Virtual Meeting

Lessons on Reopening in a Pandemic From Around the World

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Health Policy Research Analyst, Princeton School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University; Cofounder, The Princeton Conference; Adviser, China National Center for Health Care Research and Development, National Health Commission, China

Author, Which Country has the World’s Best Health Care?; Vice Provost for Global Initiatives, Co-Director, Health Transformation Institute, University of Pennsylvania; Member, Council on Foreign Relations

Professor of Health Economics and Clinical Epidemiology and Director, Institute of Health Economics and Clinical Epidemiology, University of Cologne, Germany; Member, Deutsche Bundestag; Adjunct Faculty Member, Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health

Nick Schifrin

Foreign Affairs and Defense Correspondent, PBS NewsHour

Speakers discuss the challenges other countries in the Middle East, Asia, and Europe have faced in reopening workplaces and schools during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the lessons to be learned from these experiences around the world for the United States.

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Differences over Taiwan’s status have fueled rising tensions between the island and the mainland. Conflict over Taiwan also has the potential to be a flash point in U.S.-China relations.