internal-banner_gps-covid19-webinar-series.jpgThe Global Impacts of COVID-19 - A GPS Webinar Series

We are living through a time of fear and uncertainty. While we struggle to understand the ripple effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, UC San Diego School of Global Policy and Strategy faculty and guest experts have come together to provide weekly seminars to try and help us understand where we might be headed as a global community. Each week we addressed a different sector impacted by the novel coronavirus.

COVID-19 Global Impacts: Education Systems Respond

COVID-19 Global Impacts: Education Systems Respond
June 4
Confirmed speakers: Agustina PaglayanJustin SandefurEmiliana Vegas
Millions of school-aged children are at home. Universities and school districts are moving to online education in the U.S. What about in the rest of the world? We delved into the different ways the education systems around the world are responding to the pandemic, and working to ensure our students stay on track.

COVID-19 Global Impacts: Domestic Unrest – America at War with Itself

COVID-19 Global Impacts: Domestic Unrest – America at War with Itself
May 28
Confirmed speakers: Erica Chenoweth, Christian Davenport, Jesse Driscoll, Barbara F. Walter, Joe Young
Why are Americans at such odds about what should be done about the novel coronavirus? Why have Americans become so polarized, even on issues related to our health? What is the source of polarization regarding the pandemic and, if a pandemic doesn't bring the American public together, what will?

COVID-19 Global Impacts: Labor

COVID-19 Global Impacts: Labor
May 21
Confirmed speakers: Alexander GelberJoshua Graff ZivinElizabeth Lyons
With millions of people forced to remain at home, the labor sector is experiencing historic levels of unemployment. Firms and organizations are mobilizing to accommodate remote work locations - will this become the new normal? And will it be enough to keep the global economy from utter collapse?

COVID-19 Global Impacts: Energy and the Climate

COVID-19 Global Impacts: Energy and the Climate
May 14
Confirmed speakers: Michael Davidson, David Victor
With a rapid shift of policy attention to the virus and economic recovery, how will the energy system change? And what will happen to climate emissions and policy?

COVID-19 Global Impacts: Healthcare and Biomedical Research

COVID-19 Global Impacts: Healthcare and Biomedical Research
May 7
Confirmed speakers: Joshua Graff Zivin, Gordon McCordDrew Senyei
It's all over the news – if we don't flatten the curve, healthcare systems will be overrun by COVID-19 cases, jeopardizing the nation's ability to treat patients. Are the shelter-in-place measures proving effective? Is there hope to be found in biomedical research?

COVID-19 Global Impacts: The Global Economy

COVID-19 Global Impacts: The Global Economy
April 30 | Video
Confirmed speakers: Renee BowenGordon HansonRobert Hormats
Millions unemployed. Unprecedented supply and demand shocks. Stock market losses and massive government spending. How will the global economy survive in the wake of the most devastating pandemic of the modern era?

COVID-19 Global Impacts: Mexico

COVID-19 Global Impacts: Mexico
April 23 | Video
Confirmed speaker: Stefano BertozziRafael Fernández de CastroViridiana RiosJaime Sepúlveda
As the U.S. has become the global epicenter for the pandemic, what are the implications for its southern neighbor? Join Rafael Fernández de Castro, professor and the director of the Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies, Jaime Sepúlveda, Stefano Bertozzi and Viridiana Rios to learn about the situation in Mexico, the government's response and the impact for the border region.

COVID-19 Global Impacts: How Nations Respond

COVID-19 Global Impacts: How Nations Respond
April 16 | Video
Confirmed speakers: Stephan HaggardUlrike SchaedeAmbassador Richard Verma
Responses to the novel coronavirus and the proliferation of COVID-19 cases have varied by country and regime type. Guided by national leaders with dramatically different styles, we take a look across nations and see how Japan, India and other Asian countries outside of China have rolled out their national strategies for containing the pandemic; and take a closer look at who is considered among the best performers.

COVID-19 Global Impacts: U.S.-China Relations

COVID-19 Global Impacts: U.S.-China Relations
April 9 | Video
Confirmed speakers: Susan Shirk, Victor ShihDeborah Seligsohn
Building on an already tense relationship aggravated by the trade war, will the recent War of Words between the U.S. and China lead to further escalation of bilateral tension? Or can a call for humanity and cooperation join the nations in a fight against a common enemy? Join experts from the 21st Century China Center as they explore the issue from all angles.

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