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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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. The Changing Climate on Climate Change
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    The Changing Climate on Climate Change

    Sep 17, 2015 Gro Harlem Brundtland is optimistic that an effective agreement to combat global warming will be reached in December.

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    The Age of Verbiage

    Arvind Subramanian blames today’s nonstop inundation of expert opinion for undermining the quality of public discourse.
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    Davos Man Has a People Problem

    Antara Haldar suspects that the socially “disembedded” economic logic of globalization has gone as far as it can go.
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    Eliminate the Debt Ceiling

    Willem H. Buiter thinks the US Constitution and common sense argue for a de facto abolition of the cap.
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    Japan’s Fiscal Dilemma

    Takatoshi Ito explains why the country’s deficit-financed spending spree endangers its national security.
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    Too Soon for Global Optimism

    Kenneth Rogoff

    It is hard to reconcile the jubilant mood of many business leaders with the uncertainty caused by the war in Ukraine. While there are some positive signs of economic recovery, a sudden escalation could severely destabilize the global economy, cause a stock market crash, and accelerate deglobalization.

    warns that the Ukraine war and economic fragmentation are still jeopardizing world growth prospects.
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    Why Europe’s Franco-German Engine Is Stalling

    Jean Pisani-Ferry cautions that the two countries' differences are so substantial that a hasty compromise will not suffice.
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    Central Banks Should Slow Down

    Lucrezia Reichlin fears the consequences of excessive interest-rate hikes in the US, the UK, and especially the eurozone.
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    Three Cheers for Hybrid Work

    Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg thinks the advantages of more flexible labor arrangements outweigh the disadvantages.
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    The German Lamb Is Learning to Howl

    Josef Joffe

    The nation that went to the gates of Moscow in World War II has become as aggressive as a cuddly cat. But with its decision to send Leopard 2 battle tanks to Ukraine, Germany's "culture of reticence," particularly with respect to Russia, may soon be a thing of the past.

    examines the origins and implications of the landmark decision to send battle tanks to Ukraine.

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