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José Manuel Barroso

José Manuel Barroso

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José Manuel Barroso, a former president of the European Commission and prime minister of Portugal, is Chair of the Board of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance.

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  1. Pandemic Preparedness Cannot Wait
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    Pandemic Preparedness Cannot Wait

    Oct 11, 2023 José Manuel Barroso proposes practical steps to prepare for the next infectious outbreak while waiting on multilateral solutions.

  2. What We Must Learn from COVID-19
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    What We Must Learn from COVID-19

    Aug 8, 2023 José Manuel Barroso outlines steps that countries can take to improve their ability to prevent and respond to disease outbreaks.

  3. Preparing for the Next Global Catastrophe
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    Preparing for the Next Global Catastrophe

    Sep 23, 2022 José Manuel Barroso explains why global leaders must focus on creating equitable response mechanisms ahead of the next crisis.

  4. Avoiding COVID Complacency
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    Avoiding COVID Complacency

    Apr 7, 2022 José Manuel Barroso calls for a renewed commitment to vaccinate everyone before dangerous new variants can emerge.

  5. Breaking COVID's Grip
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    Breaking COVID's Grip

    Jan 18, 2022 José Manuel Barroso says continued international support for the COVAX vaccine-access facility is essential to ending the pandemic.

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    Trade Unions Can Defeat Europe’s Far Right

    Oliver Roethig explains why stronger trade unions hold the key to countering the rise of extremist parties.
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    Why Republicans Go Crawling Back to Donald Trump

    Reed Galen sees the fecklessness of figures like William Barr as proof of the sorry state of the American political class.
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    Economic Development in an Age of Great-Power Competition

    Andrew Sheng & Xiao Geng considers developing countries’ prospects for boosting competitiveness amid rising US-China trade tensions.
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    Human Capital for the Age of Generative AI

    Simon Johnson & Eric Hazan explain how adoption of the technology could help suitably qualified workers climb the wage ladder.
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    To Fight Climate Change, Protect Healthy Soil

    Juan Lucas Restrepo & Barron Joseph Orr explain how sustainable farming practices can reverse biodiversity loss and transform our food systems.
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    How to Protect the World from the Next Pandemic

    Winnie Byanyima & Joseph E. Stiglitz envision a global accord that applies the lessons of past health crises and includes binding commitments.
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    Strict Separation Is Not the Answer for Palestine and Israel

    Yanis Varoufakis warns against a two-apartheid-state solution that affirms the dangerous principle of ethnic exclusivity.
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    Preparing Now for the Next Disease X

    Tom Achoki, et al. propose several steps governments can take to establish robust and resilient response mechanisms.
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    To Protect Democracy, Protect Exiled Journalists

    Antonio Zappulla highlights the existential threats facing independent news outlets forced to relocate by repressive regimes.

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