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Insights pieces written by the Harvard GRC chapter. A collection of 17 posts
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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Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired: What Covid-19 Tells Us About the History of Racialized Medicine
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Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired: What Covid-19 Tells Us About the History of Racialized Medicine

According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports as of March 15, 2021, race and ethnicity is known for about 53% of individuals who have received at least one Covid-19 vaccine
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AI’s Future Potential in the Lending Industry
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AI’s Future Potential in the Lending Industry

In recent times, Artificial Intelligence (AI) has come to play an increasingly important role within the lending industry. Before these technologies, an employee would have to manually review each loan application before deciding
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The World Needs a Vacation: How Covid-19 Created a Crisis in the Global Tourism Economy
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The World Needs a Vacation: How Covid-19 Created a Crisis in the Global Tourism Economy

In Seychelles, a group of islands off the coast of East Africa that serves as home to just under 100,000 people, tourism comprises around 60% of the country’s 1.7 billion
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Permanently Altered: How Covid-19 Has Impacted Leisure and Travel
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Permanently Altered: How Covid-19 Has Impacted Leisure and Travel

Since last March, Covid-19 has become a global antagonist of the global community. People from every corner of the world have been forced to change their everyday routines in various ways including decreasing
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The Journey Towards Net Zero in Transportation
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The Journey Towards Net Zero in Transportation

In February 2020, a coalition of airlines, airports, and manufacturers known as UK Sustainable Aviation announced they were committing to achieving net-zero carbon emissions by the year 2050 (1)(2). Their claim is
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Unmasking the Impact of Covid-19 on Single-Use Plastic Consumption
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Unmasking the Impact of Covid-19 on Single-Use Plastic Consumption

Plastic usage has been on the rise with annual production now towering over 368 million metric tonnes, and single-use plastic (SUPs) production makes up approximately half of this huge figure (1). Despite a
A New Scramble for Africa: US and Chinese Engagements in the Region
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A New Scramble for Africa: US and Chinese Engagements in the Region

The Mombasa-Nairobi Standard Gauge Railway in Kenya— constructed by the China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC).As of March 13, 2021, the total number of Covid-19 cases in the United States topped 30