ESID Webinar - The Politics of Managing Covid-19 in China and India: a Comparison
|Dates:||26 November 2020|
|Times:||15:00 - 16:00|
|What is it:||Webinar|
|Organiser:||Faculty of Humanities|
|Who is it for:||University staff, External researchers, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public, Post 16|
|Speaker:||Professor Prerna Singh , Professor Yanzhong Huang|
India and China have responded very differently to the lives and livelihoods threats created by COVID-19 and they have experienced very different outcomes. This webinar explores the different ways in which political factors have shaped policy responses to COVID-19 in China and India and the relationships between scientific/technical analysis of the 'crisis' and political forces. Can the different policy choices and outcomes be explained by broad-brush concepts, such as democracy and autocracy, or are the explanatory factors more nuanced and more deeply rooted in the specificities of domestic politics?
Professor Prerna Singh
Role: Mahatma Gandhi Associate Professor of Political Science & International Studies
Organisation: Brown University, USA
Biography: Responses to Dr Singh's keynote at the ESID 2019 Conference included "mind blowing", "on fire" "outsanding" "moved me so much".
Professor Yanzhong Huang
Role: Director, Center for Global Health Studies at Seton Hall, & Senior Fellow
Organisation: at the Council for Foreign Relations, USA
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