Category: Covid-19

Publications

Assessing global vaccination measures to address covid-19

The publication “Rethiking Multilateralism – Assessing Global Vaccination Measures to Address Covid-19” shows how the vaccination landscape is changing rapidly during the coronavirus pandemic. A new multilateralism coupled wih investments of US$ 50 billion could avoid up to US$ 9 trillion in costs to the

Digital Security in the Media

The Real-Life Risks of Our Digital World

If we didn’t know already, the COVID-19 pandemic has driven home the fact that data is the most important strategic asset of the 21st century

Op-eds

COVID-19 could reset cities for the better

The COVID-19 pandemic is a profoundly urban crisis. The vast majority of the millions of reported cases worldwide are concentrated in overcrowded neighbourhoods and informal settlements.

International

The world’s largest conversation is calling for more global cooperation, not less

At the United Nations, the world’s longest Zoom meeting is underway as presidents and prime ministers meet virtually amidst a pandemic that has killed almost a million people, an economic depression with no modern parallel, and a tide of polarization and division that threatens the social fabric in many countries.

Multimedia

The Future of Cities in the wake of Covid – CSFI

Robert Muggah (apparently an old Scottish name, though he is Canadian) has set up two think-tanks in Brazil, where he is based: the SecDev Group focuses on the digital economy and cybersecurity.

International

The world’s top 50 thinkers 2020: the winner

Related concern about state brutality also propels two expert advocates up the list: Ilona Szabó de Carvalho (5th), who set up the internationally-influential Igarapé Institute, which champions citizen-led security, and the American prison abolitionist

Op-eds

The COVID City

As we show in our new book Terra Incognita, COVID-19 is exacerbating multiple forms of inequality within and between countries and cities, and raising fundamental questions about the future of urban living.

Multimedia

Strategic Dialogue on Global Trends: Violence and the Coronavirus

Welcome to the 2020 Virtual Stockholm Forum on Peace and Development ‘Sustaining Peace in the Time of COVID-19’. The open session ‘Strategic Dialogue on Global Trends: Violence and the Coronavirus’, in partnership with the Global Registry of Violent Deaths (GReVD) Consortium.

Brazilian

Brazil and COVID-19: A Perfect Storm?

On July 7, Jair Bolsonaro, president of the world’s second hardest-hit country by COVID-19, announced he had tested positive for coronavirus and had mild symptoms. Shortly afterwards, he removed his mask to show everyone he was ok.

International

Brazil’s Bolsonaro Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Far-right Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who has presided over the world’s second worst coronavirus outbreak after the U.S., said Tuesday that he had tested positive for the virus.

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