July 20—This is the first of two episodes where we shine the spotlight on China, which is front and center on the world stage. Tony and Dr. Stephen Roach, a Senior Fellow at Yale University’s Jackson School of Global Affairs, discusses China’s ascendancy over the last four decades and the pressures this uber-economic power faces to sustain and even exceed its high growth rate.Dr.
June 30—What will the classroom look like when students return to school? COVID-19 has altered and accelerated changes in the way we educate, including continued remote learning to varying degrees. It also shines a light on a “palpable digital divide” across the student population as far as equitable access to technology.
June 19, 2020—It’s official. The longest economic expansion in U.S. history back to 1854 ended in February 2020, according to the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER).[i] The coronavirus pandemic ended an expansion that chugged along for ten years and eight months, as business closures and social-distancing measures to contain the outbreak brought economic output to a screeching halt in the span of just two months.