Day: October 12, 2020

How Covid Can Help Us Fight Climate Change. Q&A: Gavin Schmidt

Since 2014, Gavin Schmidt has been director of the influential NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, located in New York’s Columbia University. One of the institute’s key objectives is predicting atmospheric and climate changes in the 21st Century – and Schmidt is one of the world’s most trusted guides to the latest data on the …

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Is The Great Online Education Experiment Working? Q&A: Vikas Pota

Vikas Pota is a leading advocate of innovation in education. Whilst running the charitable foundation of Dubai-based billionaire Sunny Varkey, he launched the World Teachers Prize, giving a $1m prize to the winner on the basis that great educators should be celebrated at least as munificently as the stars of other, often less important, professions. …

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Doing The World’s Most Impossible Job. Who Is The Best Ever UN Secretary General?

As the United Nations turns 75, what better time to assess who has been the multilateral giant’s best secretary-general? While the organisation’s many detractors may prefer to debate the identity of the worst, the holders of its highest office must be due some credit if only for its continued existence. So which of the eight …

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