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Helga Nowotny

Helga Nowotny

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Helga Nowotny is a former president of the European Research Council and Professor Emerita of Science and Technology Studies at ETH Zurich.

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  1. Climate Change Action Cannot Ignore Social Issues
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    Climate Change Action Cannot Ignore Social Issues

    Jan 2, 2019 Marc Fleurbaey, et al. argue that an environmentally-centered, technocratic push to halt global warming is destined to fail.

  2. Harnessing the Hope of Social Science
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    Harnessing the Hope of Social Science

    Jan 31, 2017 Helga Nowotny points out that researchers have been studying the root causes of recent political shocks for years.

  3. A Scientific Outlook for a Post-Factual World
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    A Scientific Outlook for a Post-Factual World

    Nov 29, 2016 Helga Nowotny says that the best way to manage uncertainty is to embrace it in the spirit of free inquiry.

  4. Fulfilling the Genomic Promise
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    Fulfilling the Genomic Promise

    Jul 9, 2013 Helga Nowotny

  5. Can Science Save Europe?
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    Can Science Save Europe?

    Jun 4, 2012 Helga Nowotny

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    Carbon Credits Hold the Key to Combating Deforestation

    Roselyn Fosuah Adjei explains how nature-based offsets could help reduce emissions and benefit local communities.
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    Alexei Navalny Did Not Die for Nothing

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    The Russian opposition leader faced a dilemma that all dissenters in authoritarian states must grapple with: live in exile and fade into obscurity, or confront an oppressive regime and risk imprisonment and torture. Navalny’s choice – and the price he paid for making it – will inspire dissidents for generations to come.

    highlights the crucial role of political martyrs in inspiring resistance to oppressive regimes.
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    The Submergence of Emerging Markets

    Andrés Velasco worries that major middle-income economies are facing a prolonged slowdown, jeopardizing global convergence.
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    How AI Could Reshape Medicine

    Junaid Nabi highlights the new technology’s potential to transform how we diagnose, treat, and prevent diseases.
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    Making Bretton Woods Work for Africa

    Hippolyte Fofack envisions a reformed global financial architecture that provides equal access to long-term patient capital.
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    Making Sense of Society

    Michael Spence considers why a healthy civil society is crucial to good governance and inclusive prosperity.
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    Shock Therapy Killed Navalny

    Antara Haldar argues that while Vladimir Putin bears responsibility, so do the economic policies that put him in power.
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    Putin’s Silk Road Around Sanctions

    Robin Brooks & Simon Johnson urge Europe and the G7 to stop the re-export of Western goods to Russia from Central Asia and the Caucasus.
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    To Fight Climate Change, End Fossil-Fuel Subsidies

    Günther Thallinger & Ludovic Subran urge policymakers to recognize the true costs of a policy that harms the planet and does not help the poor.

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