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Pandemics & Slums

One of our previous speakers, Vanda Felbab-Brown has written a blog post on Brookings entitled ‘When Pandemics Come to Slums’.   Slums provide uniquely challenging conditions for containing the coronavirus and confronting the threat of COVID-19. There may be no ambulances. No hospitals. No tests. No or few police. Only some of the most densely…

Acumen UK Fellowships – Applications now open

At a time of rupture and divide, the UK Fellows Programme exists to empower role models who are building solutions that challenge the status quo, bridge our divides and create a more inclusive United Kingdom. Over the coming months we will select our first 20 Fellows from across sector, place and background – and equip…

Artificial Intelligence

The need for healthy scepticism on artificial intelligence when it comes to Coronavirus  

Resilience in Transport and Logistics

The transportation-and-logistics sector is especially susceptible to economic shocks.  This detailed article from Mckinsey’s Insight Team show how to prepare your operations for a smoother ride: http://www.mckinsey.com/business-functions/operations/our-insights/resilience-in-transport-and-logistics  

New Zealand isn’t just flattening the curve – It’s squashing it

New Zealand isn’t just flattening the curve – It’s squashing it This article was originally published in the Washington Post on 7 April 20 and the author is Anna Fifield HAVELOCK NORTH, New Zealand — It has been less than two weeks since New Zealand imposed a coronavirus lockdown so strict that swimming at the…

Taiwan’s Response to COVID 19 – Vice President Chen talks to the BBC – 8 Apr 20

Transcript of Interview of Vice President Chen interviewed by BBC – 4 Apr 20   In a videoconference interview for the BBC “Newsday” program on the morning of April 8, Vice President Chen Chien-jen shared Taiwan’s experience fighting the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and answered questions about international cooperation to fight the pandemic. A transcript…

Oxford University COVID-19 Vaccine Clinical Trials

This article published by the Oxford University explains how COVID-19 vaccine programme opens for clinical trials University of Oxford researchers working in an unprecedented vaccine development effort to prevent COVID-19 have started screening healthy volunteers (aged 18-55) today for their upcoming ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 vaccine trial in the Thames Valley Region. The vaccine based on an…

Arts – Michael Goedhuis on the artist Qiu Deshu

The Asia Scotland Institute is delighted to offer this video from Michael Goedhuis on the artist Qiu Deshu. Michael, a previous speaker at the Institute, has over the last 20 years established himself as a pioneer in the field of modern and contemporary Chinese art. He now represents many of the most important artists in…