GLOBE Online Panel | What is Global Governance in the time of COVID-19?
With Diana Tussie (FLACSO Argentina), Bela Pertiwi (BINUS Indonesia), Jan Wouters (KU Leuven), Tom Pegram (UCL London)
Moderator: Jacint Jordana (IBEI)
The world has been hit by the most serious public health crisis of the last 100 years: the Covid-19 pandemic, which has left many nations and economies on hold. The disruptive outbreak of COVID-19 and the ensuing global crisis continue to send shockwaves across the planet. COVID-19 reminds us of the dangers posed by global systemic risks to the protection and safeguarding of human life in our ever more global civilisation. It also exposes a basic contradiction between an enormously complex planetary ecosystem and our still dominant form of political organisation: a fragmented system of sovereign states.
In this online panel, four global governance (GG) experts from Asia, Latin America and Europe will discuss how GG has dealt with the pandemic and the expected successes and failures as a result. The panel will discuss how the pandemic has shaped the current dynamics of GG and to what extent it will contribute in transforming global decision-making structures in different GG institutions, such as the World Trade Organisation (WTO) or World Health Organisation (WHO).