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New Report on “Regulating Electronic Means to Fight the Spread of COVID-19” Published

Posted by: Jenny Gesley

It appears that COVID-19 will not go away any time soon. As there is currently no known cure or vaccine against it, countries have to find other ways to prevent and mitigate the spread of this infectious disease. Many countries have turned to electronic measures to provide general information and advice on COVID-19, allow people to …

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Join Us on June 25 for a Webinar on Regulating the Use of Technology to Combat COVID-19

Posted by: Jenny Gesley

Currently, there is no known cure or vaccine for COVID-19. Countries therefore have to find other ways to control and mitigate the spread of this infectious disease in order to break the chain of human-to-human transmission. Many governments have turned to electronic measures to provide information to individuals about the COVID-19 pandemic, check symptoms,trace contacts …

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Join Us on March 5 for a Webinar on the IMF, World Bank, and WTO

Posted by: Jenny Gesley

Please join us on March 5, 2020, at 2pm for the webinar “Profiling International Organizations: IMF, World Bank, WTO.” My colleague Elizabeth Boomer and I will provide insight into the history, structure, key functions, and current developments at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank, and the World Trade Organization (WTO). Elizabeth Boomer earned a …

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An Interview with Zeynep Timocin Cantekin, Foreign Law Intern

Posted by: Jenny Gesley

Today’s interview is with Zeynep Timocin Cantekin, a foreign law intern working with Foreign Law Specialist Jenny Gesley at the Global Legal Research Directorate of the Law Library of Congress. Describe your background. I was born and raised in Istanbul, Turkey. After finishing my undergraduate degree in Istanbul, I first moved to London for law …

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An Interview with Anne-Cathérine Stolz, Foreign Law Intern

Posted by: Jenny Gesley

Today’s interview is with Anne-Cathérine Stolz, a foreign law intern working with Jenny Gesley at the Global Legal Research Directorate, Law Library of Congress. Describe your background. I grew up in Wallbach, a very small town in Switzerland close to the German border. I got to see a lot of different sides of Switzerland as …

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New Report on the Regulation of Artificial Intelligence

Posted by: Jenny Gesley

Everybody seems to be talking about artificial intelligence (AI). Some people laud its possibilities, whereas others envisage nightmare scenarios where robots take over. But what is AI exactly and how are countries dealing with it? The Oxford Dictionary defines AI as “the theory and development of computer systems able to perform tasks normally requiring human …