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COVID Complexities: A Global Town Hall Day 2

09/03/2020 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM MT



COVID Complexities: A Global Town Hall (Day Two)

COVID-19 has touched every part of the world but its effects and the reaction of different countries has been uneven. In an interconnected world we need to understand the pandemic’s impact. Importantly, the progress toward a COVID-19 vaccine and therapeutic treatments is a global pursuit. There are, as well, already no shortage of changes made and those to come in reaction to the global catastrophe – in our communities, technology, health and science, government performance, elections, the global economy and our lifestyles.

A group of World Affairs Councils – nationwide, independent, nonpartisan educational organizations – is joining together with journalists from numerous countries under the aegis of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and other global outlets, are organizing conversations over the course of two evenings. The focus is to help Americans understand the impact of the pandemic in an interactive program open to all.

About the Speakers

September 3, 2020
COVID-19: Global Response and the Future

Featuring: Dr. Sandy Johnson
Director of Global Health Affairs, University of Denver


  • The United States Response and Preparing for the Next Pandemic – Dr. Sandy Johnson, Director of Global Health Affairs, University of Denver
  • Race for a Vaccine – Case Study: Russia – Irina Lagunina, Sr. Journalist and the Editor of special projects at Radio Svoboda, RFE/RL’s Russian language service
  • Impact on Global Peace and Conflict – Susan Stigant, Director of Africa Programs, U.S. Institute of Peace
  • The Race for a Vaccine and Treatments


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