The COVID-19 crisis presents an ongoing shock to an already fragile global economy. While the eventual outcome remains uncertain, early signs suggest that a fundamentally different economy will emerge from this period. While some of these changes could be for the better, there are also major risks, particularly surrounding shifting dynamics and a potential disintegration in international economic coordination and cooperation.
In this uncertain international political and economic context, this session will examine some of the issues presented by the pandemic – both new and those that need to be looked at in an entirely different way as a result of the upheaval.
Can the response to the global health crisis provide a blueprint for international actors to address other urgent issues such as tackling climate change or responding to the global technological revolution? How can existing governance structures be reshaped to become more effective vehicles to deliver proposed solutions? And what is the outlook for US-China tensions and which other countries might be placed to step into a potential global leadership role?
Chatham House Centenary:
Throughout our centenary year in 2020, Chatham House celebrates a century of influence, independent analysis and trusted dialogue with a number of exciting initiatives. This event is part of a series of events and research outputs linked to the main goals for our second century, which are to promote sustainable and equitable growth; peaceful and thriving societies; and inclusive and accountable governance.
The Rt Hon Lord Darling, President, Chatham House; Chancellor of the Exchequer (2007-10)
Chair: Dr Robin Niblett CMG, Director and Chief Executive, Chatham House