New Ideas to Tackle Coronavirus – Global Dashboard takes up the Challenge

by , | Apr 6, 2020


Big challenges demand big ideas, and at Global Dashboard we’re ramping up our content in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

In the coming days and weeks, the site will feature a series of new articles by authors old and new, as well as guest pieces by experts on public health policy, resilience, psychology, international relations, justice and more. 

The relaunched, redesigned site will act as a platform for the bold new thinking called for by longstanding contributor Ben Phillips. We will look at short-term responses to the immediate public health emergency as well as longer-term ideas for getting the world back on its feet and better able to respond to future shocks.

Our contributors have already started generating ideas for tackling the pandemic in the coming months: read our roundup of ideas for tackling COVID-19 in the short term.


Author

  • David Steven is a senior fellow at the UN Foundation and at New York University, where he founded the Global Partnership to End Violence against Children and the Pathfinders for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies, a multi-stakeholder partnership to deliver the SDG targets for preventing all forms of violence, strengthening governance, and promoting justice and inclusion. He was lead author for the ministerial Task Force on Justice for All and senior external adviser for the UN-World Bank flagship study on prevention, Pathways for Peace. He is a former senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and co-author of The Risk Pivot: Great Powers, International Security, and the Energy Revolution (Brookings Institution Press, 2014). In 2001, he helped develop and launch the UK’s network of climate diplomats. David lives in and works from Pisa, Italy.

  • Alex Evans

    Alex Evans is founder of the Collective Psychology Project, which explores how we can use psychology to reduce political tribalism and polarisation, a senior fellow at New York University, and author of The Myth Gap: What Happens When Evidence and Arguments Aren’t Enough? (Penguin, 2017). He is a former Campaign Director of the 50 million member global citizen’s movement Avaaz, special adviser to two UK Cabinet Ministers, climate expert in the UN Secretary-General’s office, and was Research Director for the Business Commission on Sustainable Development. He was part of Ethiopia’s delegation to the Paris climate summit and has consulted for Oxfam, WWF UK, the UK Cabinet Office and US State Department. Alex lives with his wife and two children in Yorkshire.


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