Transatlantic Webinar: Game Changer or Trend Accelerator? The International Politics of Covid-19

Tuesday 2 June 2020 / 14:30 - 16:00 /

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As countries around the world are struggling with the health effects of Covid-19, the international politics of the novel coronavirus are in flux. In many European countries, the pandemic has been described as the most significant event since the Second World War and policymakers around the world are scrambling to make sense of what a “post-Corona world” could look like. While some identify a game changer in contemporary international politics and the international balance of power, others argue that the pandemic accelerates trends already in place.

To discuss what Covid-19 could mean for international politics going forward, ISDP is convening a group of experts focusing on various parts of U.S.-Europe-Asia relations. Dr. Alice Ekman is a Senior Analyst in charge of Asia at the European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS) and CSCAP-EU Coordinator. Dr. Carla Freeman is Executive Director of the Foreign Policy Institute at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) where she is concurrently Associate Research Professor in China Studies. Dr. Michael Green is senior vice president for Asia and Japan Chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), and Director of Asian Studies and Chair in Modern and Contemporary Japanese Politics and Foreign Policy at the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.

The panel will be followed by an audience Q&A and the event will be moderated by Dr. Niklas Swanström, Executive Director of ISDP.