Covid-19 and Globalization

July 21 Zoom webinar recording above

There is a growing recognition that Covid-19 is not only a global health crisis but an event that could have an enduring impact on the global order.  The pandemic has sharpened tensions between great powers, caused recriminations over shortages of medicine and protective equipment and is leading to a widescale rethinking of global supply chain and cast doubt on the notion that ever increasing trade and travel is inevitable.  Ambassador Daniel Benjamin discusses the question of whether we are facing a major inflection point after decades of increasing globalization.

Daniel Benjamin has just stepped down after 7 1/2 years at Dartmouth where he was the Director of the Center for International Understanding. Prior to joining the Dickey Center, in 2012, Daniel Benjamin served as Ambassador-at-Large and Coordinator for Counterterrorism at the U.S. State Department.

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