In the last few years, we have witnessed the emergence of unilateralism, nationalism and provincialism around the world. Countries which for a long period championed vigorous multilateral views and deeds have been increasingly challenged by nationalistic issues which tended to be inward-looking.
Enter COVID-19: the infinitesimal multilateralist, which brought together the gigantic unilateralists in a search for redemption. This pandemic has shattered the deeply-seated notion of invincibility, supremacy and affluence of the Superpowers of the world. The power of the invisible virus has not only demonstrated our collective vulnerability, but has humbled the most powerful nations, their people and their institutions. This pandemic – mercilessly and indiscriminately – strikes at the time when the new world order, as peddled by its most powerful architects, has been dangerously marching towards unilateralism.
This webinar will feature economic, policy, health and development thinkers and leaders to share their insights and their predictions on the long-term consequences of the pandemic — how it will reshape economic, health and development institutions, occupations, and priorities.