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Kelly Born

Kelly Born

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Kelly Born, a former director of Stanford University’s Cyber Policy Center, is Director of the Democracy, Rights, and Governance initiative at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.

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  1. Will Generative AI Make or Break Democracy?
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    Will Generative AI Make or Break Democracy?

    Aug 10, 2023 Kelly Born advocates careful regulation of how new tools are applied to electoral politics and information ecosystems.

  2. Can Digital Disinformation Be Disarmed?
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    Can Digital Disinformation Be Disarmed?

    Jan 29, 2021 Kelly Born surveys the options for reforming an increasingly dangerous social-media ecosystem.

  3. Solving the Disinformation Puzzle
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    Solving the Disinformation Puzzle

    Jul 9, 2018 Kelly Born argues that countering fake news will require a large number of targeted measures.

  4. Six Features of the Disinformation Age
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    Six Features of the Disinformation Age

    Oct 2, 2017 Kelly Born argues that official efforts to control fake news reflect an inadequate understanding of the problem.

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    Carbon Credits Hold the Key to Combating Deforestation

    Roselyn Fosuah Adjei explains how nature-based offsets could help reduce emissions and benefit local communities.
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    Alexei Navalny Did Not Die for Nothing

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    The Russian opposition leader faced a dilemma that all dissenters in authoritarian states must grapple with: live in exile and fade into obscurity, or confront an oppressive regime and risk imprisonment and torture. Navalny’s choice – and the price he paid for making it – will inspire dissidents for generations to come.

    highlights the crucial role of political martyrs in inspiring resistance to oppressive regimes.
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    The Submergence of Emerging Markets

    Andrés Velasco worries that major middle-income economies are facing a prolonged slowdown, jeopardizing global convergence.
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    How AI Could Reshape Medicine

    Junaid Nabi highlights the new technology’s potential to transform how we diagnose, treat, and prevent diseases.
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    Making Bretton Woods Work for Africa

    Hippolyte Fofack envisions a reformed global financial architecture that provides equal access to long-term patient capital.
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    Making Sense of Society

    Michael Spence considers why a healthy civil society is crucial to good governance and inclusive prosperity.
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    Shock Therapy Killed Navalny

    Antara Haldar argues that while Vladimir Putin bears responsibility, so do the economic policies that put him in power.
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    Putin’s Silk Road Around Sanctions

    Robin Brooks & Simon Johnson urge Europe and the G7 to stop the re-export of Western goods to Russia from Central Asia and the Caucasus.
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    To Fight Climate Change, End Fossil-Fuel Subsidies

    Günther Thallinger & Ludovic Subran urge policymakers to recognize the true costs of a policy that harms the planet and does not help the poor.

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