School of Transnational Governance

#FlorenceLive: conversations about a post-corona world

 The COVID-19 pandemic will have a profound impact on how we live and work, and on how the world is organised. To understand these far-reaching changes and help navigate a post-corona world, the STG presents #FlorenceLive.

In this webcast series of conversations and interviews, academics and high-level policy-makers will discuss social, economic and political issues relating to the COVID-19 crisis from a transnational perspective. 

The #FlorenceLive conversations take place every Monday afternoon. All events are live-streamed and users are invited to engage in the discussion.

 

Watch our next #FlorenceLive conversation live (Mon 1/6, 5 PM CEST):

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#3: Climate (1 June, 5pm CEST)


  • What is the impact of the pandemic on the climate, on the goals set by the EU, on specific strategies and policy tools?
  • How can we integrate climate goals in the economic recovery plan?

Discussants:

Brigitte Knopf (Secretary General at Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change).

Harald Winkler (Director of the Energy Research Centre at the University of Cape Town)

Moderator: Jos Delbeke (Professor, EUI School of Transnational Governance). 


#4: Digital (8 June, 5pm CEST)


  • Are we all digital now?
  • Has the shift to online platforms in the pandemic ushered in a different era?
  • What are the economic and societal implications?

Discussants:

Marietje Schaake (Director of Policy, Stanford University's Cyber Policy Center)

Andrew Wyckoff (Director of the OECD’s Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation)

Moderator: Miguel Poiares Maduro (Professor, EUI School of Transnational Governance)

 

#5: Migration (15 June, 5pm CEST)


  • What are the implications of COVID-19 for migration flows and asylum?
  • Is it the end of Schengen as we know it?

Discussants:

Ylva Johansson (European Commissioner on Home Affairs)

António Vitorino (Director General of IOM, the United Nations Migration Agency)

Moderator: Andrew Geddes (Director of the EUI Migration Policy Centre) 

 

#6: Focus on Africa (22 June, 3pm CEST)


  • What will be the human and economic impact of the pandemic in Africa and emerging economies?
  • What are the implications for development assistance and for multilateral aid?

Discussants: 

Jutta Urpilainen (European Commissioner for International Partnerships)

Mohammed Ibrahim (Founder and Chair of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation)

Moderator: Fabrizio Tassinari (Executive Director of the EUI School of Transnational Governance)

 

#7: Geopolitics (29 June, 5pm CEST)


  • Has the US lost its pre-eminence in the post-COVID world?
  • Will China put its imprint on the new global governance system?
  • Is Europe still relevant?