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Democracy in Crisis? Science and Political Decision-making during the Covid-19 Pandemic

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Panel discussion

Datum: Donnerstag, 5. bis Freitag, 6. September 2024
Ort: German Historical Institute Washington, 1607 New Hampshire Avenue, NW Washington DC 20009, USA

While the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic continues to reverberate through societies around the globe, the public focus has shifted to other pressing issues. This panel discussion jointly organized by the GHI Washington and the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina provides an opportunity to explore emerging narratives and historical assessments of a health crisis unprecedented in scope and global impact. Given the continued globalization of expertise before the pandemic, how did medical and public health professionals and politicians navigate cross-border assessments, on the one hand, and local political circumstances and pressures, on the other? How does the role of expertise and of political responses to (and the use of) that expertise fit into the larger story of science-based policy advice? How does the Covid-19 pandemic relate to other crises of the early twenty-first century, such as economic crises or of challenges to liberal democracies? The panel will bring together practitioners and historians to provide insights from different fields of investigation and from different world regions.

The panel will bring together practitioners and historians to provide insights from different fields of investigation and from different world regions. Confirmed participants include John Barry (Tulane University) and Joanna Spear (George Washington University).

Doors open at 5:30 pm, panel discussion starts at 6:00 pm.

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Further Information

The conference is a cooperation between the German Historical Institute and the Center for Science Studies at the Leopoldina.

Contact

Ronja Steffensky
Department Center for Science Studies
E-Mail: ronja.steffensky@leopoldina.org

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