The Trump administration’s decision to withdraw funding from the WHO in the midst of a pandemic over accusations of undue Chinese influence has caused shock waves around the world. Join our experts as they explore how the COVID-19 crisis differs from politics as usual, how past pandemics can help us make sense of what’s happening now, and what the WHO’s future might look like.


  • Nitsan Chorev, Director, Graduate Program in Development, Watson Institute, Brown University
  • Jeremy Youde, Dean of College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota Duluth

Moderated by:

  • Matthew Kavanagh, Director, Global Policy & Politics Initiative, O’Neill Institute, Department of International Health


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