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Mark Lowcock

Mark Lowcock

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Mark Lowcock is UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs.

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  1. Investing in Data Saves Lives
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    Investing in Data Saves Lives

    Jun 1, 2021 Mark Lowcock & Raj Shah show how filling critical information gaps can enable earlier and more effective humanitarian responses.

  2. Tackling the COVID Hunger Crisis
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    Tackling the COVID Hunger Crisis

    Feb 11, 2021 Gordon Brown & Mark Lowcock call for immediate international action to prevent widespread starvation and keep children in school.

  3. Prevent the Next Food Crisis Now
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    Prevent the Next Food Crisis Now

    Jan 29, 2021 Mark Lowcock & Axel van Trotsenburg urge the international community to adopt an anticipatory approach to the growing hunger pandemic.

  4. Ending Sexual Harassment and Abuse at the UN
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    Ending Sexual Harassment and Abuse at the UN

    Jan 16, 2018 Mark Lowcock & William Lacy Swing tout the organization's efforts to create a culture of accountability and zero tolerance for exploitation.

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    The Other Conflict on Europe’s Doorstep

    Anders Fogh Rasmussen warns that Azerbaijan may be preparing to renew its military aggression against neighboring Armenia.
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    Let the Banks Burn

    Yanis Varoufakis

    The banking system we take for granted is unfixable. The good news is that we no longer need to rely on any private, rent-seeking, socially destabilizing network of banks, at least not the way we have so far.

    shows why the current private system is unfixable – and why we don’t need to tolerate it anymore.
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    How China Benefits from Another US Banking Crisis

    Stephen S. Roach thinks America’s latest financial trouble will reinforce a narrative of terminal national decline.
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    Xi Jinping’s Chinese Tragedy

    Orville Schell interviewed by Irena Grudzińska Gross

    Like Vladimir Putin, China's leader is so steeped in a narrative of victimhood and fearful of appearing weak that it is hard to imagine him ever leading China out of the mess he has created. He could well be remembered as the leader who squandered history's most remarkable economic success story.

    about the country's increasingly worrisome trajectory, both at home and abroad.
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    Artificial Idiocy

    Slavoj Žižek fears that the rise of powerful chatbots will spell the death of irony and nuance in human thought.
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    Localizing Development Research

    Julia Kaufman & Jane Wanjiku Mariara explain why funders should be providing more long-term resources to researchers in developing countries.
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    The Simplest Fix for Banking

    Jan Eeckhout explains how central bank digital currencies would end bank runs and banks' excessive risk-taking.
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    America’s Interest in Ending the Ukraine Crisis

    Brahma Chellaney explains why prolonging the conflict risks realizing the West’s worst geopolitical nightmare.
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    America’s Industrial Policy Is Counterproductive

    Anne O. Krueger laments that the Biden administration is adding red tape to an inefficient subsidy program.

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