Virtual Roundtable: Where is the Global Response to COVID-19?

Research event Recording
9 June 2020 — 2:00PM TO 3:15PM

COVID-19 has presented a dramatic shock to the global health and economic landscape. The US has been inward-focused and failed to step up and lead a multinational effort to address COVID-19.

Europe, on the other hand, has led on efforts to generate funding and encourage global cooperation to secure a vaccine as quickly as possible.

The panel considers how the US, UK and EU can contribute to a global response. It also asks what a global response to the health and economic crisis in the developing world would look like.

This event is part of the US and Americas Programme Inaugural Virtual Roundtable Series on the US and the State of the World.


Lord Mark Malloch-Brown, Chairman, SGO; Former Deputy Secretary-General and Chief of Staff, United Nations
Ambassador Elizabeth Cousens, President and CEO, United Nations Foundation
Ambassador Nicholas Burns, Roy and Barbara Goodman Family Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Relations at the Harvard Kennedy School; US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, 2005 – 2008
Chair: Dr Leslie Vinjamuri, Director, US and the Americas Programme, Chatham House

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