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Gro Harlem Brundtland

Gro Harlem Brundtland

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Gro Harlem Brundtland, a former prime minister of Norway and director-general of the World Health Organization, is a co-chair of the Global Preparedness Monitoring Board and a member of The Elders.

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  1. Pulling Nuclear Powers Back from the Brink
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    Pulling Nuclear Powers Back from the Brink

    Jun 12, 2023 Gro Harlem Brundtland warns that Russia’s aggression and US-China tensions could result in a new, more complex arms race.

  2. A Rights-Based Path to Global Health
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    A Rights-Based Path to Global Health

    Jun 24, 2021 Gro Harlem Brundtland urges world leaders to ensure that COVID-19 recovery efforts do not overlook the poor and marginalized.

  3. COVID-19 and the Doomsday Clock
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    COVID-19 and the Doomsday Clock

    Jan 27, 2021 Gro Harlem Brundtland reports that humanity has a long way to go to avert catastrophic threats to its survival and prosperity.

  4. Preventing the Next Pandemic
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    Preventing the Next Pandemic

    Oct 21, 2019 Gro Harlem Brundtland & Elhadj As Sy advocate a multidimensional – and highly cost-effective – approach to preparedness for disease outbreaks.

  5. Social Solidarity for Sustainable Development
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    Social Solidarity for Sustainable Development

    Sep 28, 2018 Gro Harlem Brundtland says that every head of state, government, and citizen has a responsibility to help achieve the SDGs.

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    The Dangers of a US Capital Inflow Tax

    Maurice Obstfeld worries that a little-known, highly costly method of deficit reduction is gaining political traction.
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    Europe’s Green Transition Requires More Skilled Workers

    Julie Beaufils urges policymakers to boost the attractiveness of technical vocations by expanding access to apprenticeships.
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    A Monetary and Economic Order Fit for the Twenty-First Century

    Ulrich Volz, et al. identify eight priorities to build a more resilient, inclusive, and sustainable global financial architecture.
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    Putting Africa on the Path to Prosperity

    Mohamed Ould Ghazouani & Ajay Banga urge the G7 to focus on the continent’s future, and on five priorities in particular, at this week’s summit.
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    Anatomy of a Massacre

    Shlomo Ben-Ami

    The 1860 massacre of Christians in Damascus holds useful lessons about what it takes to arrest – and recover from – inter-communal violence. But there is a difference between a pogrom and a genocide, and conflating the two can do more harm than good.

    considers what the 1860 massacre of Christians in Damascus can and cannot teach us about preventing genocide.
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    AI: Hope or Hype?

    Whether generative artificial intelligence will do more harm or good to our families, economies, and societies remains an open question. In devising strategies for harnessing the technology, optimism is undoubtedly warranted, but it should not come at the expense of realism.

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    How Denmark Keeps the Far Right at Bay

    Michael Ehrenreich explains how mainstream parties have neutralized the threat of right-wing populists.
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    How Techno-Libertarians Fell in Love with Big Government

    Quinn Slobodian argues Silicon Valley investors are against the state only insofar as it is not enriching them personally.
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    How Chinese Savings Can Support the Global Green Transition

    Daniel Gros urges the EU to welcome cheap low-carbon goods, such as electric vehicles, from China.

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