Online conference: ‘Urgency’ and ‘Responsibility’ in Global Cooperation - Covid-19 and beyond

The Käte Hamburger Centre "Centre for Global Cooperation Research" organizes on the 5th - 6th of October an international online conference on ‘Urgency’ and ‘Responsibility’ in Global Cooperation - Covid-19 and beyond.


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Global crises have become regular fare in contemporary society: around diseases (Covid-19, Ebola, SARS, Zika, etc.) as well as around climate change, cybersecurity, finance, human rights, migration, poverty, war and more. For all such transboundary challenges a headline message flows that ‘responsible’ actors should ‘urgently’ pursue global cooperation, with the implication that uncoordinated and conflictual approaches are foolish if not depraved.

Taking impetus from Covid-19 and moving across other issue areas, this online conference examines how mindsets of ‘urgency’ and ‘responsibility’ (and their absence) work in global politics.

The conference convenes international interdisciplinary panels of specialists in a variety of policy fields. We look not only at unfolding experiences around the Covid-19 pandemic, drawing on experts in global health governance, but also look beyond the immediate moment to other ‘crises’ and consider what can be learned from a historical and comparative perspective.

Online-Event via Zoom.

Date: 5th - 6th of October 2020

Further information on the website of the Centre for Global Cooperation Research