April 20, 2024


Photo: Despite warnings not to travel, many Americans are choosing to visit family over the Thanksgiving holiday. Credit: https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-thanksgiving-travel-decisions-coronavirus-20201120-ls4odrxognfbpobi5m4xro4wf4-story.html

Stories to follow:

As you prepare for the much-needed Thanksgiving break, brace yourself before traveling. Suzanne Rowan Kelleher has outlined in Forbes the 10 Riskiest States To Visit with a breakdown of the COVID-19 protocols in each. 

Also, read Vox’s new issue on museums struggling during the pandemic, and what it means for the future of cultural centers. Exploring the uneasiness in walking around an empty Met, the changing structure of hands-on children’s museums, and how the pandemic could reform the “elitist” form of museums, Vox brings in museum leaders and experts to explain the impact on a once-solid industry. 

This week in JPI:

A New Hope for an Impoverished African Nation? Nswana Samukonga explores Zambia’s current fight against corruption. 

Happening this week:

On November 23, at 5:30 PM-6:30 PM EST, learn how to make your favorite holiday dishes in preparation for Thanksgiving next weekend. The event will be live-streamed from the RAN Instagram account: @NYURecentAlumni! 

Or, join in on November 24 at 12:30 PM-2:00 PM EST, on a panel discussing “Protest Cycles and Repression in Iran” by registering here

In your free time: 

Read up on New York Magazine’s opinion piece on creating more effective and sustainable transportations systems in the city. Counting on Biden to create a greener transportation policy in the Big Apple, Justin Davidson shows why New York should come first. 

Finally, check out the 10 best podcasts of 2020 as laid out by Eliana Dockterman in TIME Magazine, gearing away from politics podcasts after the election and presenting shows that “in some way, catered to particular needs in this extraordinary year.” 

This week’s Monday Briefing was brought to you by Justine Creteur.

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