Democracy Matters: The Challenges Posed by COVID-19 —and What Policy Makers Can Do About It

September 22, 2020 | 12:30pm - 1:50pm | Zoom Webinar

Speakers for 9/22: Ran Abramitzky

Marshall Burke — Pandemic and air pollution

Matt Gentzkow — Polarization and Public Health

Pamela Karlan — COVID-19, Election 20

Erin Mordecai — Long-Term Intervention Strategies for COVID-19

Registration is open to Stanford community members with a @stanford.edu email address.

For the general public: This event will be live-streamed. A link will be provided to the live stream closer to the event.

The video of the webinar will be posted to humsci.stanford.edu.

Should the U.S. close its border to immigrants? What are the ramifications of income inequality? How has COVID-19 changed life as we know it?  Why are Americans so politically polarized? How can we address racial injustice?

As the 2020 election approaches, faculty members from across Stanford will explore and examine some of the biggest challenges facing society today. Each week will be dedicated to a different topic, ranging from health care and the economy to racial injustice and challenges to democracy.

Faculty with expertise in philosophy, economics, law, political science, psychology, medicine, history, and more will come together for lively conversations about the issues not only shaping this election season but also the nation and world at large.

There will also be Q&A following the initial discussion.

The webinar will be recorded and the link to the video shared on this event page.

9/15: https://events.stanford.edu/events/886/88695/

Recorded Event 9/15: https://youtu.be/uJ8ZRLF_l_I

9/29: https://events.stanford.edu/events/887/88700/

10/06: https://events.stanford.edu/events/886/88699/

10/13: https://events.stanford.edu/events/887/88701/

10/20: https://events.stanford.edu/events/887/88702/

10/27: https://events.stanford.edu/events/887/88703/

11/10: https://events.stanford.edu/events/887/88704/

11/17: https://events.stanford.edu/events/887/88705/

Full event information: http://events.stanford.edu/events/886/88698

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Location: Zoom Webinar

Contact Email: fmartz@stanford.edu