U.S. Global Leadership in the Age of Coronavirus
April 23, 2020
3:00pm – 4:00pm Zoom Webinar
As the world struggles to manage the coronavirus pandemic, debates about US leadership and the global order have come to the fore. The rapid spread of the virus has placed an unprecedented pressure on healthcare systems around the world, exposing the shortcomings of the national and global public health policies. The pandemic not only magnified the shortcomings of the American healthcare system but also the absence of global leadership during such a wide-ranging global crisis. The political, economic, and social impact will most likely linger for years as the world has largely failed to contain the virus.
International leadership has escaped the world as nations have been forced to find solutions on their own. While many point to Trump administration’s slow response and failure to lead the world as the reason why the US is now the epicenter of the virus, others emphasize the lack of transparency and disinformation campaign by China for the global spread of COVID-19. Most agree that the world will not be the same going forward and nor will the US-China bilateral relationship. The outbreak serves as a watershed moment that could potentially change the international order as we know it but what that order will look like is open for debate.
On April 23, 2020, The SETA Foundation at Washington, DC will host an online webinar event to discuss the US global role after COVID-19, US-China relations, and the broader international order. Please kindly join us for a timely expert panel discussion on these recent developments.
Patrick Cronin, Asia-Pacific Security Chair, Hudson Institute
Charles Kupchan, Professor, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University
Moderated by Kilic B. Kanat, Research Director, The SETA Foundation at Washington DC
Patrick M. Cronin is the Asia-Pacific Security Chair at Hudson Institute. Dr. Cronin’s research program analyzes the challenges and opportunities confronting the United States in the Indo-Pacific region, including China’s total competition campaign, the future of the Korean peninsula, and strengthening U.S. alliances and partnerships.
Charles Kupchan is a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and professor of international affairs at Georgetown University in the Walsh School of Foreign Service and Department of Government.
Kilic Bugra Kanat is the Research Director at the SETA Foundation at Washington DC. He is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Penn State University, Erie where he was awarded the Outstanding Research Award and Council of Fellows Faculty Research Award. Dr. Kanat received his PhD in Political Science from Syracuse University; a Master’s in Political Science from Syracuse University; a Master’s in International Affairs from Marquette University. He participated in Future Leaders Program of Foreign Policy Initiative. Dr. Kanat’s writings have appeared in Foreign Policy, Insight Turkey, The Diplomat, Middle East Policy, Arab Studies Quarterly, Mediterranean Quarterly, Journal of South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies, and Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs. He is a columnist at Daily Sabah & author of A Tale of Four Augusts: Obama’s Syria Policy.