

El dilema electoral y la desinformación en Venezuela

La discusión se centró en un análisis sobre operaciones de manipulación en redes sociales dentro del contexto de crisis humanitaria compleja que vive Venezuela y sus posibles repercusiones en eventuales elecciones parlamentarias.

Event Recap by Alfredo Graffe

Disinformation Spanish

Fri, Jul 10, 2020

Trust in elections and disinformation in Venezuela

Area kicked-off the conversation by summarizing the recent actions of the Nicolás Maduro regime to promote parliamentary elections slated for later this year after the Venezuelan Supreme Court unconstitutionally appointed a new board to the Electoral Council and replaced the leaders of the two main opposition with regime-friendly politicians.

Event Recap by Alfredo Graffe

Disinformation Venezuela

Thu, Jul 9, 2020

Experts dissect Iran regime’s disinformation campaign as COVID-19 worsens

How much Iran’s 84 million people actually know about events inside their own country is debatable, given Tehran’s heavy-handed censorship and a global disinformation campaign that blames all crises, including COVID-19, on foreigners and perceived enemies of the regime.

New Atlanticist by Larry Luxner

Coronavirus Disinformation
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Wed, Jul 8, 2020

#AlertaVenezuela: July 8, 2020

Twitter accounts with set locations of Cuba and Venezuela made at least six anti-U.S. and pro-Cuba hashtags trend in Venezuela. The accounts used the hashtags to denounce U.S. sanctions and to promote Cuban medical missions in Venezuela.

#AlertaVenezuela by Atlantic Council's DFRLab

Disinformation Venezuela


Wed, Jul 15, 2020

The future of trust and sensemaking online and in digital transactions

ONLINE EVENT - An expert panel exploring how we address widening distrusts both online and with regards to digital transactions.


Tue, Jul 21, 2020

North Star: The first Department of the Air Force Arctic strategy

ONLINE EVENT – The Secretary of the Air Force and two members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff launch the Air Force’s Arctic Strategy, the Department of the Air Force's first service-specific strategy for the region.