All classes for the remainder of the semester will be conducted virtually, and faculty and staff are working remotely until further notice. Given widespread community transmission of COVID-19 in New York City, everyone must observe crucial measures to prevent the virus from spreading further.
With social isolation forcing industries to pause activity, Jason Bordoff says “COVID-19 may deliver some short-term climate benefits by curbing energy use, or even longer-term benefits if economic stimulus is linked to climate goals."
With states making exceptions for "essential employees" to avoid stay-at-home order, Suresh Naidu this gives companies much to think about: “The workers have a lot of bargaining power in the sense that they’re worth a lot to the company right now.”
The COVID-19 epidemic is incredibly difficult to tackle as it is. John Mutter wonders how cities and countries can prepare for natural disasters. "You can’t evacuate New York City, or any other large city, and have everyone maintain their social distance."
Former director of the United States Census Bureau, Kenneth Prewitt says the census has become politicized and it's important now more than ever for university students to complete the census to empower the communities they live in.
Extreme conservatives poisoned talk radio in the 1980s and created a movement against "elite news." Anne Nelson's book, "Shadow Network: Media, Money, and the Secret Hub of the Radical Right" covers how that became the "fight against fake news."
“This outbreak presents an incredible learning opportunity because it just crosses so many issues.... This is a moment for SIPA to stand up,” says Barrett, a leading scholar on transnational and global challenges.