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Global Insights: COVID-19 and the Global South

May 7, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Link to webinar https://us02web.zoom.us/j/99480209384

Experts will share their evidence-based views on the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on the global south. Issues addressed will include elections, food security, migration, security, justice and human rights.


Ann Fitz-Gerald (moderator), Balsillie School of International Affairs


Jonathan Crush, BSIA and Wilfrid Laurier University, is an expert on migration, food security and hungry cities.

Briony Jones, University of Warwick, researches the nexus between development, peacebuilding and justice.

Hallelujah Lulie, Addis Ababa, researches African security and political elite bargaining.

Anja Osei, University of Konstanz, researches democratisation, electoral autocracy and African politics.

Shirin Rai, University of Warwick, researches gender, governance and development.

Rachel Robinson, American University, is a sociologist and demographer whose research focuses on global health interventions in sub-Saharan Africa, including family planning, HIV/AIDS, and sexuality education.

About the Global Insights series

“Global Insights” is a weekly live-streamed, moderated panel series which provides different national and regional perspectives on big questions currently facing researchers, policymakers and planners worldwide in light of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Global Insights features experts from the BSIA, the Department of Politics & International Studies at the University of Warwick (UK), the School of International Service at American University (US), the Institute of Strategic Affairs in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), and the Department of Politics & Public Administration at the University of Konstanz (Germany) – all leading institutions in the study of international affairs.

This collaborative effort draws on the views of intellectual leaders from various corners of the globe to contribute informed perspectives on a range of different global challenges both during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.

Future sessions will include themes such as The Changing Global Balance of Power; A New Concept of Security; The Future of Democracy; Federalism; Climate Change; Public Health; Technology Innovation; Data, Digitalisation & Governance; Migration and Mobility; and Multilateralism and International Cooperation, and more.

The event is free and open to everyone.

Global Insights logos and speakers photos


May 7, 2020
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Balsillie School of International Affairs, 67 Erb Street West
Waterloo, ON Canada
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