Redlining: Structural Racism and Climate Injustice in the U.S.

The 1937 Home Owners’ Loan Corporation map of Oakland, California. National Archives and Records Administration 2020 stands out as a year of staggering political turbulence in the United States. With over 340,000 deaths from COVID-19 in 2020 alone, widespread Black Lives Matter protests and a monumental presidential election, it may seem easy to forget the … Continue reading Redlining: Structural Racism and Climate Injustice in the U.S.

Developed and Developing: A Critique of the Way We See the World

Photo by Ivan Bandura Growing up in a western European country, it is hard to avoid the terms ‘developed’ and ‘developing’ as a framework for viewing the entire world. A brief online search reveals dozens of articles from the Financial Times, the Guardian, the Economist and other news sources using this language, and here at Oxford … Continue reading Developed and Developing: A Critique of the Way We See the World

Partisan Pandemic: Public Health in the Age of Trump

Coronavirus has been an inescapable headline for most of this year and stands in a position to dominate discussion for the foreseeable future. Consequently, the analysis of what governments and institutions should have done differently becoming a keen topic of debate. One lesson learnt from the pandemic is already clear: America’s deep fault lines of … Continue reading Partisan Pandemic: Public Health in the Age of Trump

COVID-19 and the Developing World: An Update

So far the UK has managed to stay within the capacity of its ventilator stock, despite early concerns that it would be insufficient. With over 11,000 of the potentially life saving machines, there is one for roughly every 6,000 people in the UK. By contrast, the New York Times estimates that there are over 20 … Continue reading COVID-19 and the Developing World: An Update

COVID-19: Some Thoughts on the Developing World

As this is my first President's post, hopefully of many, since Mia and I were elected as co-Presidents for next term, I had planned to do a bit of an introduction and an overview of our plans for OxSID over the coming months. But with the  pandemic rapidly entering every aspect of day-to-day life and … Continue reading COVID-19: Some Thoughts on the Developing World