"Globalization and COVID-19: Learning Lessons in the Midst of the Pandemic"

May 18, 2021 - 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm (already occurred)
Held Via Zoom
  • Registration Required
Event poster featuring a headshot of Jeremy Youde

The Department of Political Science at Amherst College, along with additional funding from the Dean of the Faculty and Provost's Office, the Eastman Fund, and the Lamont Fund, presents a talk by Jeremy Youde, titled "Globalization and COVID-19: Learning Lessons in the Midst of the Pandemic."

In just over a year, COVID-19 has gone from completely unknown to dramatically altering the global landscape. There is much that we still do not know about the virus, but we are starting to see some important truths come to light as we examine how various governments and the international community as a whole have responded. Globalization both increases our mutual vulnerability and provides us with the tools to respond in a coherent and collective manner. While there is much we are yet to learn about the pandemic and how it will continue to play out, we can start to tease out important lessons that can potentially guide the global community so that it can reform itself in order to better respond to this and future pandemics.

Jeremy Youde, Ph.D., is dean for the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD). He is an internationally recognized expert on global health politics. Youde is the author of five books, co-editor of three volumes and author of more than 40 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters. He has also written for outlets like World Politics Review and Duck of Minerva, and he has appeared in Slate, Vox, Nature, ABC Radio National, Science, Sky News and Gizmodo. He is a member of the editorial board of Global Health Governance and is the current chair of the Global Health Section of the International Studies Association.

Ruxandra Paul, assistant professor of political science at Amherst College

This event is free and open to the public.

Registration in advance is required at: https://amherstcollege.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcsfuygrjMuGdelvmpCK8JR...

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

For more information, contact Professor Ruxandra Paul at rpaul@amherst.edu.

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Ruxandra Paul
(413) 542-5909
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