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Pandemic: What International Studies Tells Us

Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

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Students: Join Einaudi Center regional experts for this #SummerPassport webinar--for all undergraduate and graduate students interested in global thinking and action.

The outbreak of a novel coronavirus may be the most significant world event of our century. It's a pandemic--a Greek word that means "all people." Around the world, all of us are experiencing this shared breakdown of public health, economics, and international cooperation.

Experts representing Southeast Asia, Africa, Europe, and Latin America will discuss the big questions facing our major world regions during this global crisis. What are reforms, new ways of thinking, and new challenges that will emerge out of the pandemic?


Rachel Beatty Riedl, Director, Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies


Esra Akcan, 2019-2020 Frieda Miller Fellow, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University; Associate Professor, Michael A. McCarthy Professor of Architectural Theory, Department of Architecture, Cornell University; Member, Cornell Institute for Comparative Modernities. 
Marcelo Borges, Professor of History; Boyd Lee Spahr Chair in the History of the Americas at Dickinson College, and Fellow, Institute for Advanced Studies, Nantes.
Expedit Ologou, Founder, Civic Academy for Africa’s Future, and Director of Politics and Governance Programs at the Friedrich Ebert Foundation in Benin.
Jenny  Goldstein, Assistant Professor in the Department of Global Development at Cornell University, an Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future Faculty Fellow, and a core faculty member of Cornell's Southeast Asian Studies Program at Cornell University. 

Co-sponsored by the Institute for Advanced Studies, Nantes.

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Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies, Comparative Muslim Societies Program, East Asia Program, Southeast Asia Program, Latin American Studies Program, Institute for African Development, Global Cornell, Institute for European Studies, South Asia Program, Global Learning



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Rachel Beatty Reidl, Esra Akcan, Marcelo Borges, Expedit Ologou, Jenny Goldstein

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