FP Virtual Dialogue: Global Lessons for a More Resilient Future

June 30, 2020

The surprising links between the coronavirus, climate change, and inclusive governance.

The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted numerous vulnerabilities in global systems for health care and governance. And while it has become common to say COVID-19 is a disease that knows no borders, the fact that it disproportionately impacts people along social divisions such as gender, race, and wealth underscores the importance of discussing more just and sustainable conditions.

The pandemic—and the speed at which it has circled the globe—serves to remind us just how interconnected the world has become. In that sense, it is also an omen for how climate change can impact the planet, and the exponential nature of the threats faced by humanity.

How can countries create more resilient and equitable systems—not just for this crisis, but for crises still to come? What lessons can we learn? And what tangible measures can we take?

Foreign Policy, in partnership with the Global Futures Laboratory at Arizona State University, convened a panel of leading global thinkers to answer those and other questions. Watch to learn about the transformative impact of inclusive governance, how to democratize our institutions, and how to build capacity for sustainable development.

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Event Details
June 30, 2020
3:00 PM - 4:15 PM EDT
Ravi Agrawal
Ravi Agrawal is the managing editor of Foreign Policy. Before joining FP, Agrawal worked at CNN for more than a decade, including his most recent position as the network’s N...
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Rt. Hon. Helen Clark
Former Prime Minister of New Zealand and Former Administrator of UNDP
Helen Clark was Prime Minister of New Zealand 1999–2008. Throughout her tenure as Prime Minister and as a Member of Parliament, Helen Clark engaged widely in policy developme...
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Xiye Bastida
Climate Activist
Xiye Bastida is a Mexican-Chilean climate activist. She is one of the major organizers of Fridays for Future New York City and has been a leading voice for indigenous and immi...
Maxine Burkett
Co-Founder and Senior Advisor, Institute For Climate and Peace
Maxine Burkett is a Professor of Law at University of Hawai'i and a Global Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.  She is an expert in the law and poli...
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Martin Chungong
Secretary General of the Inter-Parliamentary Union
Martin Chungong has been Secretary General of the IPU since 2014, the first African and non-European to be elected to the post.  His previous posts at the IPU included Deputy S...
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Augusto Lopez Claros
International economist and Chair, Global Governance Forum
Augusto Lopez-Claros is an international economist with over 30 years of experience in international organizations, including most recently at the World Bank. For the 2018/2019 ...
Amanda Ellis
Director, Global Partnerships, ASU Global Futures Laboratory
Amanda Ellis also serves as Executive Director of Hawaii/AsiaPac ASU Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability.  Previously New Zealand’s Ambassador and Permanen...
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Johan Rockström
Director, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and Professor, Potsdam University and Stockholm University
Rockström gained international recognition with the development of the Planetary Boundaries framework.  He received the prestigious European Research Council Advanced Grant, a...
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Peter Schlosser
Vice President and Vice Provost of Global Futures and Director of ASU Global Futures Laboratory
Peter Schlosser is the Vice President and Vice Provost of Global Futures and the Director of the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability at Arizona...
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Maya Soetoro
Co-Founder And Senior Advisor, Institute For Climate and Peace
Maya Soetoro currently serves as a consultant for the Obama Foundation and Faculty Specialist at University of Hawai'i.  Previously, she was the Director of the Matsunaga Insti...

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