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