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World Review: Extreme Weather, Cyber Threats, & the Delta Variant

World Review

Nirmal Ghosh, Carla Anne Robbins, and Steve Erlanger join Ivo Daalder to discuss the week's top news stories.

Flooding in Europe

Liberty and Justice in a Surveillance State


The Economist’s Jon Fasman previews his new book, “We See it All,” in an exclusive conversation with Council members on the legal, political, and moral implications on the rise of surveillance state powers in the US and across the world.

A man wearing a face mask walks past surveillance cameras following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Shanghai, China

Commentary & Analysis

The Real-Life Risks of Our Digital World

In the News
Foreign Policy
Robert Muggah

Our reliance on data and devices has made us extremely vulnerable. The first step is knowing where everything is.

Science, Technology and Innovation

Rural America Needs Internet Access

In the News
The Hill
Dan Glickman

Dan Glickman discusses the need for internet access in rural America.

Science, Technology and Innovation


SolarWinds Hack: Americans Prefer Sanctions over Retaliatory Cyberattack against Russia

Public Opinion Survey by Coauthors

Dina Smeltz and Brendan Helm analyze new public opinion data showing there is partisan agreement on how best to respond to the recent Russian hack.

Computer hardware
Michael Dziedzic
Public Opinion

Unlocking the Potential of Civic Technology

Working Paper by Kris Hartley

Safeguarding methods of democratic influence is a core strategic mandate for city governments to legitimize technology.

Google-engineered humanoid robot.
Global Cities