Building a Global Economic Response to COVID-19Webinar
with Mohamed A. El-Erian | 12:30pm ET / 9:30 PT
Jul 16, 2020
As the world economy seeks to emerge from the deep recession caused by the pandemic, economic nationalism and isolationism are on the rise. Yet the better response to lower growth and worsening inequality could involve globally-coordinated policy responses that focus on broad based, sustainable economic growth. Now more than ever it is time for a new global economic policy paradigm that can facilitate a strong recovery.
Big Pharma Wants to Pocket the Profits From a COVID Treatment You Already Paid For
Jul 7, 2020
Gilead’s shareholders want exorbitant profits from Remdesivir, even though it was the public that enabled its development.
The Crash of 2008 & The Pandemic of 2020: The Combination That Changed Capitalism ForeverWebinar
with Yanis Varoufakis | 12:00pm ET / 9:00am PT
Jul 2, 2020
As protests erupt on the streets of America and the world, current power structures no longer feel tenable. Can this popular uprising break the neoliberal grip on the state and create lasting structural change that will empower the disenfranchised?
Takyiwaa Manuh: Governments need to focus more on the gendered impacts of COVID-19
Jun 26, 2020
In this conversation with Folashadé Soulé and Camilla Toulmin, Pr Takyiwaa Manuh analyses how the pandemic has disproportionately affected women at different levels especially in Ghana, and describes why governments need to focus more strongly on the gendered impacts of COVID-19 in both their sanitary and economic response.
Trillions in COVID-19 Bailouts: Where Did it Go?Webinar
In Discussion: Jesse Eisinger, Pulitzer Prize Winner, Senior Reporter and Editor for ProPublica with Rob Johnson, President of INET | 12:00pm ET - 9:00am PT
Jun 18, 2020
In March the US government authorized the largest domestic bailout in history. Who were the real winners and losers of this bailout? Pulitzer Prize winning reporter Jesse Eisinger has been following the money.
Felwine Sarr : La crise du COVID-19 indique une nécessité de changement et de repenser le monde de demain
Jun 16, 2020
Entretien avec Pr Felwine Sarr, Professeur Titulaire des Universités et agrégé en économie à l’Université Gaston Berger de Saint-Louis au Sénégal, pour la série d’INET sur COVID-19 et l’Afrique
Felwine Sarr: The COVID-19 crisis demonstrates the need to change track and re-think the world of tomorrow.
Jun 16, 2020
An interview with Professor Felwine Sarr, Professor of Economics at the Université Gaston Berger of Saint-Louis in Senegal, for INET’s series on COVID-19 and Africa
Fatima Denton: Governments must accelerate a plan for a diversified economy, an exit from fossil fuels, and shift towards a green transition
Jun 10, 2020
An interview with Dr Fatima Denton, Director of the United Nations University – Institute for Natural Resources in Africa, for INET’s series on COVID-19 and Africa
Benno Ndulu: The pandemic has laid bare the pivotal roles of both the informal sector and SMEs
Jun 3, 2020
An interview with Pr Benno Ndulu, the former Governor of the Bank of Tanzania, for INET’s series on COVID-19 and Africa
Enhancing Resilience in African Economies: Policy Responses to the COVID19 Pandemic in Africa
Jun 3, 2020
An introduction to a series of interviews conducted by Dr. Dr. Folashadé Soulé and Dr. Camilla Toulmin in support of INET’s Commission on Global Economic Transformation (CGET)
The Fleming Myth and the Public Sector Contribution to Discovery and Development of New Cancer Drugs
Jun 2, 2020
Abstract, “basic science” research is essential to drug discovery. It is also largely funded by the public sector.
COVID-19 and Surveillance TechnologyWebinar
with Bruce Schneier - 12:30pm EDT / 9:30am PDT
May 29, 2020
Technology has played a central role in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. But that has come with increased risks to privacy. How do we balance our needs for safety, convenience and privacy in the wake of this crisis?
COVID-19 Cases and Deaths Surge: The Impact of Wisconsin’s In-person Primary Vote
May 27, 2020
The world is on edge at the prospect of a resurgent wave of infections. Models and speculation are rife, but facts remain scarce, which is why the events in Wisconsin on April 7, and their eventual impact, are so important.
A Global Perspective on the COVID-19 PandemicWebinar
with Michael Spence - 12pm EDT / 9am PDT
May 21, 2020
The economic and social costs of the global lockdown have been astronomical but as governments look to begin the process of reopening economies it will be critical to develop strategies that balance both the health and economic risks of the pandemic.
America’s Chilling Experiment in Human Sacrifice
May 14, 2020
John Ruskin helps shed light on what it means to have an economy that demands we die for it