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COVID-19’s Policy Lessons for Climate Change with Professor Robert O'Brien
The year since COVID-19 spread around the world has witnessed widespread suffering and rapid mobilization of public resources in the fight against the pandemic.

What do pandemic responses tell us about how humanity is likely to address the greater challenge of climate change? Drawing upon local, national and international experiences with the public health crisis, this talk lays the groundwork for a discussion about the obstacles to successfully avoiding climate catastrophe.

Join us for this talk with Professor O'Brien. If you have a question pertaining to the topic you can add it when you register and he will try to answer it during his talk.

Robert O’Brien is Professor of Political Science and former director of the Institute on Globalization at McMaster University. His teaching and research interests are in the fields of international political economy, global governance, and the political economy of climate change. The sixth edition of his co-authored textbook Global Political Economy: Evolution and Dynamics was published in 2020. He is also author of Labour Internationalism in the Global South and Contesting Global Governance: Global Economic Institutions and Global Social Movements.

Apr 22, 2021 07:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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