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The New Words of COVID

by Prof. Dr. Dr. Massimo Leone (University of Turin, Shanghai University, and FRIAS, Freiburg Institute of Advanced Studies, University of Freiburg) Language is the essential cognitive resource of human beings. Through it, they can better cope with a changing environment. When change is fast, language changes rapidly too. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the entire...

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Stay Home, Take Care

by Prof. Dr. Johanna Pink (University of Freiburg) The uncertain future of the academic jet set 2018 was one of those years. It started out fairly harmlessly, travel-wise, but then it picked up the pace until I felt I never wanted to see another airport. In April, I went to a workshop in Abu Dhabi....

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After Corona: A Sea of Debt

by Prof. Dr. Oliver Landmann (University of Freiburg) I. Managing the economy during the Corona crisis A deep plunge of economic activity The Corona  pandemic, in conjunction with widespread lockdown measures of governments, has hit the world economy dramatically. In a June 2020 update of its World Economic Outlook, the International Monetary Fund estimates that...

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Social Distance Matters: Towards the Age of Brave New Normal

by Dr. Wai Yip Ho (the Education University of Hong Kong) End of Intimacy: What holds France in the Time of Social Ambiguity? After lifting the national lockdown caused by the outbreak of the coronavirus, France made mask-wearing mandatory in public transport and high schools. This unprecedented situation finds its symbol in masking statues all...

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