COVID Spread, Future of Work, Populism and Democracy - 11.1.2020
Lauren Ancel Meyers, Dr. Andrew Levine, Heidi Gray, Nicholas Bloom, James Fishkin, and Rory Stewart.
Lauren Ancel Meyers
Topic: Update on the Pace of COVID Contagion
Bio: Professor in the Department of Integrative Biology and Statistics and Data Sciences, Director, UT COVID-19 Modeling Consortium
Dr. Andrew Levine
Questions and Answer for Meyers and Levine
Topic: Human Resources Adapting to COVID
Bio: Former Chief Human Resources Officer, News America Marketing, a division of News Corporation
Question and Answer for Gray and Bloom
Topic: Deliberative Democracy
Bio: James M. Peck Chair in International Communication as Stanford
Reading Assignment: Democracy When the People Are Thinking: Revitalizing Our Politics Through Public Deliberation read chapters Part 2 Chapters 6 and 7 can be found here.
New York Times article entitled: These Americans Tried to Listen to One Another. A Year Later, Here’s How They’re Voting can be found here.
Bio: Senior Fellow at Yale University’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, former MP in the UK. First elected as a Conservative and then sat as an independent. Former Conservative Party whip. In 2019, he stood against Boris Johnson as a candidate to be leader of the Conservative Party and Prime Minister of the UK in the 2019 leadership contest. Pre-COVID had announced that he was running as an independent in the 2021 London Mayoral Election and then withdrew.
Reading Assignment: The Marches: A Borderland Journey Between England and Scotland, Chapters 1-10 find here.
Question and Answer Session for Fishkin and Stewart