This event is part of the Global Pandemics in an Unequal World webinar series.
As COVID-19 unfolds as a global pandemic of unprecedented reach and proportions, one thing that is clear is that it is reinforcing inequality. Not only are low income and marginalized populations more exposed to risks, but the pandemic is likely to entrench inequalities within and between countries. The institutions of 21st century neoliberal capitalism are ill equipped to protect the vulnerable, promote public interest, and prioritize health over commercial profits. Global Pandemics in an Unequal World webinar series will seek to ask: what are the public policies, civil society action, social movements, norms and values, and discourses we need – local, national, and global – to combat inequalities and promote a more egalitarian and sustainable pandemic response?
• Winnie Biyanyima, executive director of UNAIDS
• Mandeep Dhaliwal, director of HIV/AIDS and human rights at the United Nations Development Programme
• Nicoletta Dentico, journalist, director of the Global Health Program at the Society for International Development (SID)
• Manjari Mahajan, associate professor of international affairs & Starr professor and co-director of the India China Institute at The New School
• James Parrott, Director of Economic and Fiscal Policies, Center for New York City Affairs at The New School
The discussion will be moderated by Sakiko Fukuda-Parr, professor and director of the Julien J. Studley Graduate Programs in International Affairs