Skip to main content

Muhammad Hamid Zaman

Muhammad Hamid Zaman

10 commentaries

Muhammad Hamid Zaman, Professor of Biomedical Engineering and International Health at Boston University, is the author of Biography of Resistance: The Epic Battle between People and Pathogens (Harper Wave, 2020).

Sort by: Show:
  1. The Challenge of Convergent Crises
    zaman11_ In Pictures Ltd.Corbis via Getty Images_antimicrobial resistance In Pictures Ltd.Corbis via Getty Images

    The Challenge of Convergent Crises

    Feb 24, 2022 Muhammad Hamid Zaman says the connection between conflict, climate change, and antimicrobial resistance is becoming hard to ignore.

  2. Learning from COVID to Fight Drug-Resistant Disease
    zaman9_Getty Images Getty Images

    Learning from COVID to Fight Drug-Resistant Disease

    Jul 6, 2021 Muhammad Hamid Zaman hopes the new attention to public health will translate into preparedness for the next major challenge.

  3. Tackling Pandemics at Their Root
    zaman8_ASIF HASSANAFP via Getty Images_pakistancattlefarming Asif Hassan/AFP via Getty Images

    Tackling Pandemics at Their Root

    Jun 17, 2020 Muhammad Hamid Zaman urges tighter regulation of animal markets to help prevent a sequel to the COVID-19 crisis.

  4. The Climate-Conflict Nexus
    A child collects water from a water point in Juba ALBERT GONZALEZ FARRAN/AFP/Getty Images

    The Climate-Conflict Nexus

    Dec 19, 2017 Muhammad Hamid Zaman calls for evidence-based, systems-level solutions to two mutually reinforcing public-health threats.

  5. Engineering Better Refugee Health Care
    Harsh conditions in a refugee camp Paula Bronstein/Getty Images

    Engineering Better Refugee Health Care

    Aug 18, 2017 Muhammad Hamid Zaman shows how technological and logistical expertise can improve medical care for displaced people.

  1. patino1_Jesus VargasGetty Images_edmundogonzalez Jesus Vargas/Getty Images

    Diplomacy Could Help Revive Democracy in Venezuela

    Roberto Patiño urges the international community to help ensure a free and fair presidential election in July.
  2. zizek31_Horacio Villalobos#CorbisGetty Images_marinelepen Horacio Villalobos/Corbis/Getty Images

    The Specter of Neo-Fascism Is Haunting Europe

    Slavoj Žižek

    With mainstream parties and politicians already preparing to accommodate the far right following this month's European Parliament election, the axiom of post-World War II European democracy has been quietly abandoned. “No collaboration with fascists" is being replaced by a tacit acceptance of them.

    harbors no illusions about what the outcome of the European Parliament election means.
  3. tbhattacharya1_MONEY SHARMAAFP via Getty Images_indiahospitalmother MOney Sharma/AFP via Getty Images

    Can Private Hospitals Increase Access to Health Care in Developing Countries?

    Titir Bhattacharya & Tanika Chakraborty show how innovative insurance schemes can help low- and middle-income economies achieve universal coverage.
  4. fengler1_Alina SmutkoSuspilne UkraineJSC UAPBCGlobal Images Ukraine via Getty Images_ukrainereconstruction Alina Smutko/Suspilne Ukraine/JSC UAP/BCGlobal Images Ukraine via Getty Images

    Tracking Ukraine’s Reconstruction Funds

    Wolfgang Fengler & Vladyslav Rashkovan show how digital tools can streamline the process, improve transparency, and provide accountability.
  5. muzikarova6_VLADIMIR SIMICEKAFP via Getty Images_fico Vladimir Simicek/AFP via Getty Images

    Slovakia’s Anti-Democratic Government Is Doubling Down

    Soňa Muzikárová warns that the assassination attempt in May has led the government to double down on illiberal reforms.
  6. skidelsky202_BettmannGetty Images_d-day Bettmann/Getty Images

    D-Day and the Threat of Total War

    Robert Skidelsky

    After eight decades of relative peace, the world is once again dividing into hostile economic and geopolitical blocs. The 80th anniversary of the invasion of Normandy offers a valuable opportunity to reflect on the principles we are willing to defend and the sacrifices we are prepared to make.

    thinks understanding the causes and consequences of past global conflicts is crucial to preventing another one.
  7. obstfeld4_Jabin BotsfordThe Washington Post via Getty Images_trumplighthizer Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images

    The Dangers of a US Capital Inflow Tax

    Maurice Obstfeld worries that a little-known, highly costly method of deficit reduction is gaining political traction.
  8. beaufils1_ Alain DENANTESGamma-Rapho via Getty Images_solar panels Alain DENANTES/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

    Europe’s Green Transition Requires More Skilled Workers

    Julie Beaufils urges policymakers to boost the attractiveness of technical vocations by expanding access to apprenticeships.
  9. volz8_iStock  Getty Images Plus_global finance iStock / Getty Images Plus
    Free to read

    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.

Edit Newsletter Preferences

Set up Notification

To receive email updates regarding this {entity_type}, please enter your email below.

If you are not already registered, this will create a PS account for you. You should receive an activation email shortly.