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  • 10 Jun 2022
    William E. Engel, Grant Williams, Rory Loughnane

    The Arts of Dancing with Death

    With the pandemic still looming above us, thoughts of passing away may have crossed your mind repeatedly over the last while. Those thoughts, revolving around a kernel of inert fear, most likely did not take hold for very long but were brushed aside and stifled with everyday urgent matters. Our culture, after all, tends to […]

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  • 23 Mar 2021
    Katherine Ibbett, Kristine Steenbergh

    Practicing Compassion – From Plague to Pandemic

    Photo By: Al Bello/Getty Images.

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  • 28 Jan 2021
    Roel Snieder, Jen Schneider

    Pandemic Opportunities

    There is no question that COVID-19 has brought tremendous suffering around the globe. We have lost over one million humans to the pandemic. Some who have been infected have long-lasting and devastating symptoms. People have lost their jobs and some go hungry or don’t have a place to live. There has also been significant mental […]

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  • 16 Sep 2020
    Marius R. Busemeyer, Julian L. Garritzmann, Erik Neimanns

    Education amidst Covid-19

    Covid-19 is challenging education provision around the globe. Here's how public opinion has affected the capacity of education systems to cope with the pandemic

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  • 11 Aug 2020
    Ronald Fricker

    COVID-19 Testing Doesn’t Cause Cases

    Stories help us understand and explain what we see in the world and they can be a powerful way of passing on knowledge. But misleading or incorrect stories can be confusing at best and harmful at worst. One story that is making the rounds today says that the number of COVID-19 cases is increasing only […]

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  • 14 Jul 2020
    Björn-Ola Linnér

    Will the Corona pandemic be the societal disruptor we’ve been waiting for?

    The Corona pandemic and the ensuing recovery packages seem poised to bring about disruptions that will define world politics over the coming decades. Ultimately, the disruptions may trigger transformations of the world’s societies as we know them – for better, for worse. A societal disruptor is an occurrence that interrupts a system or a process […]

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  • 15 Jun 2020
    Nicola Dimitri

    COVID-19, the Crisis and the Necessity for European Cooperation

    The coronavirus pandemic, even as it induces great anxiety and fear over people’s health, is at the same time causing disruption to our societies’ economies on a scale that is perhaps unprecedented. In Italy, at least in the period after World War II, no comparable crisis has been experienced before. For anything like the same […]

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  • 5 Jun 2020
    John McNeil

    World Environment Day

    June 5th is World Environment Day, an annual event of the United Nations Environment Programme since 1974.  This year the theme is Time for Nature.  June 5 falls at a hectic time in 2020, with one crisis nested inside another like Russian matryoshka dolls.  The United States is roiling in civil unrest more serious than […]

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