Magazine Article | June 1, 2022

Why Russia's Invasion Of Ukraine Threatens Our Vibrant Life Science Ecosystem

Source: Life Science Leader

By John Fowler

In February, I joined many of my fellow life sciences CEOs in signing a letter calling on our industry to halt investment and business activities in Russia. Putin’s invasion of Ukraine is not only morally repugnant but also highlights an existential struggle unfolding on a global scale between systems of government: plural, multiethnic democracies versus ethno-nationalist autocracies. I posit that only pluralistic democracies committed to the rule of law can support the kind of investment and innovation our industry requires to thrive, while autocracies can’t make the same claim.

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