Coronavirus and International Affairs Roundtable Conference

The emergence of a new strain of coronavirus, COVID-19 has had a profound effect on virtually all aspects of human activity. While the medical and health implications of COVID-19 are profound, the effects of the disease on governance, law, and international affairs will likely be even more significant and long-lasting. Join SIA and Penn State Law professor, Larry Catá Backer, on Friday, April 17th from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. for a roundtable discussion webinar that will bring together experts in law and international affairs from Asia, Europe, North America, and the Caribbean to discuss the collateral effects of COVID-19 in those terms. Registration is free; please register online.

Participants will speak to (1) misperceptions about the situation in China; (2) the use of coronavirus as a veil for racism; (3) national responses to perceptions of crisis; (4) effects of coronavirus on the movement of people, investment and capital across borders; (4) consequences of coronavirus for the state of international affairs and legal structures (e.g., quarantines, education, supply and production chains, human rights versus collective responsibilities, etc.); and (5) repercussions for big global trade projects, with specific reference to the Belt and Road and America First initiatives. Send questions and inputs for panelists to address to The roundtable is co-sponsored by The Coalition for Peace & Ethics, the Research Network for Law and International Affairs, the School of International Affairs, and Penn State Law. 

Friday, April 17, 2020 - 9:30am to 12:30pm
Zoom Webinar
Coronavirus and International Affairs Roundtable