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Kristen Ghodsee

Kristen Ghodsee

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Kristen Ghodsee, Professor of Russian and East European Studies and a member of the Graduate Group in Anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania, is the author of Red Valkyries: Feminist Lessons from Five Revolutionary Women.

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  1. An Interview with Kristen Ghodsee
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    An Interview with Kristen Ghodsee

    Mar 15, 2022 Kristen Ghodsee considers social factors that may have made Ukraine seem vulnerable to Russia, identifies socialist-era policies that countries today should adopt, and highlights how that era was better for women in one key sense.

  2. Why Won't Eastern Europeans Get Vaccinated?
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    Why Won't Eastern Europeans Get Vaccinated?

    Nov 8, 2021 Kristen Ghodsee & Mitchell A. Orenstein argue that low inoculation rates reflect not the legacy of communism, but rather the legacy of its collapse.

  3. Revolutions for Whom?
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    Revolutions for Whom?

    Nov 1, 2019 Kristen Ghodsee & Mitchell A. Orenstein note that in many post-communist countries, GDP per capita remains below its level 30 years ago.

  4. How Banning Abortion Will Transform America
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    How Banning Abortion Will Transform America

    May 15, 2019 Maria Bucur & Kristen Ghodsee warn that a new wave of prohibition portends a future of maternal death, bad sex, and wrecked relationships.

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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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    Banking on the World Bank’s Knowledge

    Wempi Saputra identifies three areas in which the organization’s client countries could use more guidance.

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