International Cooperation in the Era of COVID-19. A Transatlantic Dialogue in the Wake of the US Presidential Election

Thursday, November 5, 2020
Zoom. Advanced Registration is required.

Public Policy and International Cooperation in the Era of COVID-19.

A Transatlantic Dialogue in the Wake of the US Presidential Election.

With Anja Wehler-Schöck (German Embassy, Washington, D.C.), and

Anna Holzscheiter (University of Dresden, and Berlin Social Science Center)

Thursday, Nov. 5, 11:00AM (EST) on Zoom 

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As different norms collide nationally and internationally (public health vs. individual freedom, international solidarity vs. health nationalism, the right to health vs. the right to education), political and legal experts are increasingly called upon to rethink priorities. Anna Holzscheiter's lecture will examine how decision makers, faced with uncertainty and inadequate information, navigate domestic and foreign policy during the COVID-19 pandemic. Anja Wehler-Schoeck’s input will outline how the German government responded to the current pandemic.

Anja Wehler-Schoeck currently serves as Counselor at the German Embassy in Washington, DC. In this capacity, she manages the portfolios on labor, health and drug policy, as well as on social affairs and gender. Prior to joining the German Embassy, she headed the Amman Office of the German Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) and was responsible for the organization’s work in Jordan and Iraq.

Anna Holzscheiter is Professor of International Politics at the University of Dresden and leads the research group Governance for Global Health at the Berlin Social Science Center (WZB). Her work focuses on global health policy, non-state actors in international politics, international human rights policies, discourse in international relations, and changes in international norms. 

This event is part of a CGS webinar series on Covid-19 in Transatlantic Perspective, organized in collaboration with the German Program at Virginia Tech and co-hosted by the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Washington, D.C. Cosponsored by the Center for German Studies, the Department of German, and the European Studies Program at UVA.   

For more information, please contact: Prof. Achilles,