RE: Letter from the Editors

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Dear Globalist readers,

After a hectic close to the academic year, we’re delighted to present the final issue of the 2020-21 publication cycle, RE. Rather than selecting one specific word for the issue as the Globalist traditionally does, we have chosen to focus on the prefix ‘re’—in particular, the idea of reflecting, reimagining, and revisiting events of recent months.

Our writers tackled this unique prompt in a range of ways. Dami Adekeye ‘22 revisited the spread of COVID-19 in Africa and the perceptions of various outbreaks of disease on the conti- nent in recent years. Phoebe Campbell ‘22 explored the rescheduling of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, speaking to six Yale rowers to understand the challenges and the sacrifices involved in targeting a postponed Games. Emma Sargent ‘22 interviewed an alumna of the Globalist, Katharine Kendrick ‘09, who reflected on her time with the magazine and how it has proved surprisingly formative in her career. Finally, in our Research section of this issue, Namra Zulfiqar

‘21 explored foreign aid and economic development in Africa.

We are very proud of this issue, and hope our readers will enjoy exploring each of the articles as much as we did. We look forward to sharing more articles with you this summer and in the coming semester.

Nicole, Phoebe & Sarah