Democracy and COVID-19
From Grant Gibson
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The COVID-19 pandemic has engaged countries in complex battles to save lives and economies. But as the virus continues to spread, is democracy itself at risk of infection? Across the globe the effects on democratic governance are on display – from increased and consolidated executive authority, to the impact on elections and voting. Dean Fritz Mayer and our panel of faculty experts in a lively discussion on the dilemmas facing democracy in the age of COVID-19. Featuring RACHEL EPSTEIN, Associate Dean, Faculty and Research and a professor of international relations and European politics; SANDY JOHNSON, who directs the Global Health Affairs program at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies, where she is also a teaching professor and teaches courses in areas of health and international development; and SINGUMBE MUYEBA, an assistant professor of African studies. His research interests are in urbanization and property rights to land and housing as interventions to the crisis of slums in Africa.