DOC Webinar Series On Global Pandemic: The Way Forward

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The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatic implications for geopolitics, for global economics and for everyone’s lives. Amid this, the Dialogue of Civilisations (DOC), an independent think tank based in Berlin, has launched new webinar series ‘Global Pandemic: The Way forward’ aimed to foster global dialogue and cooperation during the virus crisis.

With many of us being confined to homes, global dialogue is more necessary than ever at this time as global challenges indeed require international cooperation, not just national responses, the DOC said.

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Throughout April, the three webinars will feature speakers from around the world exploring the consequences of the coronavirus crisis and its potential transformational effects longer-term. Each webinar will focus on one of the three spheres that the DOC specialises in: Economics, Geopolitics, and Cultures & Civilizations.

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Thursday 9 April at 16:30 IST: Economics and the threat of global recession with Jomo Kwame Sundaram, James K. Galbraith, and Vladimir Popov

Discussion includes:

  • Depression and recovery forecasted
  • Emerging economic models – analysing crisis impact
  • Global supply chains explained
  • Production, trade, and work – imagining a post-crisis world

  • Jomo Kwame Sundaram is former United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Economic Development.
  • James K. Galbraith is an economist and professor at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, former advisor to the Sanders presidential campaign.
  • Vladimir Popov is a former senior advisor at the UN dept. for Economic and Social Affairs and current research director at the DOC.

2. Tuesday 21 April at 16:30 IST: Geopolitics, crisis management, and world-order reform with Wang Huiyao, Shada Islam and Suresh Prabhu

Discussion includes:

  • Prospects for cross-border cooperation or closed-border nationalism
  • International relations ‘reset’ – hopes for crisis-induced renewal
  • Assessments of global alliances

  • Dr Wang Huiyao is the President and Co-Founder of the Center for China and Globalization.
  • Shada Islam is the Director of Europe and Geopolitics at Friends of Europe.
  • Suresh Prabhu is India’s Sherpa to the G20.

3. Wednesday 29 April at 16:30 IST: Culture, civilisations, and humanity in dialogue with KJ Alphons, Ruben Vardanyan and Hakima Al Haité

Discussion includes:

  • Crisis provocations – the point of departure for a new narrative on humanity 
  • Existential questions – the likely consequences for cooperative dialogue among cultures

  • KJ Alphons is the former Minister of Culture of India, member of Indian Parliament.
  • Ruben Vardanyan is an entrepreneur and philanthropist, and co-founder of Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO.
  • Hakima Al Haité is a climate change scientist and politician, President of International Liberal former Vice President of the COP21 and former Minister of Environment in Morocco.
Go News India is in partnership with DOC research institute and will be broadcasting all webinars from April 9 to April 29 on its website and social media handles.

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