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AGI x AGF Webinar: Latin America - Leadership Tests in the Pandemic AGI x AGF Webinar: Latin America - Leadership Tests in the Pandemic

AGI x AGF Webinar: Latin America - Leadership Tests in the Pandemic

Date: Wednesday, June 10, 2020 09:30 - 10:30 Google Calendar Outlook/Apple Calendar
Speaker(s): Adolfo Arguello Vives, Barbara Fernandez Melleda, Cecilia Milesi, Marcelo Thompson, Alejandro T Reyes
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AGI x AGF webinar series:
An intellectual exchange platform for AsiaGlobal Fellows globally to interact with the leadership of the Asia Global Institute and the institute's network of experts on important global policy issues. All are welcome.

Abstract

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Panelists reviewed the responses to Covid-19 in their respective countries – Mexico, Brazil, Chile and Argentina. They drew the following lessons:

• In most democratic countries, having a strong civil society is important as this gives citizens the opportunity to voice concerns and make governments accountable.

• The crisis has exposed the precarity of people’s livelihoods. The pandemic is an opportunity to rethink social and economic models and strengthen public-health systems.

The crisis has also put the spotlight on social and economic inequalities in a region that is one of the most unequal in the world.

• The pandemic underscores the need for making policies based on facts and evidence and not on imagined situations and conspiracy theories. Societies need to develop a deeper connection to truth and give more value to science.

• The crisis is sending a strong message about the need for greater collaboration in societies, across regions and globally.

• Technology will play an important role as a driver of greater equality and fairness, addressing such challenges as the unequal access to healthcare and medicines.

About the Speaker(s)
Adolfo Arguello Vives

Adolfo Arguello Vives

2017 AsiaGlobal Fellow, Asia Global Institute

Adolfo Arguello Vives is a 2017 AsiaGlobal Fellow

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Barbara Fernandez Melleda

Barbara Fernandez Melleda

Assistant Professor in Latin American Studies, School of Modern Languages and Cultures, HKU

Bárbara is Assistant Professor in Latin American Studies, School of Modern Languages and Cultures at the University of Hong Kong.

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Cecilia Milesi

Cecilia Milesi

2019 AsiaGlobal Fellow, Asia Global Institute

Cecilia Milesi is a 2019 AsiaGlobal Fellow. She is the founder and CEO of Global Change and founder of Subir al Sur. 

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Marcelo Thompson

Marcelo Thompson

Assistant Professor of Law, HKU

Marcelo Thompson is an Assistant Professor of Law at the Faculty of Law, The University of Hong Kong.

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Alejandro T Reyes

Alejandro T Reyes

Director of Knowledge Dissemination, Asia Global Institute

Mr Alejandro T Reyes is director of knowledge dissemination and a visiting associate professor at Asia Global Institute, where he manages the AsiaGlobal Online journal.

T: 3917 6020
E: reyes@hku.hk

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Notes

Date/ Time: Jun 10, Wed 0930 Hong Kong I Jun 9, Tues 2030 Mexico City; 2130 Santiago; 2230 Brasilia, Buenos Aires

Latin America, particularly Brazil, has become a focus of attention as the Covid-19 pandemic continues. The economic and social devastation caused by the public-health crisis will have a long-lasting impact on what is one of the world’s most unequal regions.

In this webinar, AsiaGlobal Fellows and the University of Hong Kong professors from Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Mexico will discuss the situations in different Latin American countries, assess how different leaders have coped with the coronavirus challenge, examine the economic and social measures taken, and consider the geopolitical dimensions of the crisis, including the impact on the relationships between South American countries and China. The panelists will share their perspectives on the post-pandemic outlook for the region and what lessons can be drawn from the Latin American experience.

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