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August 17, 2021

Women and Economic Growth
The Robots are Coming, but We’ll Still Have a Global Digital Underclass

Dr. Mary Gray revealed the hidden realities of the overlooked and undervalued workers driving our economy through their labor—what Gray calls “ghost work.”

A woman inputs data into a computer at the Konga online shopping company warehouse in Lagos.

August 12, 2021

Labor and Employment
The Robots are Coming, but We’ll Still Have a Global Digital Underclass

Dr. Mary Gray revealed the hidden realities of the overlooked and undervalued workers driving our economy through their labor—what Gray calls “ghost work.”

A staff inputs data into a computer at the warehouse of Konga online shopping company in Ilupeju district in Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos

April 8, 2021

State and Local Governments (U.S.)
Broadband and Bridging the Digital Divide

Kathryn de Wit, project manager of the Broadband Access Initiative at Pew Charitable Trusts, and Francella Ochillo, executive director of Next Century Cities, discuss expanding broadband infrastructu…

Play DOCUMENT DATE: July 15, 2013 A NBN Co worker arranges fibre-optic cables used in the National Broadband Network in west Sydney.

June 16, 2021

Women and Women's Rights
Social Justice Movements and Twitter: Digital Revolutions in the United States and Abroad

In recent years, activists in global social movements such as #BlackLivesMatter, #MeToo, and #BringBackOurGirls have harnessed social media to raise awareness of injustice and counter prevailing narr…

Play People holding mobile phones are silhouetted against a backdrop projected with the Twitter logo in this illustration picture taken September 27, 2013.

June 2, 2021

Myanmar
Resistance Amid Digital Totalitarianism: The Case of Myanmar

As the military junta continues to suppress internet access across the country, the people of Myanmar are discovering new techniques of digital resistance.

People flash a three-finger salute as they take part in an anti-coup night protest at Hledan junction in Yangon, Myanmar, March 14, 2021.

September 28, 2020

United States
The Dollar: The World’s Currency

The dollar’s role as the primary reserve currency for the global economy allows the United States to borrow money more easily and impose painful financial sanctions. But some experts say the costs to…

A man counts U.S. dollars at a market in Turkey

May 18, 2021

Cybersecurity
Cyberspace, Digital Technologies, and Reform of Global Health Governance

A new report provides a window into high-level policy thinking about cyberspace, digital technologies, and the future of global health.

A Swiss soldier shows on a mobile device the contact tracking application created by the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne.

June 10, 2021

Southeast Asia
The Digital Silk Road and China’s Technology Influence in Southeast Asia

Dai Mochinaga is a senior researcher at the Keio Research Institute at SFC. China has expanded its influence over Southeast Asia's technological development through its Digital Silk Road (DSR) ini…

China's President Xi Jinping is shown on a screen during the World Internet Conference (WIC) in Wuzhen, Zhejiang province, China, on November 23, 2020.

January 19, 2021

China
The Extension of the Digital Silk Road to Latin America: Advantages and Potential Risks

The Digital Silk Road's extension to Latin America has had both advantages and potential risks for states in Latin America and the Caribbean.

People walk past a Huawei company logo at a bus stop in Mexico City on February 22, 2019.

May 11, 2021

Digital Policy
How the Dictator’s Digital Dilemma Constrains Leaders’ Choices

An excerpt from Steven Feldstein's new book: The Rise of Digital Repression: How Technology Is Reshaping Power, Politics, and Resistance.

China's President Xi Jinping claps after his speech.