Bridging Divides: Trust In Multilateralism
The global COVID pandemic has led to unprecedented measures of forced lockdowns and border closings. It halted movements of people and reduced flows of goods around the world. Yet, COVID has also demonstrated the need for international cooperation in developing a global health response to the pandemic, and mitigating its menacing economic and social impact around the world. As national governments and global institutions struggle and are challenged in their response, and as national and geopolitical interests dominate the current crisis management, how can trust in and effectiveness of the multilateral system – already under threat before the pandemic – be cultivated?
In this webinar, we will attempt to address following questions:
- How has trust in multilateral institutions eroded during the pandemic?
- Why does this matter?
- How can trust in multilateral institutions be rebuilt?
- How will we generate trans-national regional and global public goods in the wake of COVID and beyond?
Date: Thurs, July 23rd, 2020
The Virtual Victoria Forum 2020, the webinars and the Victoria Forum 2021 are jointly hosted by the University of Victoria and the Senate of Canada.
This webinar is presented in partnership with: