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 feature experts from the BSIA (Canada), the Department of Politics & International Studies at the University of Warwick (UK), the School of International Service at American University (USA), the Institute of Strategic Affairs in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), the Department of Politics & Public Administration at the University of Konstanz (Germany) and Ritsumeikan University (Japan) – 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.

Upcoming Events

Thursdays, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

“The Future of Work in a Post-COVID-19 World”
October 1st

Season Two

Video Replays

Racism, Anti-oppression and International Affairs September 17, 2020

China and the World: The Road Ahead September 10, 2020

Season One

Video Replays


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COVID-19 and the Future of International Order June 25, 2020

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COVID-19, Surveillance, Intelligence and Security June 18, 2020

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COVID-19: War, Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution  June 11, 2020

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COVID-19 and Gender Divides   June 4, 2020

COVID-19: Migration, Refugees and Borders   May 21, 2020

Blog 3

COVID-19: Climate Change and Energy   May 14, 2020

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COVID-19 and the Global South   May 7, 2020

COVID-19: Stress Test for the Global Economy   April 30, 2020

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