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Another crisis of the open society? Historical perspectives on the politics of the Covid-19 pandemic

September 14, 2020 at 13:00 - 17 September 2020 at 2:00 PM


Webinar and debate organized by the Association for Political History and the Luiss School of Government, which offers historical perspectives on the politics of the Covid-19 pandemic, focusing on the limits and contradictions of direct democracy, transboundary cooperation, and emergency policy in pandemic times.


Irène Herrmann Palmieri Professor of Transnational History of Switzerland, University of Geneva
Direct Democracy vs. Health Crises Management. A Swiss Contradiction? (1816-2020)

Beatrice de Graaf Professor of History of International Relations, Utrecht University
The (im)possibility of transboundary cooperation in pandemic times: a historical perspective

Richard Vinen Professor of History, King’s College London
Covid and politics in Britain: a historical approach