Video: The Role of International Institutions

This webinar by Jennifer Welsh was delivered on March 30, 2020 as part of our Policy Challenges During a Pandemic series

In this webinar, Professor Jennifer Welsh discussed the strengths and weaknesses of the existing international architecture for managing crises such as COVID-19 and the degree to which we have seen productive forms of cooperation. She also analyzed how the current pandemic is both highlighting the essential role of the state in implementing effective solutions, and reasserting the importance of sovereignty and national citizenship. Finally, the session discussed how the response to COVID-19 could shape broader geopolitical dynamics and future prospects for the reform of international institutions. 

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Jennifer Welsh

Canada 150 Research Chair in Global Governance & Security, McGill University 

Co-founder of the Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law & Armed Conflict

Former special advisor to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon on the responsibility to protect 

Core Policy Course: The Global Political and Policy Landscape


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