China and the West in the Era of COVID-19

Hosted by the Ralph Miliband Programme

Online public event


Dr Michael Fullilove

Dr Michael Fullilove


Dr Robin Archer

Dr Robin Archer

COVID-19 originated in Wuhan, China’s authoritarian system enabled it to contain the virus even as the United States became a global epicentre of disease. Does this point to a long-term shift in international relations? Or will the traditional strengths of liberal nations reassert themselves? And how should the West respond to the China challenge?

Meet our speaker and chair

Michael Fullilove (@mfullilove) is the Executive Director of the Lowy Institute. He previously worked as a lawyer, a visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC, and an adviser to Prime Minister Paul Keating. He is Nonresident Senior Fellow at Brookings and serves on the Advisory Council of the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) in London. Dr Fullilove writes widely on foreign policy in publications including The New York Times, Financial Times and The Atlantic.

Robin Archer is Director of the Ralph Miliband Programme.

More about this event

The Ralph Miliband Programme (@rmilibandlse) is one of LSE's most prestigious lecture series and seeks to advance Ralph Miliband's spirit of free social inquiry.

This event forms part of LSE’s Shaping the Post-COVID World initiative, a series of debates about the direction the world could and should be taking after the crisis.

Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSECOVID19

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