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Tackling the Pandemic: A Data-Driven Analysis of COVID-19 Policy Responses
October 16, 2020 | 11 AM ET
Join Foreign Policy and FP Analytics for a special briefing on the COVID-19 Global Response Index, a first-of-its-kind assessment of national leaders’ responses to the coronavirus crisis in key policy areas. Hear from Index contributing experts and global public policy officials on the elements of an effective pandemic policy response. Led by FP Analytics project team leaders Allison Carlson, managing director, and Fouad Pervez, senior quantitative and policy analyst, the conversation will provide an overview of the methodology and the range of data contributing to countries' scores; highlight recent changes in governments' response to the pandemic; and feature insights from Index leaders regarding their success in combatting the coronavirus. There will also be an opportunity for questions.
Allison Carlson Managing Director, FP Analytics
Dr. Søren Brostrøm
Director General, Danish Health Authority
Dr. Søren Brostrøm is the Director General of the Danish Health Authority, a position he has held since October 2015. In that role, he oversees the implementation of policy on issues in public health, health care and social services for the elderly. Prior to being appointed Director General he served as Head of Hospital Services and Emergency Management of the Danish Health Authority, where his responsibilities included the national planning of specialized hospital services, emergency services and preparedness, communicable diseases as well as immunization and screening programs. Dr. Brostrøm is a physician by training and has specialized in gynaecology and obstetrics. In the past, he served as Senior Consultant Urogynaecologist at the University Hospital of Copenhagen in Herlev and Associate Progessor at the University of Copenhagen. He currently represents Denmark at the World Health Organization (WHO) and chairs the Standing Committee of the WHO Regional Committee for Europe.
Departmental Lecturer in Public Policy and Researcher, University of Oxford
Anna Petherick is a Departmental Lecturer in Public Policy and conducts research as part of the School’s OxCGRT and Building Integrity Program. She teaches the Politics of Policymaking and Policy Challenge II courses on the Masters in Public Policy. Her research focuses on corruption, gender, and trust, with much of it based in Brazil. Anna pursued her MPhil (Comparative Government) and DPhil (Politics) at Oxford University, during which she taught statistics to second-year PPE students and tutored Brazilian politics. She holds a BA (MA) in Natural Sciences (Evolutionary Genetics, Population Modelling) from Cambridge University. Between her undergraduate and graduate studies, Anna worked as a full-time journalist. She held positions such as Argentina Correspondent at The Economist, science correspondent at The Economist, and section-editor at the science journal, Nature.
Associate Professor, Population Health and Disease Prevention, University of California, Irvine
Andrew Noymer is an epidemiologist and population health scientist. As an associate professor at the University of California, Irvine, he currently works in the Department of Population Health and Disease Prevention. A specialist in infectious disease mortality, Dr. Noymer has closely studied the modern pandemics of influenza of 2009, 1968, 1957, and the most severe, 1918, from demographic, epidemiological, and social perspectives. His scholarly work examines numerous aspects of population health, particularly mortality. He holds a PhD in sociology from Berkeley, where he was also an NIA and NICHD trainee in demography, an MSc in medical demography from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, and an AB in biology from Harvard.
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July 31, 2020
Will This Time Be Different?
Though we're far from the end of the COVID crisis, experts and leaders around the world are beginning to ponder how to use the pandemic to press for deep, sweeping political, economic, and social reforms that can't muster the necessary support during normal times. Foreign Policy editor in chief Jonathan Tepperman spoke with two authors from our summer print issue: Sheri Berman, who wrote on when crises actually produce positive change—and when they don't, and why. And Yale’s Oona Hathaway takes on the question of how the world can fill the leadership gap now that Washington has abandoned its traditional role.
May 8, 2020
Supply Chains in a Deglobalized World
Even before the novel coronavirus hit, rising protectionism and trade tensions were weakening globalization. Now the pandemic is shattering international supply chains that took decades to build. What impact will these changes have on the economy and on international relations more broadly? And what can be done to restore or replace supply chains once the crisis is over? Editor in chief Jonathan Tepperman spoke with Elisabeth Braw, FP columnist and the director of the Modern Deterrence project at the Royal United Services Institute, and Shannon K. O’Neil, the Nelson and David Rockefeller senior fellow for Latin America studies at the Council on Foreign Relations.
April 10, 2020
How is the Pandemic Affecting Oil Markets?
Global oil prices are plummeting because of the coronavirus crisis and a destabilizing price war between Saudi Arabia and Russia, two of the world's largest producers. As the White House sends mixed messages and economic disruptions spread, FP explores these recent developments and their impact on oil markets. FP editor in chief Jonathan Tepperman was joined in conversation with Jason Bordoff, founding director of the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University and a former special assistant to President Barack Obama and senior director on the staff of the National Security Council, and Helima Croft, managing director and global head of commodity strategy at RBC Capital Markets.
March 3, 2020
Understanding the Afghan Peace Deal
Violence has returned in Afghanistan — just days after the United States and the Taliban agreed to a peace deal. What happens now? And what does it mean for the future of the region? Foreign Policy editor in chief Jonathan Tepperman and experts Peter Bergen, a national security analyst and vice president at New America, and Husain Haqqani, senior fellow and director for South and Central Asia at Hudson Institute, take your questions.
January 3, 2020
Understanding the Implications of Suleimani’s Assassination
The U.S. killing of Iranian General Qassem Suleimani could mark the most dangerous escalation of tensions in the Middle East since the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Join Foreign Policy editor in chief Jonathan Tepperman, along with Phil Gordon, a former White House point man on the Middle East, and Brookings' Suzanne Maloney, for a discussion of what happened, why, and what's likely to come next.
November 19, 2019
A World on Fire: Understanding the Global Youth Protests
Youth protests are flaring across the world, from Hong Kong to the Middle East to the Americas. But what links these movements, and what kind of impact will they have? Join Foreign Policy’s editor in chief Jonathan Tepperman, along with a panel of notable specialists, for a discussion of the motivations and implications of the rising wave of street demonstrations.
September 19, 2019
What to Watch at This Year’s UNGA
Diplomats and world leaders will convene in New York next week for the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly. Top of the complex agenda is a high-level—and high-stakes—dialogue on the most pressing global issues, including climate change, global health and world security. Join Foreign Policy editor in chief Jonathan Tepperman and senior U.N. correspondent Colum Lynch for an exclusive conversation on what they’ll be watching for at UNGA.
July 24, 2019
D.C. Diplomacy in the Age of Trump
As underscored by the controversy following the leak of critical comments by Kim Darroch, the U.K. ambassador to the United States, conducting diplomacy in Washington has never been more difficult. Join FP's editor in chief, Jonathan Tepperman, as he discusses the challenges with former French Ambassador to the U.S. Gérard Araud and former Mexican Ambassador to the U.S. Arturo Sarukhan.
May 29, 2019
The Impact of India’s General Election
The world’s biggest election is over and Narendra Modi’s BJP has won. Find out what this means for the region with Jonathan Tepperman, Foreign Policy’s editor in chief; Ravi Agrawal, Foreign Policy’s managing editor; and Milan Vaishnav, director and senior fellow at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.