A Multidisciplinary Approach to the Crisis: Fletcher Experts Weigh In
With the focus of the news media squarely on the coronavirus disease pandemic, The Fletcher School's experts have been in high demand to help make sense of the impact of COVID-19 on everything from the economy to the online spread of misinformation about the virus. They've provided insights to the difference in social contracts between nations and how that has impacted government responses in the East vs. the West; they've highlighted implications for potential progress being made on climate action; provided tips for how to work from home in a cyber-secure environment, and shared their on-the-ground medical expertise on infectious diseases as well as insights from inside the military perspective and how the national guard can assist at this time. Some of our professors have penned pieces assessing the political responsiveness of the U.S. government, or the hyper-nationalist politics we're seeing on account of COVID-19. Others have looked at history to project whether there are lessons to be learned regarding populations' political response to politicians in a pandemic or a plague, versus food shortages and famine. Still others have addressed some of the geopolitical impact between nations and separately, assessed how to better prepare next time.
Below, we've shared a guide of quick links to the various media where our faculty, alumni and military fellows have provided interviews, written op-eds and been quoted in news pieces related to the coronavirus.
- Bhaskar Chakravorti, dean of global business and director of Fletcher's Institute for Business in the Global Context
- The Boston Globe: Coronavirus scams are infecting the Internet, but social-media sites are fighting back
- NPR: Fake Facts Are Flying About Coronavirus. Now There's A Plan To Debunk Them
- Al Jazeera: US government under scrutiny over delays in coronavirus testing
- Reuters: Coronavirus pandemic hands Big Tech a chance to burnish its image
- Bloomberg Bay State Business Radio: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/audio/2020-03-18/baystate-business-markets-and-the-economy-radio
- Bloomberg Opinion: As Coronavirus Spreads, So Does Fake News
- Nahid Bhadelia, assistant professor at Fletcher's Henry J. Leir Institute and infectious diseases physician and the medical director of Special Pathogens Unit at Boston University School of Medicine.
- Michael Klein, professor of international economy and former chief economist in the U.S. Treasury Department's Office of International Affairs:
- Inside U.S. Trade: U.S. Trade Flows Face Strong Headwinds Amid Economic Downturn
- Boston Herald: One Boston landlord offers tenants relief as officials mull rent, mortgage moratoriums
- Boston Herald: Biggest economic downturn since Great Depression looms: Experts
- The Boston Globe: The economy is grinding to a halt. Here’s what we need from the feds.
- Bloomberg Baystate Business Radio: Coronavirus, Markets, Tom Brady
- The Independent (Ireland): Economic tide is well and truly out as virus strikes hard
- Sung-Yoon Lee, assistant professor in Korean Studies
- Josephine Wolff, assistant professor of cybersecurity policy
- Dan Drezner, professor of international politics
- Kelly Sims Gallagher, professor of energy and environmental policy, director of Fletcher's Climate Policy Lab and co-director of Fletcher's Center for International Environment & Resource Policy.
- Alex de Waal, research professor and director of the World Peace Foundation
- Monica Toft, professor of international politics and director of Fletcher's Center for Strategic Studies
- Susan Landau, bridge professor in cybersecurity and policy
- Sulmaan Khan, associate professor of international history and Chinese foreign relations and the Denison Chair of History and Diplomacy
- Admiral James Stavridis, dean emeritus
- Lieutenant Colonel Michael Manning, national security fellow