Webinar Video Political Economy

Defending The Global Commons In A COVID-19 World

CEPR / LSE IGA / SPP Webinar held Webinar held 2 July 2020
Part of the Maryam Forum Virtual Launch

Ketan Patel, CEO and Co-Founder, Greater Pacific Capital
Raghuram Rajan, Katherine Dusak Miller Distinguished Service Professor of Finance, Chicago Booth School of Business
Dali Yang, William Claude Reavis Professor in the Department of Political Science, University of Chicago
Ksenia Yudaeva, First Deputy Governor and Member of the Board of Directors, Central Bank of the Russian Federation

Chair and Moderator:
Erik Berglöf, Director, Institute of Global Affairs, LSE School of Public Policy and Fellow, CEPR

The COVID-19 pandemic has reinforced global rifts. What does this mean for our ability to respond to the intertwined medical emergency and economic crisis? How does the increased tension affect our capacity to address other global emergencies and challenges? What is the future of multilateralism? Can the global architecture cope with these tectonic shifts? Many countries, especially those in the developing world, rely heavily on the multilateral institutions. How will they fare in a more fractured world? Who will defend the global commons? Is there a way to restore the common ground?