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Arizona COVID-19 & Law Coalition is a clearinghouse on law expertise related to the virus.

Upcoming Events

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Recurring Events

UArizona Recurring Events

COVID-19 and Beyond: Impact on UArizona Research & Innovation

Monthly / Web broadcast

This monthly live fireside chat with Elizabeth Cantwell is designed to improve communications campus wide and answer your questions about the university's research and innovation enterprise. Dr. Cantwell will take questions on the impact of COVID-19 on UArizona's research & innovation enterprise. The next chat is on June 4 and registration is required. Registration 

Healthcare and Research Ethics for COVID-19

A webinar series beginning June 5, 2020 

The first episode of the series will include a discussion on emerging ethical issues in drug and vaccine development for COVID-19. This webinar is the first in a series on healthcare and research ethics in the ongoing global pandemic. There will be time for questions. The webinar link will be sent to participants upon registration. Full details 

University Reentry Working Group Briefing

A weekly updates on the progress of the University's Campus Reentry Plan Working Group

Future briefings will be live streamed at every Thursday. The specific time will be announced via the University's official Twitter account

Wonder at Home

A webinar series from May 14, 2020 to TBA

A series of webinars exploring topics related to COVID-19 and its impact on our campus, state and world. Our hope is to share the latest research and keep you connected to the University from the convenience and safety of your home. Find a complete list of events here 

Weekly RCG Zoom Meetings

The weekly RCG meetings are currently held Thursday’s from 1-1:45 pm via Zoom (using the same link every week). Please add this to your own calendars. Bekah will send out a reminder the day before with the Draft Agenda, but here is the information:

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UArizona Vice President for Research Weekly Meetings on Research

  • Elizabeth “Betsy” Cantwell, senior vice president for research and innovation, invites all University of Arizona faculty to join in an ongoing weekly discussion series focused specifically on research and safe practices amid the outbreak and spread of COVID-19.

-Each call will include ~30 minutes for updates and information on relevant policies and ~30 minutes for general Q&A with Betsy and her guests.

  • Sangita Pawar, vice president for research operations, and Lori Schultz, RII senior director, will lead the audio Zoom discussion. 

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What: Weekly Zoom call

When: Wednesday, noon-1 pm 

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Remember to monitor the RII's COVID-19 web page for updates specifically pertinent to RII researchers, faculty, and staff.


Recurring External Events

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Past Events

Past UArizona Events

Moving Forward, Life after a Pandemic

August 6, 2020 at 5:00 p MST / Web Broadcast

As part of UArizona’s Campus Reentry Task Force, biologist Joyce Schroeder is lead on the implementation of app-based exposure notification. Schroeder hopes that people will sign for this anonymous app to help control the spread of COVID-19. But will they? Schroeder will converse with communication scholar Rain Wuyu Liu, who studies persuasion, health behavior promotion, and COVID-19 risk perceptions and preventative behaviors. Full details 

Compassion for Others and Ourselves during the Pandemic

July 30, 2020 at 5:00 p MST / Web Broadcast

COVID-19 has impacted not only people’s health but also their finances, social and family life, and emotional well-being. During this trying time, how can we practice self-care while also be mindful of the challenges of others? Leslie Langbert, the director of the Center for Compassion Studies, will provide tips for how we can reduce anxiety by incorporating mindfulness into our day and how we can draw upon those same skills to show compassion to others. Full details 

Making Sense of this Moment: COVID-19 in Historical Perspective

July 23, 2020 at 5:00 p MST / Web Broadcast

What do a geneticist and a historian have in common? A passion for reconstructing the past and understanding its implications for the present and future. Michael Worobey is known around the world for his work on viral pandemics and his reconstructions of the origins and timelines of viruses, including COVID-19. Emma Perez is an award-winning Chicana, feminist historian and author who examines how big events change history, how we remember and make sense of them, and who is missing from the narrative. Full details 

Technology and Your Privacy Rights in the COVID-19 Response Era

July 23, 2020 at 12:00 p to 1:00 p PT / Web Broadcast

The COVID-19 pandemic has raised the stakes of current technology law and policy debates. Are we willing to tolerate more surveillance in exchange for better health outcomes? Who should get to make the speech rules for large private platforms? How, if at all, should offline rules apply to our digital worlds? Join Professors Jane Bambauer and Andrew Keane Woods for this discussion moderated by Arizona Law alumna Daisy Jenkins ('96). This webinar will take place as part of the University of Arizona's Wonder at Home Series. Full details 

LawCats Live - How Constitutional Rights might inform the planning of "New Safe Return plans"

