Stories to follow:
President Trump’s diagnosis of COVID-19: With only a few weeks left until Election Day, President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump have been diagnosed with COVID-19. On Saturday, President Trump’s doctors announced that he was “doing very well” and will continue to be treated at Walter Reed Medical Center for several days. The president’s diagnosis is expected to further complicate the upcoming election.
U.N. Secretary-General: World in ‘shadow of nuclear catastrophe’: On Friday, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned that the world is living “in the shadow of nuclear catastrophe,” which has been fueled by escalating distrust among the nuclear powers. At a high-level meeting to commemorate the recent International Day for Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, he mentioned strains between countries that possess nuclear weapons and thus “have increased nuclear risks.” Guterres, as an example, has expressed concerns at the growing tensions between the Trump administration and China.
Happening this week:
“Climate Change: The Governance Challenge” on Wednesday, October 7: RSVP here.
“CSD Series: Political Violence and Oil in Africa: The Case of Nigeria” on Tuesday, October 6 at 12:30 p.m. RSVP here.
In your free time:
Check out Mindful NYU’s yoga and meditation classes: https://linktr.ee/
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