Leadership in Times of Crisis: How States Shape National Responses in Fighting COVID-19

June 30, 2020
10:30 - 11:30am EDT
Online
Registration is required
This event is free

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  • Students
  • General public

Contact

Elizabeth Caruth

Description

Federalism in the U.S. and Germany places extraordinary responsibility on state leaders, especially in responding to a crisis such as the coronavirus pandemic. How are governors and ministers-president driving our national responses? States often can react more quickly than the federal government; they also reflect national diversity and play a vital role in bringing regional concerns to the national level. What lessons do key states offer for managing the balance between public health, science, and the economy while the pandemic continues? How are they setting the stage for economic development and transformation post-COVID-19?

This interactive digital dialogue will feature leaders of two of the largest and most densely populated states in Germany and the U.S., New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy and North-Rhine Westphalia Minister-President Armin Laschet, which have been at the front line of the global battle against the pandemic. The speakers will explore the shared lessons for the U.S., Germany, and the transatlantic and international communities.

Learn more about the speakers online. This event is hosted by the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies at Johns Hopkins University.

Who can attend?

  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Students
  • General public

Registration

Registration is required

Please register in advance

Contact

Elizabeth Caruth