Time: 08:45-19 CES; 09:00-17:00 CES
Eventtitlel: ‘Urgency’ and ‘Responsibility’ in Global Cooperation - Covid-19 and Beyond
Eventcategory: Förderprojekt KHK
Organiser: Käthe Hamburger Kolleg
More About the Event:
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.