Professor Francisco Rodríguez Jimenez partook in a debate about the recent agreements between Israel, Bahrein, United Arab Emirates, leaded by US president Donald Trump. The program explores the ins and out of such intricated geopolitical imbroglio.
Mathieu Lavault, from the MIR, interviwed our faculty member Professor Peter Kuznick about the US in the 1930’s and 1940’s – a period which is often overlooked when recounting history. Professor Kuznick discusses Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Henry Wallace, Harry Truman, and how the dismantling of the New Deal transformed American Politics from WWII to now.
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.