Recorded webinars: Global Pandemics in an Unequal World

This webinar series seeks to ask: what are the public policies, civil society action, social movements, norms and values, and discourses we need to combat inequalities and promote a more egalitarian and sustainable pandemic response?

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Webinar 1: COVID-19 and Global Inequality

April 28, 2020

The first webinar in the Global Pandemics in an Unequal World webinar series.

As COVID-19 unfolds as a global pandemic of unprecedented reach and proportions, one thing that is clear is that it is reinforcing inequality. SGPIA Prof. Sakiko Fukuda-Parr is joined by Winnie Biyanyima, Mandeep Dhaliwal, Nicoletta Dentico, Manjari Mahajan, James Parrott.

Webinar 2: Global Access to Vaccines: the Politics of Negotiation and the Global South

May 28, 2020

The second webinar in the Global Pandemics in an Unequal world series.

When a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine is developed, will it be a “peoples vaccine” produced in time and scale, affordably priced, and available for all countries and all people? SGPIA Prof. Sakiko Fukuda-Parr is joined by Mariângela Simão, Celso Amorim, Ellen t’Hoen, Achal Prabhala, and Elen Høeg.

Webinar 3: Will Digital Technologies Save us from the Pandemic?

June 25, 2020

The third installment in the Global Pandemics in an Unequal World Webinar Series.

The COVID-19 pandemic has seen the expanded use of new digital technologies such as contact tracing apps and localization data used to model and monitor the pandemic. Their use by both authoritarian and democratic governments can invoke images of dystopian “Big Brother” digital surveillance - as well as utopian hopes the technology will help curb the pandemic and allow us to return to normal.


  • The New School
  • Health Policy Watch
  • Independent Panel on Global Governance for Health
Published Aug. 14, 2020 2:14 PM - Last modified Aug. 14, 2020 2:15 PM