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COVID-19: The Policy Response

LSE's public event series

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. Recordings of all past events are available.

Information about all events can be found at LSE Events

Past events

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Global Leadership to Support Africa's Response to COVID-19

podcast of this event is now available.

Speakers: Professor Paul Collier, Minouche Shafik, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

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Coronavirus and Brexit: two cases of quarantine?

podcast of this event is now available.

Speakers: Sir Simon Fraser, Dr Sara Hagemann, Professor Christian Lequesne, Professor Brigid Laffan

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COVID-19 and Deglobalisation

podcast of this event is now available.

Speakers: Peter Watkins, Professor Linda Yueh

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Assessing the Economic Impact of COVID-19

A podcast of this event is now available.

Speakers: Professor Paul De Grauwe, Dr Simeon Djankov, Professor Panos Tsakloglou, Dr Miranda Xafa

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Strategic Leadership in the Time of COVID-19

podcast of this event is now available.

Speakers: David H. Petraeus, Professor Michael Barzelay, Dr Shirley Yu

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Behavioural Science in the Context of Great Uncertainty 

A podcast of this event is now available.

Speakers: Professor Nick Chater, Professor Liam Delaney, Professor Paul Dolan, Professor Ulrike Hahn, Dr Grace Lordan

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

A podcast of this event is now available.

Speakers: Professor Arjen Boin, Dr Lydie Cabane, Professor Martin Lodge, Professor Nick Sitter

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The Great Reversal in the Time of COVID-19

A podcast of this event is now available.

Speakers: Dr Angelo Martelli, Professor Thomas Philippon

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COVID-19: the economic policy response

A podcast of this event is now available.

Speakers: Professor Adnan Khan, Professor Ricardo Reis, Professor Silvana Tenreyro

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Government Assistance to Struggling Businesses in the COVID-19 Crisis

A podcast of this event is now available.

Speakers: Erica Bosio, Dr Juanita Gonzalez-Uribe, Professor Dimitri Vayanos

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Assessing the Impact of COVID-19: from mortality to misery?

A podcast of this event is now available.

Speakers: Professor Paul Dolan, Dr Daisy Fancourt, Professor Lord Layard, Lord O'Donnell, Professor Carol Propper

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COVID-19 and its Impact on Euro Atlantic Security

A podcast of this event is now available.

Speakers: General Sir James Everard, Dr Nathalie Tocci, Peter Watkins

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Responding to a Pandemic: the view from Latin America

A podcast of this event is now available.

Speakers: Fernando Henrique Cardoso, Laura Chinchilla, Ricardo Lagos, Juan Manuel Santos, Dr Ernesto Zedillo

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Addressing the Pandemic: the pharmaceutical challenges

A podcast of this event is now available.

Speakers: Professor Kalipso Chalkidou, Dr Panos Kanavos, Professor Margaret Kyle, Professor Ken Shadlen

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Data–driven Responses to COVID–19: opportunities and limitations

A podcast of this event is now available.

Speakers: Dr Seeta Peña Gangadharan, Dr Orla Lynskey, Dr Alison Powell, Dr Edgar Whitley

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COVID-19 Economic Response: a comparative, cross-border perspective

A podcast of this event is now available.

Speakers: Dr Reuben Abraham, Dr Ailish Campbell, Rain Newton-Smith, Kazumi Nishikawa

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COVID-19 and Africa: pandemics and global politics

A podcast of this event is now available.

Speakers: Professor Assis Malaquias, Elizabeth Sidiropoulos, Dr Folashadé Soulé

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COVID-19 and Illicit Markets

A podcast of this event is now available.

Speakers: Naomi Burke-Shyne, Professor Gabriel Feltran, Kasia Malinowska, Mark Shaw, Alexander Söderholm

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Post COVID-19 Futures of the Urbanising World

A podcast of this event is now available.

Speakers: Dr Creighton Connolly, Professor Roger Keil, Dr Deirdre McKay, Dr Rita Padawangi

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Fiscal Policies to Support People and Growth During the COVID-19 Pandemic

A podcast of this event is now available.

Speakers: Dr Simeon Djankov,  Zsoka Koczan, Dr W. Raphael Lam, Catherine Pattillo, Dr Mehdi Raissi

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Europe in the Time of Coronavirus: responding to the political and economic challenges of COVID-19

A podcast of this event is now available.

Speakers: Professor Chris Anderson, Professor Simon Glendinning, Professor Waltraud Schelkle

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Financial Strains, Health Pressures: Syria, Somalia and the COVID-19 impact

A podcast of this event is now available.

