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Global Insights: COVID-19 and the Global South

Thursday April 7 - 4pm-5pm 

The Department of Politics and International Studies (PAIS) at Warwick present the second panel in our weekly live-streamed Global Insights series with our partners in Canada, the US, Ethiopia and Germany

Warwick experts from PAIS and the Warwick Interdisciplinary Research Centre for International Development (WICID) will be joined by colleagues from the Balsillie School in Canada, the Institute for Strategic Affairs in Ethiopia, American University in the US, and Konstanz Universitat in Germany to share their views on the impact of Covid-19 pandemic on the global south.

Issues addressed in this episode will include gender, elections, food security, migration, security, justice and human rights.


Ann Fitz-Gerald (moderator), Balsillie School of International Affairs (BSIA), Canada


Briony Jones, PAIS/WICID, University of Warwick, researches the nexus between development, peacebuilding and justice.

Shirin Rai, PAIS/WICID, University of Warwick, researches gender, governance and development.

Hallelujah Lulie, Institute for Strategic Affairs, Addis Ababa, researches African security and political elite bargaining.

Rachel Robinson, American University, Washington DC, is a sociologist and demographer whose research focuses on global health interventions in sub-Saharan Africa, including family planning, HIV/AIDS, and sexuality education.

Jonathan Crush, BSIA and Wilfrid Laurier University, is an expert on migration, food security and hungry cities.

Anja Osei, University of Konstanz, researches democratisation, electoral autocracy and African politics.

About the Global Insights series

“Global Insights” is a weekly live-streamed, moderated panel series which provides different national and regional perspectives on big questions currently facing researchers, policymakers and planners worldwide in light of the Coronavirus pandemic.

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Tue 05 May 2020, 09:37 | Tags: Front Staff PhD MA UG Faculty of Social Sciences