A weekly casual conversation about global topics
Returning to School after COVID
After being stuck in quarantine for months, students have finally gotten used to the online form of education and learning; finding new ways to express and cope with academic needs. The world around us has changed exponentially due to the novel coronavirus which has heavily impacted our 2019-2020 school year. However, what will the next school semester look like? How will school clubs function? What about class schedules? This week's Pontem Talks will discuss the potential outcome and performance of the 2021 school year.
The Tension Between Essential Works and Society
While essential service workers have been hailed as the unparalleled heroes of this pandemic, there are many that claim this 'appreciation' is only performative. Recently, this tension has heightened as many on paid leave are actually receiving more money from government aid than the overworked and underprotected on the front lines.
An increasingly digital world comes with an exponentially increasing number of data. But is this data yours to keep, or is it the property of the company which collected it? Additionally what role and policies should governments adopt in regards to personal data?
Philanthropy and Preparation
When looking back onto the past, would better preparation by countries resulted in a different situation today? In addition, what role should philanthropy play in the current crisis?
How do you stay connected?
Welcome to PontemTalks, a new weekly series by Pontem News. Each week, we will discuss a topic and share our ideas and our opinions on it. This week, "How do you stay connected in this unusual time?"