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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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    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

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    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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    Who’s Afraid of Colonization?

    Frederico Menino thinks the concept can be repurposed to help overcome the deficiencies of current social advocacy.
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    Europe Needs Chinese Investment

    Dalia Marin urges European policymakers to focus on boosting FDI flows from technologically advanced economies.

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