COVID-19 and Policy: Looking Backward and Looking Forward
What have been the public policy responses to the pandemic, and what have been their impacts on communities? How has COVID-19 affected health outcomes, particularly for marginalized groups? What can we learn about the intersection of public health and
inequality considering the pandemic?
Attendees will have the opportunity to engage with speakers and participants through panel discussions, and keynote speeches. Join us as we explore the complex and ongoing effects of the pandemic on public policy, health and inequality.
May 19, 2023
Join us for a one-day conference exploring the multifaceted impacts of COVID-19 on public policy, health and inequality. This event brings together leading experts from a range of fields to share insights, research and experiences related to the ongoing
Time: 8:30 a.m.-4:45 p.m. EST Location: Eggers Hall, 220 (Strasser Legacy Room), Maxwell School
“There is a big thumb on the scale in favor of the president’s interpretation of whether the order is lawful,” says William Banks, professor emeritus of public administration and international affairs. “You’d have a really big row to hoe and you would have a big fuss inside the military if you chose not to follow a presidential order.”
“What is the path to market for these technologies?” asks David Popp, professor of public administration and international affairs. He attributes the collapse of startups in cleantech 1.0 largely to the lack of demand for green products in highly competitive commodity markets.
The bureau has spent time, money and energy trying to improve counts of racial and ethnic minorities who have been historically undercounted, but the statistical agency seems willing to adapt questions that will shortchange the numbers of people with disabilities, says Scott Landes, associate professor of sociology.
“Cutting off aid to Ukraine, as some in Congress propose, would undermine the immediate war effort in Europe and diminish the deterrent power of U.S. military force globally,” says Michael John Williams, associate professor of public administration and international affairs.
Scott D. Landes, Bonnielin K. Swenor, Nastassia Vaitsiakhovich
"Counting disability in the National Health Interview Survey and its consequence: Comparing the American Community Survey to the Washington Group disability measures," co-authored by Scott Landes, associate professor of sociology, was published in Disability and Health Journal.
"During my conversations with Tsinghua University faculty and students regarding whether they would consider studying in the United States, they expressed fear and anxiety about what they perceive as 'a hostile America' toward China—specifically, the U.S. policies targeting Chinese talent and the broader anti-China rhetoric," Yingyi Ma, professor of sociology.
Colleen Dougherty Burton, Shana Kushner Gadarian, Sara Wallace Goodman, Thomas B. Pepinsky
"The Politics of the Gender Gap in COVID-19: Partisanship, Health Behavior, and Policy Preferences in the US," co-authored by Shana Gadarian, professor and chair of political science, was published in the Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law.