Samantha Kiernan

Samantha Kiernan is a research associate on global health, economics, and development at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). She previously worked as an outreach and analysis consultant at the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East and interned with the nonprofit buildOn, U.S. Department of State, and Irish Parliament. Samantha graduated from Brown University with a bachelor’s degree in international relations and a regional focus on China.

Governance

The Inequity of Vaccine Passports

Tracking the global use of COVID-19 vaccine certificates

Governance

Vaccine Spheres of Influence Tracker

Tracking COVID-19 vaccine administration and access around the world

Urbanization

Where the Sidewalk Ends

The implications of COVID-19 for urban health

Gender

Writing a More Inclusive Playbook: How COVID-19 Is Impacting LGBTQ+ Communities Around the World

Policymakers should heed lessons learned in 2020 to craft a more inclusive and effective pandemic response

Migration

There Is No Place Like Home for the Holidays

U.S. air travel reaches record levels during the pandemic as COVID-19 cases surge across the country

Governance

Holding Incumbents Accountable: COVID-19 at the Ballot Box

Lessons from elections during the pandemic in Dominican Republic, New Zealand, Poland, Singapore, and South Korea