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Julia Gillard

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Julia Gillard, a former prime minister of Australia, is Chair of the Wellcome Trust.

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  1. Climate Change Is a Health Crisis
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    Climate Change Is a Health Crisis

    Nov 1, 2021 Julia Gillard calls for a global strategy to minimize illness and death related to global warming in the coming decades.

  2. Transforming Education After the Pandemic
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    Transforming Education After the Pandemic

    Jun 30, 2021 Julia Gillard calls on governments to ensure learning opportunities for the world’s most vulnerable children.

  3. Closing the Education Gender Gap
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    Closing the Education Gender Gap

    Oct 11, 2017 Julia Gillard emphasizes how much work remains to be done to put girls into school, and then into meaningful work.

  4. Syria and the Refugee Iceberg
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    Syria and the Refugee Iceberg

    Mar 17, 2016 Julia Gillard reminds us that millions more worldwide are displaced by conflict – and all but forgotten.

  5. Winning the Fight For Global Education
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    Winning the Fight For Global Education

    Jul 13, 2015 Julia Gillard argues that all the pieces are in place to uphold the right of all children to go to school.

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    The Key to Unlocking Africa’s Economic Potential

    Landry Signé explains why fostering trade integration and regional value chains is essential for the continent to prosper.
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    Geopolitical Davids and Goliaths

    Harold James considers lessons from smaller countries about how to wield power and influence in the twenty-first century.
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    Preparing for the Next Global Catastrophe

    José Manuel Barroso explains why global leaders must focus on creating equitable response mechanisms ahead of the next crisis.
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    Italy’s Next Government Must Tackle Climate Security

    Luca Bergamaschi shows why the country’s politicians can no longer afford to ignore a major threat to national security.
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    Europe and the New Non-Alignment

    Laurence Tubiana

    Despite the massive civilian suffering in Ukraine, many countries have been wary of taking sides, owing both to a perception of European double standards and to Russia’s leverage over energy and commodity prices. But while new geopolitical dynamics have complicated climate advocacy, they certainly haven't derailed it.

    sees both challenges and opportunities for climate policy in an era of geopolitical fragmentation.
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    The Sting of Climate Risk Is in the Tails

    Mark Cliffe thinks conventional models have overemphasized the long term at the expense of more immediate threats.
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    Should Humanities Professors Be Automated?

    Nicholas Agar considers the implications of recent successes with AI-generated academic research and writing.
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    Should Energy Companies’ Windfall Profits Be Taxed?

    Imposing a one-off tax on energy companies’ extraordinary profits might seem like a no-brainer at a time of soaring inflation, but the idea has more than a few detractors. As policymakers in a growing number of economies move ahead, we asked PS commentators whether they are right to do so.

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    The Global Necessity of American Democracy

    Javier Solana shows why the political health of the United States has become a matter of global concern.

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