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Divergent Global Views on Social Media, Free Speech, and Platform Regulation: Findings from the United Kingdom, South Korea, Mexico, and the United States

A Northeastern survey of four diverse democracies found that people in other countries differ from Americans when it comes to opinions as to how social media companies should be regulated, with respondents in the United Kingdom, South Korea, and Mexico favoring stricter content moderation than people in the U.S.—especially in cases that cause harm or distress.

Q&A with Dr. Jennie Stephens: Sustainable Resilience Through Feminist and Antiracist Leadership

Director of Northeastern University's School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs (SPPUA), Dean’s Professor of Sustainability Science & Policy, and recent book author, Dr. Jennie Stephens. speaks about intersectional resilience and the need for feminist and anti-racist leadership. In this Q&A, she discusses the need for institutional and cultural innovation in energy transition, including gender diversity and energy democracy, technological optimism, and enhancing the usability of climate science in strengthening climate resilience.

Analysis: Colombia’s police brutality – an issue there too, despite the media’s narrative

While cases of police abuse in the U.S. have received national attention and sparked outrage around the world, cases in other countries, such as Colombia, get little traction in English language news outlets and was drastically decontextualized by Colombian media, essentially creating a news blackout of non-U.S. police abuse, despite the need for global attention toward the issue.

Event Recap: The Critical Role of Creative Expression in Achieving Preparedness and Resilience in Uncertain Times

On July 15, 2021, GRI distinguished senior fellow, Dr. Julia Byers, LMHC, ATR-BC, led an online panel discussion on the role of creative expression to enhance resilience and humanitarian work during uncertain times. For the past 40 years, Dr. Byers has been working in over 25 countries providing humanitarian aid through expressive art, play therapies and mental health counseling.

Event Recap: Cuba’s Emerging Economic and Socio-Environmental Alternatives to Enhance Post-Pandemic Resilience

On June 30, 2021, Yociel Marrero, led the online panel discussion on Cuba’s emerging economic and socio-environmental alternatives to enhance post-pandemic resilience. Marrero is the Director of the Environmental and Consumption Program of the Antonio Núñez Jiménez Foundation for Nature and Humanity. As part of this program, he develops strategies for socio-economic alternatives that contribute to the sustainable development of Cuban society.
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Event Recap: Civilians Under Rocket Fire: How to Enhance Their Resilience

On June 16, 2021, GRRN partner, Dr. Meir Elran, led the online panel discussion on the unique case of Israeli resilience, where societal resilience has been tested and challenged by the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Dr. Elran served in the Israel Defense Forces as a career officer for 24 years in senior command and staff positions, primarily in the Military Intelligence Directorate. He is now the head of the Homeland Security Program at the Institute of National Security Studies (INSS) at Tel Aviv University and a professor for the Committee on International Relations at the University of Chicago.

Lincoln police facing communication challenges to serve ESL population

Lincoln police say they are increasingly challenged to serve people from non-English speaking backgrounds whose culture and language don’t match those of their line officers. While LPD has several officers who are bilingual and generally has someone on duty for Spanish translation, there is a need for more bilingual staff representing other languages, said LPD spokeswoman Angela Sands, adding that the department also lacks in diversity

Event Recap: Perú’s Response to COVID-19: Healthcare Disasters, Vaccine Logistics, Challenges Encountered and Proposed Solutions

On May 4, 2021, GRI Distinguished Corporate Fellow and Vice President for J. S. Held’s Insurance, Richard Donohoe, led an online panel discussion on Perú’s Response to COVID-19. Over the last year, Richard has been leading healthcare and disaster response efforts in the country, including reconstructing hospitals after the 2017 El Nino Phenomenon, adding 5,000 beds for temporary COVID-19 hospitals in 9 districts, and developing a national oxygen strategy.

Event Recap: Restarting Economies through Tourism: Vaccine politics, Global Priorities and Destination Realities with GRI Founding Director Stephen E. Flynn

On Wednesday, February 23rd, GRI’s Founding Director, Dr. Stephen Flynn, participated in a panel of experts to discuss issues facing the tourism sector due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The event, “Restarting Economies through Tourism: Vaccine Politics, Global Priorities and Destination Realities” was presented by the Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre as part of the Edmund Bartlett Lecture Series.

Cuando ICE toca tu puerta

Los problemas de idioma y las violaciones de derechos civiles son recurrentes en las redadas de inmigración. En la mayoría de los casos, no hay una planificación previa por parte de la policía de cómo proceder durante una redada y las consecuencias que deja en la comunidad. Es muy coḿun que estas redadas se lleven a cabo sin proveer alojamiento adecuado, interpretación del idioma, comida y asistencia para con los niños que son separados de sus familias.
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