Transboundary Crisis Management in Europe in the Wake of COVID-19

Hosted by LSE's public event series - COVID-19: The Policy Response

Online public event


Professor Arjen Boin

Professor Arjen Boin

Dr Lydie Cabane

Dr Lydie Cabane

Professor Martin Lodge

Professor Martin Lodge

Professor Nick Sitter

Professor Nick Sitter


Dr Andrea Mennicken

Dr Andrea Mennicken

COVID-19 represents a critical transboundary crisis: it knows no territorial boundaries, and it fundamentally challenges the boundaries of state action. Many national responses to the pandemic have caused transboundary crises in themselves. Given this fundamental challenge, what are the emerging lessons for political crisis leadership? What can we say about the resilience of liberal democratic political systems? And what lessons can be drawn for multi-level crisis management?

This event brings together leading experts to consider lessons for political leadership in crisis, the future nature of multi-level crisis management in Europe as well as the wider challenges presented by the pandemic for the legitimacy of liberal democratic political systems.

Arjen Boin (@arjenboin) is Professor of Public Institutions and Governance at the Institute of Political Science, Leiden University. Professor Boin is a leading expert in crisis management and leadership.

Lydie Cabane (@CabaneLydie) is an Assistant Professor in Governance of Crises at the Institute for Security and Global Affairs at Leiden University, with an interdisciplinary background in sociology and political science. 

Martin Lodge (@MartinLodge) is Professor of Political Science and Public Policy in the Department of Government at LSE and co-director of carr. He also coordinated the TransCrisis project.

Nick Sitter (@SitterNick) is Professor of Public Policy at the CEU, Professor of Political Economy at the BI Norwegian Business School, and a Research Associate at LSE's Centre for Analysis of Risk and Regulation. Nick holds a PhD, MSc and BSc (Econ) from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is a leading authority on populism and democratic backsliding in the EU.

Andrea Mennicken (@mennicken) is Associate Professor of Accounting and co-director of carr.

This event is part of LSE's public event series - COVID-19: The Policy Response.

COVID-19 represents an enormous challenge for the social sciences to help governments and non-governmental organisations respond to the economic and societal consequences of the pandemic. Part of LSE's response to this challenge is a series of online public events that will take place over the Summer Term.

Why not visit the School of Public Policy COVID-19 Resource Centre.

This event in the series has been organised by the Department of Accounting, the Centre for Analysis of Risk and Regulation and the Department of Government. This builds on international research collaboration on transboundary crisis management (TransCrisis). 

The next event in this series will take place at 6pm on 13 May on The Great Reversal in the Time of COVID-19.

The Department of Accounting (@LSE_Accounting) is one of the leading groups in the world for teaching and research on the economic, institutional and organisational aspects of accounting and financial management.

The Centre for Analysis of Risk and Regulation (@carr_LSE) is an interdisciplinary research unit, whose core intellectual work focuses on the organisational and institutional settings for risk management and regulatory practices.

The Department of Government (@LSEGovernment) is a world-leading centre for study and research in politics and government.

Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSECOVID19

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A podcast of this event is available to download from Transboundary Crisis Management in Europe in the Wake of COVID-19.

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