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July 22nd, 2020 12 pm New York time
M.A. GLOBAL AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES
Specialization in Science, Technology, and Innovation
Course on ENVIRONMENT, ENERGY, AND HEALTH
‘Global impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic’
Wednesday, May 6th, 2020 / 17:30 CET / Salamanca
Join Zoom Meeting: https://fresno.zoom.us/j/97277830158
The international impact caused by COVID-19 is unprecedented, due to the high number of deaths and the number of people infected worldwide, as well as the negative effect that this pandemic has generated at a geoeconomic and geopolitical level. In this open lecture, we will hear analysis about the evolution and the global impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, from two top experts: Dr.Daniel Lopez-Acuña and Prof. Dr.Stuart Blume. Their analysis will be based on WHO’s current and previous experience in managing pandemics and international health emergencies and on the development of vaccines to prevent and overcome global health problems.
Ø Moderators: María Ángeles Erazo Pesántez (Professor of the course on Environment, Energy and Health, USAL), and Francisco Del Canto Viterale (Head of the “Science, Tech & Innovation specialization”, USAL).
17:45 -18:00 CET
Ø Interview with Dr. Daniel Lopez Acuña (Former Director of WHO’s Health Action in Crises Recovery and Transition Programmes) regarding the international management of this pandemic, based on his experience working at WHO and at the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).
18:00 -19:00 CET
Ø Lecture by Prof. Dr. Stuart Blume (Emeritus professor of Science and Technology Studies at the University of Amsterdam) on vaccines as means and ends in global health. Analysis of the historical background related to the development and introduction of new vaccines, to prevent the spread of epidemics or to overcome health emergencies, such as the COVID-19 pandemic.
Continue reading “WEBINAR/OPEN LECTURE: ‘Global impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic’ Wednesday, May 6th, 2020 / 17:30 CET / Salamanca.”
Professor Peter Kuznick, faculty member, is interviewed about Iran and the United States role in the Middle East by the China Global Television Network.
Watch the whole interview here.
Francisco Del Canto Viterale, faculty member, has recently published a new article, “Developing a Systems Architecture Model to Study the Science, Tech, and Innovation in International Studies”, in the journal Systems.
The international system has changed rapidly in the last thirty years and Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) has become a new critical factor of the world order of the 21st century. The interaction between STI and international affairs has increased, as well as its social and academic interest; however, there is still a lack of new theoretical and methodological approaches that examine this global rising phenomenon. This article is predominantly epistemological and is about how interactions between STI and international relations can be methodologically examined using systems models. This article raises the need for systems science approaches to explaining complex problems in international relations. In this sense, systems science and specifically systemism, offers great potential to study complex issues within a complex social system like the international order. Therefore, the main objective of this research is to develop an original systems framework that provides a comprehensive tool for studying complex topics like STI in the world system. The result is the creation of a Systems Architecture Model that examines the interaction between STI and international affairs from a systemist perspective.