Federalism in the United States and Germany places extraordinary responsibility on state leaders, especially in responding to a crisis such as the coronavirus pandemic. How are Governors and Ministers-President driving our national responses? States often can react more quickly than the federal government; they also reflect national diversity and play a vital role in bringing regional concerns to the national level. What lessons do key states offer for managing the balance between public health, science, and the economy while the pandemic continues? How are they setting the stage for economic development and transformation post-COVID-19?
This interactive digital dialogue will feature leaders of two of the largest and most densely populated states in Germany and the United States, which have been at the front line of the global battle against the pandemic. Join AICGS, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, and North Rhine-Westphalia Minister-President Armin Laschet to discuss the shared lessons for the United States, Germany, and the transatlantic and international communities.