MAY 17, 2020
In our final edition of Comm(Unity), we say farewell to our weekly Comm(Unity) newsletter and welcome a new chapter. This newsletter began to combat the preliminary isolation (and boredom!) of quarantine. As our country begins to open up, we are happy to share upcoming programming, exciting initiatives and additional ways to engage with you all!. We’ll still provide weekly live programs on State of the World so keep tabs on our calendar, YouTube channel and podcast!
On our latest episode — On May 7, Colonial Pipeline, which is responsible for about 45% of the East Coast fuel supply, was hit with a crippling ransomware attack. An attack of this scale on U.S. critical infrastructure is unprecedented. Unprecedented, but not unexpected. Arthur House, former Cybersecurity Risk Officer for the State of Connecticut, Cybersecurity Policy Advisor to Connecticut’s Secretary of the State and Adjunct Professor at the University of Connecticut.
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Weekly Article Roundup
Follow along with the CTWAC staff on this week’s article roundup:
The world is watching the Middle East right now as the worst ethnic violence in years breaks out between Israel and Palestine
Some experts argue that this war will never end – it has become identity
LISTEN TO OUR ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION FEAT. DR. STEVEN COOK
It’s no secret (anymore) that the U.S. needs better cybersecurity, so how can operational collaboration improve cyber capability and response?
Future challenges will require public-private processes and relationships
WATCH OUR EPISODE FEAT. ARTHUR HOUSE
The antidote to Biden’s domestically-focused foreign policy approach may very well be commitment to a feminist foreign policy
The global stage is set for America to take a new leadership role
WATCH OUR EPISODE FEAT. STEPHENIE FOSTER
China is trying to lead and shape the blockchain space by pitching a new initiative, the Blockchain-based Service Network
It’s digital national currency and homegrown GPS are just the beginning
WATCH OUR EPISODE FEAT. YAYA FANUSIE
Myanmar’s generals recently marked 100 days of self-proclaimed rule, but the battle for the country is far from over
What has happened since the coup on February 1st and what happens next?
WATCH OUR EPISODE FEAT. AMB. DEREK MITCHELL
Argentine comic Mafalda has explored complex issues since its creation in 1964 and this book analyzes how humor can shape resistance
Check out this podcast covering “aspirational stories about defying gravity” from the National Air and Space Museum
The orange seems like an unlikely place to examine the Israel-Palestine conflict but its ideological significance is displayed in this film
Strengthen cyber defenses and thwart attackers by completing a series of challenges
This bright paneer features spring-y veggies like sugar snap peas and spices you’d find in traditional matar paneer. The best part? It requires just one skillet.
Global Good News
A final CTWAC exclusive cartoon:
Thank you all for being a part of this Comm(Unity), staying in touch with recommendations, sending feedback on recipes and sharing a laugh from the cartoons throughout the past year. Stay tuned for a big announcement, more community roundtables to hear your feedback, and lots of exciting things to come ahead! We can’t wait to share with you soon.
-The CTWAC Team
Image Credits:  Arthur House: Nick Caito Roya Hakakian: Twitter @RoyaTheWriter President Biden: Gage Skidmore via Flickr Mafalda: Quino Paneer: PHOTO BY SOHLA EL-WAYLLY, FOOD STYLING BY SOHLA EL-WAYLLY via Epicurious Seals: Seal Rescue Ireland website Cartoon: Caroline Schaefer Megan Torrey: Caroline Schaefer
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