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The COVID-19 wake up call on upskilling and reskilling needs around the world

Kevin Mills, Head of Public Sector Partnerships at Coursera, discusses how there is a wake-up call during COVID-19 about upskilling and reskilling needs for global workers.
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What the UK can learn about vital COVID-19 testing

James Raftery, freelance political analyst and researcher, explores the ongoing realities of COVID-19 testing in the UK.
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Digital immunity certificates: The use of tech to transition out of lockdown

Edgar A Whitley, Professor at LSE, co-chair of PCAG and consultant on Ada Lovelace review, highlights the problems with digital immunity certificates and contact tracing apps.
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COVID-19 and crisis management: Reflecting upon challenges faced in the public sector

Dr Phillip Whiteman, Lecturer in Public Policy at the University of Birmingham, reflects on how the public sector has responded to the initial challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Will the UK learn from COVID-19 mistakes affecting vulnerable communities?

Family law Barrister Paula Rhone-Adrien speaks about the suffering of vulnerable people in the wake of COVID-19 mistakes by the UK.
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British Geriatrics Society: “BAME community has disproportionate share of deaths”

The British Geriatrics Society (BGS) comment on how the BAME community is facing a disproportionate share of COVID-19 fatalities.
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Expert comment: Now is the time to prepare for the next pandemic

Professor Martin Michaelis and Dr Mark Wass, University of Kent, School of Biosiences, say it is crucial to overcome COVID-19 and to prepare for the next pandemic.
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The Trump effect: Racism has become fashionable again

Here, Ana González, Partner at Wilson, discusses her work with Central Americans applying for asylum whilst navigating the increasingly hostile attitude toward them, known as The Trump effect.
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Barrister: “All prosecutions under the Coronavirus Act have been unlawful”

Laura Jane Miller, Red Lion Chambers, explains the mistakes made when prosecuting under the Coronavirus Act.
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The expected evolution of the China-UK trade relationship

Dr Yu Jie, associate at LSE IDEAS and senior research fellow at Chatham House, dissects the possible evolution of the China-UK trade relationship.
US-china trade relations, COVID-19

How will COVID-19 impact US-China trade relations?

Gidon Gautel, China Foresight Project Coordinator at LSE IDEAS, discusses how COVID-19 could impact US-China trade relations as the economy attempts to recover.
Organophosphate Chemical Threat Agents, neurotoxicology

Organophosphate Chemical Threat Agents: Contemporary solutions to a historic threat

Here, Jonas Calsbeek, Peter Andrew, Eduardo González, and Pamela J. Lein, talk about Organophosphate Chemical Threat Agents and how to stop their contemporary use.
disadvantaged women

Does working from home disadvantage women?

Professor Patricia Lewis of Kent Business School discusses how the COVID-19 lockdown has disadvantaged women working from home whilst caring for their children.
US-china export controls, Huawei

New US-China export controls could backfire on US tech sector

Xiaomeng Lu, Senior Policy Manager for Asia & US at Access Partnership, examines new US-China export controls to dissect how China will retaliate.
Turkey and COVID-19, Erdoğan

Turkey and COVID-19: Success, turmoil, insecurity and opportunity

Dr Ahmet Erdi Öztürk, expert on Turkish politics, discusses the ongoing realities of Turkey and COVID-19.
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Are some governments using Coronavirus to undermine LGBTQ rights?

Philip Baldwin, LGBTQ activist, talks about how some governments could be using the mandate of Coronavirus measures to undermine LGBTQ rights.
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Human rights barrister calls for Public Inquiry into COVID-19

Sailesh Mehta is a Barrister in Human Rights and Regulatory Law, Red Lion Chambers, who is calling for a Public Inquiry into COVID-19.
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Putin and the pandemic: Testing the paradoxes of Putinism

Professor Richard Sakwa is a seasoned expert on President Putin: Here he unpacks Russian leadership during COVID-19, exploring the paradoxes of Putinism.
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No time for politics in the war against COVID-19?

Dr Benjamin Martill, Associate at LSE IDEAS & Lecturer, University of Edinburgh, asks if there is no time for politics in the war against COVID-19 and provides a compelling response.
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PMQ’s summary: The NHS, PPE acquisition and knife crime

On 29 April, First Secretary Dominic Raab discussed government plans in relation to crucial issues such as PPE acquisition and knife crime.

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