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Professor Brett Anitra Gilbert's current research focuses on fostering economic development and dynamic technology environments in cities with troubled economies and underdeveloped tech sectors. “I’ve been most interested in understanding how these regions develop. What are the components that ultimately make these technology regions work, and what are some of the barriers that keep them from emerging?”- Professor Gilbert

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SIS professor Daniel Bernhofen, an economist and expert on the effects of containerization on world trade, discusses the various reasons why the global supply chain is breaking down and the impact on the economy. 

“The holiday season is very important for many businesses, small and large. Because COVID has accelerated the trend towards e-commerce, small businesses without e-commerce options may struggle to survive, especially if their goods are shipped from China.” - Professor Bernhofen

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Watch the Celebration of Inclusivity in Technology Policy Virtual Event honoring AU alumna and ITU Telecommunications Development Bureau Director Doreen Bogdan-Martin.

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Do Background Checks Reduce Gun Violence?

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Getting a Handle on Blockchain

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