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Learning from the pandemic for climate change, focus on democracy issues

climate change
Wednesday, November 23, 2022, 8:50 am – 10:20 am

Environmental Sciences Faculty research seminar with Professor Alexios Antypas

Chair: Professor Tamara Steger


The COVID-19 pandemic presented challenges to democracy that were in some ways unprecedented. From executive overreach and ruling by decree to smartphone enabled vaccine passports, using digital technologies to track populations, and government-media efforts to control narratives as a means of controlling behavior, pandemic responses have gained the attention of democracy advocates and researchers. This talk reflects a preliminary survey of the literature on the relationship between COVID responses and democracy in the context of a project with the Democracy Institute at CEU. It explores implications of COVID pandemic responses for climate change policy.  


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