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Playing Politics with the World Health Organization

Thursday, April 30, 2020

12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

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The Trump administration’s decision to withdraw funding from the WHO in the midst of a pandemic over accusations of undue Chinese influence has caused shock waves around the world. Join our experts as they explore how the COVID-19 crisis differs from politics as usual, how past pandemics can help us make sense of what's happening now, and what the WHO’s future might look like.


Nitsan Chorev, Harmon Family Professor of Sociology and International and Public Affairs, Watson Institute, Brown University

Jeremy Youde, Dean of College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota Duluth

Moderator: Matthew Kavanagh, Director, Global Policy & Politics Initiative, O’Neill Institute & Department of International Health, Georgetown University