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Vilas Dhar

Vilas Dhar

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Vilas Dhar is President of the Patrick J. McGovern Foundation.

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  1. Will 2024 Be the Year of Responsible AI?
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    Will 2024 Be the Year of Responsible AI?

    Jan 30, 2024 Yolanda Botti-Lodovico & Vilas Dhar highlight three encouraging trends that could change the industry and the world for the better.

  2. A Hybrid Strategy Against Pandemics
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    A Hybrid Strategy Against Pandemics

    Jul 5, 2021 Vilas Dhar & Meaghan English sees lessons in non-state actors' frequent outperformance of governments in responding to the COVID-19 crisis.

  3. How AI Can Promote Social Good
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    How AI Can Promote Social Good

    Sep 20, 2019 Hala Hanna & Vilas Dhar show that big data can be used to help those most in need rather than fattening corporate profits.

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    From Welfare State to Safe State in Latin America

    Jorge G. Castañeda & Carlos Ominami urge the region’s progressives to start treating security as an essential component of social protection.
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    The Urgency of Sovereign-Debt Restructuring

    José Antonio Ocampo highlights the need for a comprehensive mechanism to deliver relief to low- and middle-income countries.
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    The Gaza War Goes Global

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    The escalating war in the Middle East must be understood in a broader context. The fact that the Iranian regime felt emboldened to risk a direct strike on Israel attests to a changing world order in which Western power is increasingly open to challenge.

    considers the implications of Iran’s unprecedented decision to launch a direct strike on Israeli territory.
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    Gender-Neutral Fintech Isn’t Working for Women

    Emmanuel Nyirinkindi & Jessica Schnabel show that the industry is not fully delivering on its promise to accelerate financial inclusion.
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    The Urgency of Palestinian Statehood

    Gareth Evans explains why formal international recognition is crucial to ending the intolerable status quo.
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    Quality Journalism Is More Important than Ever

    Anya Schiffrin, et al. explain how policymakers can support rigorous, objective reporting, just as they provide other public goods.
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    Is India’s Economy Overhyped?

    Shang-Jin Wei argues that the country’s rapid development, while undeniable, conceals deeper structural problems.
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    Negotiating a Bigger, Better World Bank

    Michael Krake & Wempi Saputra explain how a new framework will nudge countries to invest in projects that deliver global public goods.
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    The Ozone Layer’s Recovery Shows How to Protect the Planet

    Robert Redford & Xiye Bastida highlight the critical role of international cooperation in preserving the planet’s habitability.

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