COVID COMPLEXITIES: A GLOBAL TOWN HALL

COVID COMPLEXITIES: A GLOBAL TOWN HALL

Thanks to the International Relations Council of Kansas City, the World Affairs Council of Tennessee and the World Denver for a successful collaboration!

Two Nights of compelling, internationally acclaimed speakers via ZOOM conference!

September 2 and 3

See video of first night with Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, internationally acclaimed expert in International Affairs at the University of Pennsylvania, and expert panel moderated by WACH President Joyce Davis, with Niusha Boghrati, Executive Editor, Radio Farda; Nadia Yfen Tsao, Director of Mandarin Service, Radio Free Asia; Linord Moudou, Africa Service, Voice of America and Henry Flores, Unbound of Kansas City.

The World Affairs Council of Harrisburg joined councils throughout the country to inform Americans about the impact of COVID-19 around the world.

COVID Complexities: A Global Town Hall brought together reporters from Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, as well as internationally acclaimed health experts to explore how the coronavirus has affected the developing world, as well as the United States and Europe.

Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel is opening keynote and will provide an overview of what we now know about COVID-19 and what we still are trying to figure out.

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Panel One — COVID-19: Impact in the Developing World

  • Welcome – Matthew Hughes, Executive Director, International Relations Council, Kansas City
  • Introduction – Patrick Ryan, President, Tennessee World Affairs Council
  • Keynote – Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, MD, PhD, Vice Provost for Global Initiatives, University of Pennsylvania; former White House health policy advisor (Confirmed)

    Moderator – Joyce Davis, President & CEO, World Affairs Council of Harrisburg

    Panel
  • China, WHO and Origins of the Pandemic – Yu Fen (Nadia) Tsao, Executive Director, Radio Free Asia – Mandarin Service (Confirmed)
  • Case Study: Latin America – Henry Flores, Regional Reporter Director, Unbound (Confirmed)
  • Case Study: Africa – Linord Moudou is the Health Correspondent for VOA’s daily TV show Africa54, VOA’s Sr health reporter for Africa (Confirmed)
  • Case Study: Iran – Niusha Boghrati, Executive Editor of Radio Farda, RFE/RL’s Iranian Service (Confirmed)
  • Closing Remarks
  • Adjournment – John Krieger, Executive Director, WorldDenver

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2020

Panel Two – COVID-19: Coping with Global Chaos


         Welcome – Matthew Hughes, Executive Director, International Relations Council, Kansas City

         Introduction – Patrick Ryan, President, Tennessee World Affairs Council

         Keynote – TBD
       
         Moderator
 – Joyce Davis, President & CEO

World Affairs Council of Harrisburg 


Panel

  • The United States Response and Preparing for the Next Pandemic – Dr. Sandy Johnson, PhD, Director of Global Health Affairs, University of Denver (Confirmed)
  • Impact on Global Peace and Conflict – Susan Stigant, Director of Africa Programs, U.S. Institute of Peace (Confirmed)
  • 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. (Confirmed)
  • Adjournment – John Krieger, Executive Director, WorldDenver

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