Ambassador Heine discusses why the pandemic has spread so fiercely in India as well as the role of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government in the recent spike.
Experts discussed the future of the digital and robotics industry, how the digital future has progressed, how technology has impacted people’s lives in the COVID-19 pandemic, and how this technology could lead to greater societal inequities.
Ambassador Heine refers to the role played by extra-regional powers like China, Russia, and India in providing vaccines to Latin America during the pandemic.
“If the delivery of routine maternal and child health care is disrupted…many women and children will die. The longer coverage gaps persist, the more lives will be lost even after the COVID-19 pandemic ends.”
Professor Schmidt joins Dublin City University Brexit Institute for a discussion on “The New EU Economic Policy after Covid-19 and Next Generation EU.”
“A debt crisis is unfolding…It is time for the G20 to take another step forward on debt relief toward a green and inclusive recovery.”
“If we restrict the space of nature, if we restrict the space of biodiversity, then nature will hit back…there is no human health without ecological health.”
“There are numerous ways that advanced economies and China can deploy unused SDRs to enable developing
countries to tackle [COVID-19], protect the vulnerable, and mount a green and inclusive recovery in the developing world.”
By ignoring the pragmatic globalist guiding China’s policy choices, the U.S. “risks exaggerating the geopolitical threat from China…and underestimating China’s ability to expand regional and global influence.”
Panelists explored pressing questions facing the higher education sector, such as: what does the future of higher education look like, and will COVID-19 change universities forever?
The U.S. and China have expressed an interest in multilateralism, which would allow them to better tackle global challenges such as climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic.
Professor Schmidt discussed why she wrote her new book, set out its main arguments, and reflected on its implications for the current coronavirus crisis.
Professor Stern discusses QAnon and the tactics it used to attract people who might otherwise not be drawn in by the movement.
“[The COVID-19 pandemic] shows that some of the institutional designs that we assume lead to good policy outcomes don’t always.”
“The world needs to be able to make sure that we’re not burning away our natural assets to get out of this crisis.”
The new policy brief considers the shortcomings of the current approach to global vaccination for COVID-19, how the TRIPS waiver could overcome these challenges, and counterarguments to the waiver.
Heine commented on China’s impact in Latin America during the COVID-19 pandemic and argued that the region should diversify its international relationships.
“The IMF should suspend these surcharges to help countries recover from the virus, and to give the IMF the incentive to rethink its broken business model.”
Chile is one of the frontrunners in the global scramble for vaccines on a per capita basis, something Ambassador Heine attributes to its “good relations with many countries around the world.”
What should the top policy priorities be for supporting human development in the year ahead?