With our international initiatives, global partners, and network of regional and topical experts, GPII is uniquely positioned to assess the many aspects of global crisis. This blog hosts articles from scholars and practitioners – one component of the Addressing Global Crisis Project. Click here to learn more.

Life Under Lockdown on a Small Island: a Personal Perspective


This article was first published by American University in Cairo’s Cairo Review of Global Affairs. It was published as part of UCF’s partnership with AUC, thanks to the generous support of Jonathan and Nancy Wolf.   As a frequent traveler to China, having been to several cities there in November and to Hong Kong in […]
Posted November 15, 2021

Urban-Rural Disconnect: COVID-19 and Sustainability


This article was first published by American University in Cairo’s Cairo Review of Global Affairs. It was published as part of UCF’s partnership with AUC, thanks to the generous support of Jonathan and Nancy Wolf.   Societal sustainability rests on the three interconnected pillars of water, energy and food, the WEF Nexus. Supply and demand […]
Posted November 1, 2021

U.S. Uncertainty Doesn’t End With Afghanistan


For its own good, and for that of the world as a whole, the United States must clarify its mission and understand its priorities, writes David Dumke The recent US withdrawal from Afghanistan did not look good. Scenes of Afghans desperately trying to escape the victorious Taliban and the death of 13 service members served […]
Posted October 28, 2021

Failed Coups but Successful Transition? Contextualizing Sudan’s Latest Coup


This article was first published by American University in Cairo’s Cairo Review of Global Affairs. It was published as part of UCF’s partnership with AUC, thanks to the generous support of Jonathan and Nancy Wolf.   On September 21, 2021, members of the Sudanese military attempted to overthrow the government of Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok […]
Posted October 19, 2021

To Survive Crises, We Need to Be Good to Each Other


The global pandemic caused by COVID-19, climate change, and racism all have some unfortunate similarities. They are all global crises and they all have a death toll. They each cause the most harm to the least well-off in society, and they all lay bare our structures of social inequality. And they all are made worse […]
Posted September 3, 2020


Oppression, Suppression, Willful blindness: One Artist’s Stand


Tell us about yourself in a nutshell. What would you say makes your work unique? I am an interdisciplinary visual artist and UCF Associate professor of studio art. What makes my art unique? I move between disciplines -drawing, sculpture, video and live performance- to best get my points across instead of only working in one […]
Posted July 8, 2020


What Would “Defunding the Police” Mean for Anti-Human Trafficking Efforts?


There is currently a call to “defund” policing agencies to eliminate police brutality and/or use of excessive force. In a June 8, 2020 article, Patrisse Cullors, a co-founder of Black Lives Matter, is quoted as saying that, “It’s not just about taking money away from the police, it’s about reinvesting those dollars into black communities. […]
Posted June 9, 2020

Botswana Tourism Sector Emerges Hard Hit by the Coronavirus Global Pandemic


The Botswana tourism sector faces many threats ranging from climate change, humanitarian crisis and health issues, the current Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) being a case in point. It does not come as a surprise that the sector has not escaped the brunt of the global pandemic considering that it involves interactions among people. The United […]
Posted June 3, 2020

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