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Essay Symposium

The Global Governance in the Age of COVID project has convened leading professionals in history, law, politics, and global affairs to discuss what the COVID-19 crisis is revealing about our lives and institutions. The essays that follow represent a diverse snapshot of views that aim to make sense of our current condition and its relation to the past and the future. They are a complement to the webinars hosted by the Weinberg College Center for International and Area Studies in the autumn of 2020. 

Ayşe Zarakol

Did the COVID19 Pandemic End the ‘Long Twentieth Century’?

Ayşe Zarakol

Reader in International Relations and Fellow of Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge

Author of After Defeat: How the East Learned to Live with the West

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Pandemic Politics, Law, and the Re-Negotiation of the Human Right to Health

Anna Holzscheiter

Professor of International Politics, Technische Universität Dresden (TU Dresden)

Head, Governance for Global Health Research Group, WZB Berlin Social Science Center

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Global Health Governance by Information: Confronting the Costs of Cooperation

Jacob Katz Cogan

Judge Joseph P. Kinneary Professor of Law, University of Cincinnati College of Law

Deputy Editor, Human Rights Quarterly

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COVID19 and UN Peacekeeping: Posing Existing Global Governance Questions with New Urgency

Katharina P. Coleman

Associate Professor of Political Science, University of British Columbia

Author, International Organisations and Peace Enforcement

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COVID-19, International Law and the Sustainable Development Goals

Ian Johnstone

Professor of International Law, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University

Author, The Power of Deliberation: International Law, Politics and Organizations

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COVID-19, Democracy, and Global Governance: Using Convening Power to Build Back Better

Catherine Hecht

Former Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Global Cooperation Research, University of Duisburg-Essen

Former Post-Doctoral Fellow, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

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