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Global Health and Infectious Diseases

Research links for news, current outbreaks, research and data, legislation, conferences, and primary sources focused on global health and organizations involved in addressing infectious diseases (also known as communicable diseases) such as Ebola, polio, MERS and influenza.

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Audio

HBO History Makers Series With Hans Blix

Speaker: Hans Blix
Presider: Mitchel B. Wallerstein

Hans Blix recounts his experiences leading the UN Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission as it searched for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq in 2002, and as Director General of the IAEA during the Chernobyl Disaster in Ukraine.

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Video

HBO History Makers Series With Hans Blix

Speaker: Hans Blix
Presider: Mitchel B. Wallerstein

Hans Blix recounts his experiences leading the UN Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission as it searched for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq in 2002, and as Director General of the IAEA during the Chernobyl Disaster in Ukraine.

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Other Report

Internet Governance and the ITU: Maintaining the Multistakeholder Approach

Authors: Christian Schaller and Johannes Thimm

Christian Schaller and Johannes Thimm analyze Germany's policy priorities at the ITU conference in Busan, South Korea, arguing that Germany will go to Busan opposed to the expansion of the ITU mandate, but in search of ways to increase the ITU's technical capabilities to broaden access.

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Other Report

Holding the Multistakeholder Line at the ITU

Author: Adam Segal

Adam Segal explains the U.S. approach at the ITU Plenipotentiary Conference in Busan, South Korea, where the United States is looking to defend its approach to Internet governance. Washington and its allies favor the "multistakeholder" model: a bottom-up policy process that includes organizations representing technical experts, governments, businesses, civil society, and individual users.

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Op-Ed

What the 2014 Oil Crash Means

Author: Michael A. Levi
Politico Magazine

As oil prices continue to drop, Michael Levi argues that the benefit to American consumers will outweigh any damage to the U.S. economy. However, how you view this plunge in oil prices "depends a lot on where you live and what work you do."

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