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Joseph Dana

Joseph Dana is editor-in-chief of emerge85, a lab that explores change in emerging markets and its global impact. He was previously Monocle's Istanbul bureau chief, among other writing positions he has held in the Middle East. Dana's work has appeared in Le Monde Diplomatique, Bloomberg Businessweek, The Nation and GQ. His reporting and analysis focus on the collision of culture, urbanism, economics and politics. Dana has an MA in European history and philosophy from the Central European University in Budapest.

Articles By Joseph Dana

Omicron is a Wake-Up Call for Global Vaccine Inequality By Joseph Dana - Dec 4, 2021

The discovery of a potentially more transmissible variant of COVID-19 in South Africa last week underlines the need for global cooperation in the fight against the pandemic. Scientists are still scrambling to determine the exact nature of the danger posed by the omicron variant, but that hasn’t stopped much of the world from isolating southern Africa through … Continue reading “Omicron is a Wake-Up Call for Global Vaccine Inequality”

How Blockchain Technology Can Unlock the Ultimate Potential of Our Cities By Joseph Dana - Nov 17, 2021

Since their earliest manifestations, cities have been vital to our collective future. Cities are engines of commerce, thought, culture, and innovation. Even during the downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, cities have demonstrated their persistence and pushed humanity forward with critical leadership on the pressing issues facing the world. We need cities more than ever, … Continue reading “How Blockchain Technology Can Unlock the Ultimate Potential of Our Cities”

How Afrofuturism Can Inspire a Better Post-Pandemic World By Joseph Dana - Oct 4, 2021

They may be works of fiction and art, but the “Black Panther” blockbuster and the “cosmic” compositions of jazz legend Sun Ra represent a genre that could offer inspiration for how we rebuild in a post-pandemic future. Afrofuturism is an artistic movement that reimagines worlds through a Black lens, including science, technology and the arts. … Continue reading “How Afrofuturism Can Inspire a Better Post-Pandemic World”