July 16, 2020 at 12:15 p MST / Web Broadcast

As the nation plans "returns" to education, work and other settings pre-vaccine, tough questions arise for planners. In this conversation moderated by Professor and Law Library Director Teresa Miguel-Sterns, Professors Justin Pidot and Toni Massaro will discuss areas of agreement derived from constitutional norms and doctrine that might guide planners and -- they hope -- enable all to begin from shared understandings.This does not resolve tough practical questions, to be sure. But it reminds us a unum runs below the pluribus. The work-in-progress that will be discussed in the July 16th webinar is available here. Full details  

LawCats Live - The Other Front Line: COVID-19, Immigrant Workers and Public Health Consequences

July 9, 2020 at 12:15 p MST / Web Broadcast 

In this interactive webinar you will hear from Arizona Law Professors Shefali Milczarek-Desai and Tara Sklar in a conversation moderated by Professor Ellie Bublick on the importance of paid sick leave legislation and enforcement, along with other recommendations, to minimize COVID-19 superspreaders, reduce harsh health and economic impacts on essential workers, and safeguard America's older population. Full details 

Long-Term Innovation: Health Care post COVID-19 

June 23, 2020 at 2:00 MST / Web Broadcast

This presentation will address how innovation should be pursued and/or expanded in health sciences based on lessons learned during the pandemic. Full details 

Mental Health Care in Digital Times

June 9, 2020 at 2:00 MST / Web Broadcast

This presentation will address how mental health care has changed in digital times and the role technology plays in mental health care. Additionally, this presentation will touch on ways in which digital options for mental health care have supported patients throughout the pandemic. Full details   

Managing Vulnerable Rural Populations and COVID-19 

May 26, 2020 at 2:00 p MST / Web Broadcast

This presentation will address the effects of COVID-19 on rural communities and how technology could be implemented to help mitigate some of the challenges facing these communities. Full details 

Telemedicine During a Pandemic

May 12, 2020 at 2:00 p MST / Web Broadcast

This presentation will address the ways in which telemedicine has played a central role in social distancing, how that practice can continue to improve, and how telemedicine can expand its services to vulnerable populations. Full details 

Federal Court Caseloads During COVID 

April 24, 2020 a 12:00 p - 1:00 p MST / Web Broadcast

Please join Judge Dominic Lanza of the United States District Court for the District of Arizona, his extern Bryce Anderson, and the PEP program for a discussion of federal cases in the time of COVID. Short reading available through Professor Bublick at Full details 

A Bipartisan Approach to COVID-19

April 23, 2020 Watch 

A program of the UArizona National Institute for Civil DiscourseCommonSense American is hosting an online broadcast that intends to discuss many topics, including but not limited to a bipartisan approach to COVID-19, and will feature an impressive lineup of speakers including: Former Health and Human Services Secretaries Mike Leavitt and Sylvia Burwell, Former US Representative Gabby Giffords and Former US Senator Jeff Flake, NICD Co-Chairs Tom Daschle and Christine Todd Whitman. In addition, the speakers will discuss Congress' work on the issue of "surprise medical bills" and announce the results of CommonSense American's work on this issue.

Past External Events

Airborne Transmission of SARS-CoV-2: A Virtual Workshop

August 26-27, 2020 at 10:00 a to 5:30 p EDT / Webcast

There is much we don’t know about the transmission of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. We know it can spread from an infected person’s sneeze or cough. But what do we know about transmission via speech and exhaled breath? How long do infectious particles linger in the air? How far can they travel? This Environmental Health Matters Initiative (EHMI) workshop will delve into the rapidly evolving science on the spread of the virus, as part of a larger body of COVID-19 related work at the National Academies. This workshop will clarify the state of science when it comes to air as a medium for SARS-CoV-2 exposure and transmission. The purpose is to inform interdiction and mitigation measures, as well as highlight key uncertainties that need to be addressed. Full details 

Preventing Housing Insecurity: COVID-19, Rent, and Mortgage Relief

August 24, 2020 at 1:00 p to 2:30 p EDT / Webcast

Quality affordable housing was out of reach for many families prior to the pandemic. The economic impact of the COVID-19 has unleashed a disproportionate housing crisis on Black, Brown and low-income families. This panel will discuss tools such as rental assistance, eviction moratoria and diversion programs, the capacity of homelessness response systems in the face of COVID-19, and ways to ensure federal, state and local funding streams for housing assistance are actualized. Full details 

COVID-19 in Indian Country: Past Policy, Current Responses, and Future Implications

August 18, 2020 at 1:00 to 2:30 EDT / Webcast 

The coronavirus pandemic has had a disproportionate impact on Native Americans and Tribal communities. Leading up to this current crisis, many state and federal policies undercut tribal sovereignty, leaving tribal healthcare systems underfunded and ill-equipped to respond to the spread of COVID-19 in their communities. In response, Tribes have exercised their inherent sovereignty to implement a range of infection control measures, with community-led initiatives providing creative and nimble solutions to the evolving crisis. This webinar will introduce participants to key principles in Indian law and Tribal public health law, discuss the impact of COVID-19 in Indian Country, and identify response strategies based upon practical experience. Full details 

