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.

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Governance

All Bets Are Off for Measuring Pandemic Preparedness

Three standard measures don't predict how countries fare in COVID-19—so how do we better prepare for the next pandemic?

Urbanization

Religion and COVID-19—Keeping Faith in the Battle Against Coronavirus

Faith leaders and their organizations can and should serve as crucial allies in the fight against COVID-19—and many are

Governance

Tracking Coronavirus in Countries With and Without Travel Bans

Travel restrictions have neither stopped the spread of this novel coronavirus nor prevented it from becoming a pandemic