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Centre for Geopolitics

Providing historically-grounded solutions to enduring geopolitical problems
Gonville & Caius

Gonville & Caius College and the Centre for Geopolitics invite you to this interdisciplinary webinar discussion

The Covid-19 pandemic may not strengthen the strong, but it has certainly pushed the weak to the edge of the precipice. Even as the pandemic rages on, global and local politics have drawn battle lines along socioeconomic, institutional, technological, realpolitik, ideological and identity divides. To better understand constructive responses to rising inequalities, Gonville & Caius College and the Centre for Geopolitics have assembled a panel of experts from the disciplines of history, international relations, law, and engineering to consider the possibilities of achieving resilient adaptation and equitable outcomes by public and private actors. How do we evaluate our protective measures based on how societies have coped with pandemics in the past? How should policymakers and international organisations balance the demands of addressing inequalities and seeking solidarity? How can advanced industrial countries and multinational corporations offer aid for the fragile state of human security in less developed countries? What role can the scientific community play in reducing uncertainties and building consensus in public policy? And might the pandemic reverse the Eastward shifting of global economic and geopolitical centre for gravity over the last several decades? To find out, please join us for a webinar on 9 September 2020 at 6pm.


Dr Pippa Rogerson (chair) is Reader in Private International Law and Master of Gonville & Caius College.

Professor David Abulafia FBA is Emeritus Professor of Mediterranean History and Papathomas Professorial Fellow and Fellow Librarian at Gonville & Caius College. His latest book, The Boundless Sea (Penguin 2020), is the Winner of the Wolfson History Prize 2020

Dr Rumiana Yotova is Lecturer and Director of Studies in Law at Gonville & Caius College. She is a fellow at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, a member of the Centre for European Legal Studies, the Cambridge Centre for Law, Medicine and Life Sciences.

Professor Axel Zeitler is Professor of Microstructure Engineering at the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, and the Kenneth Denbigh College Lecturer at Gonville & Caius College.

Dr Kun-Chin Lin is University Lecturer in Politics and Deputy Director of the Centre for Geopolitics, and the Tun Suffian College Lecturer at Gonville & Caius College.


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Wednesday, 9 September, 2020 - 18:00 to 19:00
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