COVID-19: Lessons from the Black Death

January 10, 2022
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.   In trying to understand the potential effects of COVID-19 on society, some commentators have looked to the Black Death […]

COVID-19: Isle of Man Response and Issues for the Future for Small States

December 13, 2021
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.   How have the Isle of Man and other small states responded to these recent weeks of COVID-19? The Isle […]

Reviving Botswana’s Tourism Industry after COVID-19

November 29, 2021
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.   The Botswana tourism sector cannot avoid the threats posed by the current coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Considering that tourism relies on […]

Life Under Lockdown on a Small Island: a Personal Perspective

November 15, 2021
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 […]


Urban-Rural Disconnect: COVID-19 and Sustainability

November 1, 2021
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 […]

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

September 3, 2020
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 […]


Hong Kong Tightens Coronavirus Restrictions

July 31, 2020
Hong Kong has begun to tighten restrictions as coronavirus cases hit record highs (Reuters). Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam reported that more than 100 cases were reported on Sunday, the most since the pandemic began in late January (Reuters). The government has increased testing especially for individuals in high-risk areas (NYT). Social gatherings are now […]

Papua New Guinea Orders Lockdown after first COVID-19 Death

July 31, 2020
Monday, July 27th, Papua New Guinean President, James Marape, ordered the lockdown of the capital city of Port Moresby (Asian Age). The lockdown came after the small nation’s first COVID-19 death and a rapid spike in confirmed cases (Asian Age). Within a day, Marape announced the discovery of twenty-three new positive cases (Asian Age). Before […]

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