Thu, Jun 11 | Webinar

Virtual Member Coffee + Discussion Group

Topic: Differing Responses to the Pandemic Around the World - This event is free and open to WACM members only. RSVP required.
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Virtual Member Coffee + Discussion Group

Time & Location

Jun 11, 2020, 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM
Webinar

About The Event

This event is free and open to WACM members. RSVP required; we keep the group to 12 video participants or fewer.

Please RSVP via this event page. If you find an article relevant to the discussion, we encourage you to email it to info@wacmaine.org for distribution to the group.   

Recommended readings:

  1. "'It's Too Late': In Sprawling Indonesia, Coronavirus Surges," NYT: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/28/world/asia/indonesia-coronavirus-surge.html?referringSource=articleShare
  2. "Economic Giants Are Restarting. Here’s What It Means for Climate Change." NYT: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/29/climate/coronavirus-economic-stimulus-climate.html?referringSource=articleShare
  3. "America Is Having an Unemployment Apocalypse. Europe Chose Not to." Foreign Policy (subscription required): https://foreignpolicy.com/2020/04/04/kurzarbeit-coronavirus-pandemic-america-unemployment-apocalypse-europe-not//
  4. Articles on confronting the coronavirus in Europe: https://www.thelocal.com/tag/confronting+coronavirus
  5. "Whose coronavirus strategy worked best? Scientists hunt most effective policies," Nature: https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-01248-1
  6. "Where the Virus is Growing Most: Countries with ‘Illiberal Populist’ Leaders," NYT: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/02/briefing/coronavirus-populist-leaders.html?searchResultPosition=1

***Please note that readings and video recommendations are not required for participation. Some members enjoy reading all suggested articles, while others prefer to only read one or two. 

The WACM Coffee and Discussion Group is an informal monthly gathering to chat about global topics of current interest in a small group setting. No quizzes, no competitions of knowledge - participate or just listen! This event is designed to engage everyone from the world affairs expert to the foreign affairs greenhorn.

Registration is now FULL. Please join us next month!

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