One Pandemic, a World of Responses

Part of our webcast series, "SNF Agora Conversations: The Politics and Policy of COVID-19"

Join us for a conversation about how and why countries’ responses to COVID-19 have been so varied, what have been the effects, and what lessons governments can learn as they think about preparing for future challenges.

  • Anne Applebaum, SNF Agora Senior Fellow and Staff Writer with The Atlantic
  • Ho-fung Hung, Professor and Chair of the Department of Sociology at Johns Hopkins University
  • Josh Sharfstein, Vice Dean of Public Health Practice and Community Engagement for the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health


About SNF Agora Conversations: The Politics and Policy of COVID-19

As coronavirus spreads across the country and around the globe, we are facing a crisis not just in healthcare, but also in how we live, work, learn, engage, and come together to govern ourselves as citizens and in communities.

How do the politics of the pandemic shape the way individual, communities, and institutions respond? Likewise, how does institutional and governmental response to the pandemic shape people’s political views and behaviors? Do people trust what their governments are telling them? Why are some countries controlling the spread of the virus better than others? In the U.S., how will this affect the 2020 elections? And how do we practice social distancing and also protect and promote civic engagement and inclusive discourse?

SNF Agora Institute will host a series of webcast conversations, with experts from Johns Hopkins University and beyond, that will explore the political and policy implications of COVID-19.