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Insights pieces written by the Harvard GRC chapter. A collection of 26 posts
The Effect of Covid-19 on Economic Inequality
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The Effect of Covid-19 on Economic Inequality

Today, the magnitude of the economic inequality present in the United States is no secret. Since the year 1980, the top 1% of households in the nation have doubled their portion of the
The Tragedy of Workplace Gender Inequality: Why Fewer Women Occupy Managerial Positions
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The Tragedy of Workplace Gender Inequality: Why Fewer Women Occupy Managerial Positions

This article consists of two interviews, one with Professor Laura Kray and one with organizational psychologist and doctoral researcher Sonya Mishra, both of the Haas School of Business at the University of California,
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Quantum Computing and its Effects on Our Productivity
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Quantum Computing and its Effects on Our Productivity

What is quantum computing? According to the International Business Machines Corporation, “quantum computing harnesses the phenomena of quantum mechanics to deliver a huge leap forward in computation to solve certain problems” (1). In
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The State of the World's Children
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The State of the World's Children

In 1959, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child (1). We — as a global community — thus began to hold these truths to be self-evident, that the
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The Complexity Around Fair Trade
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The Complexity Around Fair Trade

The rise of fair trade can stem all the way back to the age of colonization when traders exploited countries in Asia, South America, and Asia of their commodities. While traders profited off
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Diversity and Inclusion in Outdoor Sports
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Diversity and Inclusion in Outdoor Sports

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, outdoor recreation has come to the forefront of social life as an important asset in improving people’s mental and physical health during a time of intense isolation and
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GRC Project Spotlight: FRAXA
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GRC Project Spotlight: FRAXA

On the evening of July 22, 2020, over 60 monuments around the world were illuminated teal. These lightings were part of the #TealTakeover campaign initiated to commemorate Fragile X Awareness Day. Organized by
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ESG: A New Mindset for Investing
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ESG: A New Mindset for Investing

For many outside the industry, the lexicon used by the world’s financial leaders and firms can often seem built more on buzzwords than meaning, with terms rising and falling out of fashion
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Vaccine Nationalism and Inequities in the Global Vaccination Campaign
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Vaccine Nationalism and Inequities in the Global Vaccination Campaign

As of May 1, 2021, India registered a record 400,000 new Covid-19 cases as its health systems buckles under a surge of new infections (1). Hospitals in Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, and Uttar
COVID-19’s Impact on America’s Food System
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COVID-19’s Impact on America’s Food System

Since the COVID-19 pandemic hit the United States of America, people across the country have been heavily impacted economically, socially, and physically. COVID-19 has exposed a multitude of problems outside of only the
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China’s Current and Future Role in Climate Change
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China’s Current and Future Role in Climate Change

Spurred by an increasingly industrialized world since the mid-20th century, climate change and global warming have risen to the forefront of international issues that have and will continue to define environmental policy for
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Climate Change and Climate Justice in the Pacific Islands
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Climate Change and Climate Justice in the Pacific Islands

The U.N. International Organization for Migration projects that there will be 200 million climate change migrants by 2050 (1). Some estimates range up to a billion, or more than one in every
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Environmental Destruction Predating Climate Change Has Plagued Low-Income Communities of Color for Decades
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Environmental Destruction Predating Climate Change Has Plagued Low-Income Communities of Color for Decades

As environmental disasters strike with greater frequency, the conversation around climate action is at its peak. In the last year alone, the United States lost $95 billion in damages resulting from record-breaking climate
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3D-Printed Buildings: Concrete Advances
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3D-Printed Buildings: Concrete Advances

When many think of 3D printing, they probably imagine a desktop printer about the size of a toaster oven layering thin strands of plastic or resin to build small, unique shapes. They probably
Intellectual Property and Public Health clash over Covid-19
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Intellectual Property and Public Health clash over Covid-19

Intellectual property is a field of law that is critical to be aware of in understanding inequities in access to medicine and especially relevant in the time of Covid. Before understanding how Intellectual
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Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy
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Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy

The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on our macro-level societal functions and our micro-level personal lives cannot be understated. The pandemic has brought serious — and perhaps lasting — changes to how many of us
The AI/ML Revolution in Agriculture
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The AI/ML Revolution in Agriculture

As one of the biggest producers of agricultural goods in the world, the United States features domestic economic and social development that is deeply intertwined with the continual growth of its agricultural sector.
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An In-Depth Look at Wall Street's Latest Phenomenon: SPACs
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An In-Depth Look at Wall Street's Latest Phenomenon: SPACs

Over the course of the pandemic, methods for companies going public other than traditional IPOs have expanded to include using SPACs. SPACs, otherwise known as special purpose acquisition companies or blank check companies,
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Pregnancy during a Pandemic: Covid-19’s Pronounced Effect on Women’s Health in Southeast Asia
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Pregnancy during a Pandemic: Covid-19’s Pronounced Effect on Women’s Health in Southeast Asia

Over the past year, the Covid-19 pandemic has claimed over half a million lives in the United States alone. While resources such as personal protective equipment and vaccines are a step in the
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