POSS Team: SEGL+
Team Captain: Fabriciana De Soriano
Team Members: Torin Harris, Isabel Gray, Zain Blair

Synopsis: Our project focused on researching problems and potential solutions relevant to the impact of COVID-19 on globalization. This led us to explore post-crisis policy implications and the process of recovering a global economy. We investigated the moral responsibility of global leaders to create equitable systems. Our team recommended creating the Interconnected Independence Policy Organization (IIPO) and integrating an intergenerational lens when addressing crises. As students, we focused on potential policy changes that would mitigate the heightened inequalities that have resulted from COVID-19. We are motivated to create a comprehensive plan to optimize learning, security, and safety on an international level.

Pandemics and Globalization: Economics, Culture and Policy

Pandemics and Globalization

POSS Team: SEGL+ (United States)

Synopsis: Our project focused on researching problems and potential solutions relevant to the impact of COVID-19 on globalization. This led us to explore post-crisis policy implications and the process of recovering a global economy. We investigated the moral responsibility of global leaders to create equitable systems. Our team recommended creating the Interconnected Independence Policy Organization (IIPO) and integrating an intergenerational lens when addressing crises. As students, we focused on potential policy changes that would mitigate the heightened inequalities that have resulted from COVID-19. We are motivated to create a comprehensive plan to optimize learning, security, and safety on an international level.

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