Spotlight on Global Inequalities

Spotlight on Global Inequalities Friday, June 12, 2020 | 3 PM | Live Webinar

The coronavirus pandemic has shined a light on the gap between rich and poor, both globally and domestically. COVID-19 has overwhelmingly impacted marginalized people throughout the world and here at home. The pandemic highlights the vulnerability of specific groups, who have limited options to mitigate the crisis. The strategies of “social distancing” and “stay at home” are difficult, if not impossible, for the urban poor living in densely populated neighborhoods that lack basic services and infrastructure. These strategies prove equally difficult for many here at home living paycheck to paycheck. Moreover, COVID-19 has intersected with and amplified systemic racism, gender inequality, protracted conflicts, poor governance and underdevelopment, exacerbating vulnerabilities even further. Join us for a conversation that explores these issues and more.

Zoom Registration: https:/go.fiu.eduglobalinequalities

Presented by the Ruth K. and Shepard Broad Distinguished Lecture Series

Speakers: Danielle Clealand, Associate Professor, FIU Department of Politics and International Relations Kevin Grove, Associate Professor, FIU Department of Global and Sociocultural Studies Matthew Marr, Associate Professor, FIU Department of Global and Sociocultural Studies and Asian Studies Program Andrea Queeley, Associate Professor, FIU Department of Global and Sociocultural Studies and African & African Diaspora Studies Program Susanne Zwingel, Associate Professor, FIU Department of Politics and International Relations

Moderator: David J. Kramer, Senior Fellow, FIU Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs

This event is free and open to the public.