COVID-19: Recession & Recovery

How much money should the government spend? By Leif Olson During the October 6th meeting of the National Association for Business Economics, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said that the risk of the government spending designed to pull the economy out of the recession is small. Powell has perhaps been more outspoken about fiscal policy... Continue Reading →

The Conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh, Explained

By Adam DuBard In the early morning of September 27, 2020, Azerbaijanian military forces launched a surprise attack into the Nagorno-Karabakh region, a disputed territory between Azerbaijan and Armenia. Although tensions flared in July, the suddenness and intensity of this war have taken many around the world by surprise. In less than a month of... Continue Reading →

LEIF’S CORNER: THE DE-GROWTH MOVEMENT?

Leif Olson In 2019 the UN Environment Programme published its annual Emissions Gap Report, which measures current emissions data against the goals laid out in the 2015 Paris Accords — a global warming progress report for national governments. Unfortunately, most countries have fallen far short of their objective.  Time is running out to keep the... Continue Reading →

Amid a Historic Peace Deal, a People Forgotten

By Adam DuBard On September 15th, President Trump and the White House hosted dignitaries from Israel, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Bahrain for a historic event, as Bahrain and UAE became the third and fourth Arab nations to normalize relations with Israel. Both nations joined Egypt and Jordan, who had previously signed peace treaties... Continue Reading →

Can language learning and cross-cultural exchange thrive virtually? Online learning at the HNC 外语学习与跨文化交流会在虚拟平台兴盛吗?中美中心的线上学习

By Hope Parker 柯梦希 NANJING, China — By January 22nd, 2020, when human-to-human transmission of the novel coronavirus was confirmed, Hopkins-Nanjing Center (HNC) students, faculty and staff had already spread around the world for Lunar New Year holidays and travel. Students were slated to begin spring semester classes on February 24th and were anxiously awaiting... Continue Reading →

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