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Social Science for a World in Crisis

The global pandemic is a crisis affecting not only public health but also governments, economies, and societies worldwide. Multiple vulnerabilities existed prior to the pandemic; the current crisis amplifies them. Indeed, the crisis disrupts virtually everything that enables us to work, learn, play, and thrive. The COVID-accelerated stress test brings countries to a dangerous moment but also presents a unique opportunity to confront challenges with needed correctives to political, economic, and social infrastructures. No institutions, behaviors, or beliefs should be exempt from reconsideration.

Launched in May 2020, in a series of themed discussions CASBS-affiliated scholars and practitioners explain what brought us to this moment and explore how to bring about realistic, durable change in service of a more prosperous, equitable, and human centered society.

Social Science for a World in Crisis

Upcoming Episode

"Reimagining the Corporation"

August 12, 2020 at 11:00am PDT | 2:00pm EDT | 7:00pm BST

Shona Brown, Colin Mayer, and Margaret O'Mara in conversation with moderator Paul Brest.

Episode produced by CASBS in partnership with The British Academy

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Previous Episodes

July 21, 2020

Episode 4: "Race and the Movement for Justice in America"

Co-sponsors: National Humanities Center and the Center for Comparative Studies of Race and Ethnicity, Stanford University

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July 9, 2020

Episode 3: "Polarization and Contentious Politics in the Age of Covid"

Co-sponsors: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and Annual Reviews

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June 5, 2020

Episode 2: "America As a Developing Country?"

Co-sponsor: Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford Univ.

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May 15, 2020

Episode 1: "Politics as the Problem and Solution During COVID-19 and Beyond"

Co-sponsor: Annual Reviews

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