The broad implications of the coronavirus outbreak get a thorough examination Friday, February 21, when a three-expert panel takes on the global crisis at George Mason University’s Arlington Campus. The discussion, “The Coronavirus and Its International Ramifications,” is open to the public and takes place at 5 p.m. in Room 113 at Van Metre Hall.
“In a globalized world, how does an outbreak like the coronavirus affect international relations broadly? Does it have an impact on international security as well?” said moderator Ellen Laipson, director of the Center for Security Policy Studies at the Schar School of Policy and Government. “How has the crisis affected political and economic stability in China? What is its current and likely impact on U.S.-China relations?”
Laipson said the discussion will examine the possible prognosis for the duration of the crisis and “efforts by the world’s public health experts on the trend line and how to curb the spread.”
Joining Laipson on the panel:
- Stephen Morrison is senior vice president at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and director of its Global Health Policy Center.
- Ashley Grant is a biotechnologist at the MITRE Corporation and an adjunct professor at the Schar School’s Biodefense Program.
- Ketian Zhang is an assistant professor of International Security in the Schar School, specializing in East Asia.
The discussion is part of the Center for Security Policy Studies’ Distinguished Speaker Series. Admission is free; register for the event here.