Covid-19 news and activities
Below is an archived list of Covid-19 essays and activities that involve members of the CIS community.
June 23, 2020
- Fotini Christia and Chappell Lawson, "Training the Covid-19 Cohort: Adapting and Preserving Social Science Research," Social Science Research Council (SSRC) (July 30, 2020).
- Bernardo Zacka, "An ode to the humble balcony," The New York Times (May 9, 2020).
- Taylor Fravel, "Does the global pandemic open new South China Sea opportunities for Beijing? Not really." The Washington Post (May 7, 2020).
- Kathleen Thelen and Anke Hassel, "Europe has kept down pandemic unemployment—and the US hasn’t. Here’s why." The Washington Post (April 24, 2020).
- Barry Posen, "Do pandemics promote peace?" Foreign Affairs (April 23, 2020).
- Yasheng Huang, Meicen Sun, Yuze Sui, "How digital contact tracing slowed Covid-19 in East Asia," Harvard Business Review (April 15, 2020).
- James E Baker, "It’s high time we fought this virus the American way," The New York Times (April 3, 2020).
- Fotini Christia, "Deal-making during the coronavirus pandemic," MIT News (April 2, 2020).
- Rachel Tecott and Erik Sand, "How coronavirus will affect the US military," The Washington Post (March 20, 2020).
- Shola Lawal, "Coronavirus halts street protests, but climate activists have a plan," The New York Times (March 29, 2020).
Quoted in the news:
- Evan Lieberman, "The ‘us and them’ pandemic shows America is still impervious to black pain," The Washington Post (May 21, 2020).
- Barry Posen, "'War and disease travel together': Why the pandemic push for a global cease-fire is gaining ground." USA Today (April 28, 2020).
- Vipin Narang, "Fact-checking Tom Cotton's claims about the coronavirus, " CNN (February 18, 2020).
- Vipin Narang, "Tom Cotton keeps repeating a coronavirus conspiracy theory that was already debunked, " The Washington Post (February 17, 2020).
- Kacie Miura, "China's 'grand gestures,' propaganda aim to calm fears about coronavirus," United Press International (UPI) (February 6, 2020).
- Vipin Narang, "Experts debunk fringe theory linking China’s coronavirus to weapons research," The Washington Post (January 29, 2020).
- June 23, 2020 | Starr Forum: When Culture Meets Covid-19, How does culture impact a country’s response to the current crisis? How does this and other political and security factors impact its next steps? This talk focused on the following regions: Middle East, Europe, Asia, and North America. Speakers included Suzanne Berger, Yasheng Huang, Peter Krause and was moderated by Chappell Lawson.
- May 11, 2020 | Podcast on Climate, Communications, and COVID, an interview and talk to share; both about how COVID-19 affects things from communications to climate change. Ari Jacobovitz, Managing Director of MIT-Africa, interviews Michala Mackay, the Chief Operating Officer and Director of the Directorate of Science, Technology, and Innovation in Sierra Leone.
- May 7, 2020 | COVID-19: On the Ground in India, webinar to learn about the efforts of MIT alumni tackling the global crisis in India. Panelists included: Hank Levine, Founder of iPlace USA (SM '85), Mukesh Bansal, IAS officer (MBA '19), Anushka Shah, Founder of Civic Studios, Anirudh Sharma, Founder of Graviky (SM '14), and Rijul Kochhar, Anthropologist (PhD MIT-HASTS).
- May 6, 2020 | Israeli Medical Innovation, Coronavirus-Era, academia, startups and the health system with MIT alumni and Israeli healthcare leadership. Introduction by MISTI MIT-Israel alumna Peniel Argaw ('17), Meng ('18), with speakers Ayla Matalon, Avner Halperin, Dr Eyal Zimlichman, and Professor Avi Schroeder.
- May 1-3, 2020 | Ari Jacobovits, managing director of the MIT Africa program, helped organize a hackathon on Covid-19, Africa Takes On Covid-19 challenge, with collectives from around the world—drawing from universities, industry, government, and NGOs, among others. CIS research affiliate Claude Grunitsky covered the story in his publication True Africa.
- April 24, 2020 | Starr Forum: Amazon Burning. Covid-19. Ghosts of Climate Future?, featuring Carlos Nobre, Brazil’s leading expert on the Amazon and climate change, discussing the global fight to save our planet and lessons we can learn from the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. Moderated by Elizabeth Leeds.
- April 23, 2020 | Starr Forum: Rethinking National Security in the Age of Pandemics, experts considered whether the coronavirus crisis might lead to a rethinking of defense strategies. Speakers included Yasmeen Silva, Joe Cirincione, and Vipin Narang and was moderated by Jim Walsh.