Power, Privilege, and Transformation: Lessons from the Pandemic for Online Legal Education

August 5, 2020 at 12:00 p to 6:00 p EDT / Web Broadcast

The University of Miami School of Law, in partnership with the AALS Journal of Legal Education, is delighted to host a virtual symposium to discuss the ways in which the COVID-19 pandemic has transformed legal education in the U.S. Full details 

COVID-19: How to Cope with Ongoing Isolation

August 5, 2020 at 1:00 p EDT / Web Broadcast

Wondering how COVID-19 is affecting your mental health? Looking for strategies to reduce feelings of stress and loneliness during COVID-19? Join Brigham Young University psychology and neuroscience professor Julianne Holt-Lunstad as she shares her insight into how social distancing practices are affecting our minds, why relationships are important, and helpful habits we can implement to cope. Full details

COVID-19: The Impact in Latin America

August 5, 2020 at 12:00 p PT / Web Broadcast

As COVID-19 cases rise across Latin America, countries have taken different approaches to curb the spread of the virus with varying degrees of effectiveness. During this panel discussion, leading experts will analyze the impacts of the pandemic on health, social protection, and the economy in countries across Latin America, as well as provide a data‐driven assessment of how countries have responded. Register  

COVID-19 Equitable Relief & Recovery

August 3, 2020 at 1:00 p - 2:30 p EDT / Web Broadcast

One of the greatest challenges of the pandemic is ensuring basic economic stability while also preserving opportunities for business and home ownership. The current policy climate challenges cities to respond to emergency needs while designing longer term reforms to create a more inclusive economy. Our panel will discuss small business supports (including recent experience with The Paycheck Protection Program); equitable lending programs; financial support for low-income and essential workers; and forecasts for federal action. Full details 

COVID-19 and the Politics of Reproductive Health: Global Perspectives

July 29, 2020 at 11:00 a to 12:00 p EDT / Web Broadcast

The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged health systems around the world, displacing attention to other much-needed services and conditions. It has particularly impacted access to sexual and reproductive health goods and services⁠—not only in the U.S., as discussed in Reproductive Rights in 2020: June Medical Services v. Russo and COVID-19, but around the globe. While in some places governments have made concerted efforts to mitigate the displacement of sexual and reproductive health services by telehealth and other means, in many others the pandemic has provided cover for policies that neglect and even undermine reproductive health and rights. Reproductive rights movements and mobilizations (including around abortion) have been interrupted; contraception access has been affected; and sexual and obstetric violence have both increased. Join us for a discussion of the impact that COVID-19 has had on sexual and reproductive health and rights around the world. Full details 

American Challenges Abroad at a Time of Plague, Protest, and Panic at Home 

July 29, 2020 at 1:30 p to 2:30 p PT / Web Broadcast

Join the Hoover Institution with Senator Tom Cotton and Victor Davis Hanson to discuss American Challenges Abroad at a Time of Plague, Protest, and Panic at Home. Full details 

Is It an Allergy, Cold, or COVID? Finding Answers With Federal Health Resources

July 28, 2020 at 1:00 p to 2:00 p EDT / Web Broadcast

The Federal Government produces and hosts large quantities of health information for users at all levels. Whether you need easy recipes for kids or COVID-19 studies, there is something for everyone. Learn which agencies have the information you need, including some sources that might surprise you. Full details 

Securing the 2020 Election During a Pandemic

July 28, 2020 at 12:00 p to 1:15 p PT / Web Broadcast

How can we ensure that Americans can vote safely during the COVID pandemic? Would voting by mail confer an advantage to either major political party? How would vote-by-mail affect turnout, and would it increase the risk of voter fraud? Would voters trust new procedures for election administration, and would those without mail-in options feel safe enough to vote in person on Election Day? Full details 

COVID State of Play

July 28, 2020 at 2:00 p to 3:00 p EDT / Web Broadcast

What’s the Covid State of Play? Join Dr. Margaret Bourdeaux and Professor Jonathan Zittrain, co-chairs of the Berkman Klein Center’s Policy Practice: Digital Pandemic Response, as they try to untangle the challenges in the fight against COVID-19 in a chat with former NSC pandemic policy staffer Beth Cameron and Chief of Strategy and Policy for Partners in Health’s MA COVID-19 Response KJ Seung. Full details 

A Discussion on America’s Future After COVID-19

July 22, 2020 at 1:30 p PT / Web Broadcast

A discussion with Marco Rubio, U.S. Senator, Florida, and Lanhee Chen, American Public Policy Scholar, Hoover Institution. Full details 