Speakers: Khalif Abdirahman, Professor Alex de Waal, Mazen Gharibah, Dr Nisar Majid, Dr Rim Turkmani, Khalif Abdirahman

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Six Political Philosophies in Search of a Virus: critical perspectives on the coronavirus pandemic

A podcast of this event is now available.

Speakers: Professor Gerard Delanty, Dr Sonja Avlijaš

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COVID-19: the health policy and care response

A podcast of this event is now available.

Speakers: Dr Miqdad Asaria, Dr José-Luis Fernandez, Professor Alistair McGuire, Dr Clare Wenham

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Crucial Role of State Capacity in Crisis Response

A podcast of this event is now available.

Speakers: Professor Tim Besley, Professor Adnan Khan, Professor Margaret Levi

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The Political Scar of Epidemics

A podcast of this event is now available.

Speakers: Professor Chris Anderson, Professor Barry Eichengreen, Dr Anna Getmansky, Dr Cevat Giray Aksoy, Dr Orkun Saka

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Financing the Post-COVID-19 Recovery

podcast of this event is now available.

Speakers: Dr Simeon Djankov, Anne-Laure Kiechel, Professor Ugo Panizza, Dr Jeromin Zettelmeyer

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Brexit and the Post-COVID-19 Options for the Economy

A podcast of this event is now available.

Speakers: Professor Sir Tim Besley, Wolfgang Münchau, Vicky Pryce

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COVID-19 in South Asia: Bangladesh, India and Pakistan

A podcast of this event is now available.

Speakers: Tania Aidrus, Yamini Aiyar, Professor Jishnu Das, Professor Mushfiq Mobarak

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Implications of the COVID-19 Crisis for Disability Policy

A podcast of this event is now available.

Speakers: Baroness Campbell, Neil Crowther, Clenton Farquharson, Liz Sayce

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Peace and the Pandemic

A podcast of this event is now available.

Speakers: Helen Clark, Helena Puig Larrauri, Dr Mareike Schomerus

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The New Authoritarianism: COVID-19 and the challenges facing democracy

A podcast of this event is now available.

Speakers: Dr Guy Aitchison, Dr Luke Cooper, Dr Nadine El-Enany, Professor Shalini Randeria

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Religious Communities under COVID-19: the first pandemic of the postsecular age?

A podcast of this event is now available.

Speakers: Professor Azza M Karam, Elizabeth Oldfield, Dr James Walters

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Life After COVID-19: challenges and policy response

A podcast of this event is now available.

Speakers: Michelle Bachelet, Helen Clark, Matteo Renzi, Kevin Rudd, Minouche Shafik

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Implications of COVID-19 in the Western Balkans

A podcast of this event is now available.

Speakers: Dr Arjan Gjonça, Dr Mario Holzner, Dr Sanja Vico

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Negotiating Our Post-Brexit Future: where are we heading?

A podcast of this event is now available.

Speakers: Professor Catherine Barnard, Dr Meredith Crowley, Dr Adam Marshall, Professor Anand Menon, Professor Tony Travers

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Governments in the Crisis: what do we expect of them? what do they expect of us?

A podcast of this event is now available.

Speakers: Professor George Gerapetritis, Professor Bo Rothstein, Professor Amy Verdun

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COVID-19: the impact on the UK's ethnic minority populations

A podcast of this event is now available.

Speakers: Professor Kehinde Andrews, Dr Miqdad Asaria, Professor Lucinda Platt, Ross Warwick

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Policies to Fight the Pandemic in Latin America and the Caribbean

A podcast of this event is now available.

Speakers: Eric Parrado Herrera, Dr Victoria Nuguer, Dr Andrew Powell, Professor Andrés Velasco, Brian Wynter

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Debt Relief and Africa During COVID-19: the global response

A podcast of this event is now available.

Speakers: Mma Amara Ekeruche, Professor Anna Gelpern, Eric LeCompte, Dr Shirley Yu

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Prospects for the UK Economy and Public Spending After COVID-19: new austerity or a new economy?

A podcast of this event is now available.

Speakers: Stephanie Flanders, Professor Stephen Machin, Dr Gemma Tetlow

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COVID-19 and the Economy: what are the lessons so far?

A video of this event is now available.

Speaker: Professor Silvana Tenreyro 

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Journalism, Power and Pandemic

A podcast of this event is now available.

Speakers: Anushka Asthana, Pippa Crerar, Annette Dittert, Richard Horton, Sir Craig Oliver

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How to Reform the WTO?

A podcast of this event is now available.

Speakers: Ambassador Dr Jesus Seade, Sir Vince Cable, Dr Swati Dhingra