US COVID Atlas: Exploring Data to Move to Action

July 21, 2020 at 3:00 p EDT / Web Broadcast

As the COVID-19 pandemic has gripped the nation, an endless stream of data has flooded our inboxes, news outlets, and social media. But as communities navigate the crisis, response, and recovery, it’s more crucial than ever to connect this data with our own community contexts. The US COVID Atlas developed by the Center for Spatial Data Science at the University of Chicago and coalition partners, is a helpful tool to assess your county’s past, current, and projected COVID-19 data and social and economic data. Layering these data points can provide additional context about a community’s conditions and can help guide services, resources, and policies to where the need is greatest. Full details 

U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Virtual Public Briefing: Assessing COVID-19 and the Broken Promises to Native Americans

July 17, 2020 at 10:00 a EDT / Web Broadcast

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights will hold a virtual public briefing to evaluate the impact of COVID-19 on Native Americans. In 2018, the Commission issued Broken Promises: Continuing Federal Funding Shortfall for Native Americans, a comprehensive report that addressed the inadequacy of federal funding for Native American programs despite the United States’ trust responsibility to promote tribal self-government, support the general well being of Native American tribes and villages, and to protect their land and resources. The Commission will hear testimony from experts on how the pandemic has impacted Native American communities with respect to healthcare, housing, and infrastructure components such as access to water and broadband, and whether the federal government is meetings its obligations to Native American people in this current crisis. Full details 

Fiscal Policy & the National Debt in the COVID Economy with Maya MacGuineas 

July 17, 2020 at 12:00 p to 1:00 p PT / Web Broadcast

The Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research invites you to join us for a virtual associates meeting with Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. Maya will be discussing the national debt and the challenges of fiscal policy in the COVID-19 economy. Full details

Trump's Covid Calculus

July 16, 2020 at 8:00 a PT / Web Broadcast

The resurgence of Covid-19 infections has stalled hopes for an economic rebound, leaving millions of workers unemployed. Policy makers are reconsidering their next steps — from additional stimulus and stricter public health measures to altering school reopenings. How is the Trump administration addressing election-year concerns amid the risk of a renewed wave of infections this fall? Full details 

Longevity Project: A New Ageism? Fallout from the Pandemic

July 15, 2020 at 8:00 a to 5:00 p PT / Web Broadcast

Ageism and the decline narrative of aging were around well before the pandemic started, but for some Americans, COVID-19 has spurred a greater sense of a zero-sum game between younger and older generations. Please join us for a panel discussion to explore the public and media response to the pandemic and what it means for the perception of older Americans in civil society. The panelists, along with the moderator, Ken Stern, will discuss how society has been responding to the most vulnerable population during the coronavirus pandemic and what that means going forward. Full details 

Latinx Economic Resilience During and After COVID

July 14, 2020 at 2:30 p to 4:00 p PT / Web Broadcast

The conversation will focus on understanding the challenges facing Latinx workers and families, especially those experiencing increased economic precarity during the COVID-19 crisis. We'll focus on solutions, exploring ways to meet families' immediate income needs, as well as their employment needs via access to more recession-resilient jobs and skills in the future. Economic equity leaders will share the needs they are seeing, along with resources and ideas that can help Latinx communities thrive during and after the pandemic. Full details 

Applying Covid-19’s Hard-Earned Lessons to Climate Change

July 9, 2020 at 1:30 p EDT / Web Broadcast

This year, to combat coronavirus, companies adapted their production, governments poured money into technology, central banks permitted exceptional stimulus packages and societies mobilized to shield the most vulnerable. Has this created the blueprint for combating climate change? How can legacy systems and businesses transform to scale solutions at this unique moment in history? Full details 

COVID-19: Disproportionate Impact on Navajo Nation and Tribal Communities

July 9, 2020 at 3:00 p EDT / Web Broadcast

The Navajo Nation has long experienced barriers to health and opportunity. As the COVID-19 pandemic has crossed the country, the Navajo tribe has been disproportionately impacted by the virus, facing some of the highest rates in the United States. Chronic underfunding for health and infrastructure for tribal nations coupled with the historical trauma that has come from centuries of forced relocation and other federal policies are now compounding the impacts of COVID-19. Prevention efforts including social distancing and increased hand-washing are particularly challenging to maintain across the Navajo Nation, due in large part to the 30-40% of households without access to running water or electricity, widespread food insecurity, and large number of multi-generational households. Full details 

Latinx Economic Resilience in the Time of COVID

July 7, 2020 at 2:30 p to 4:00 p PT / Web Broadcast

While it is true that the COVID-19 outbreak impacts all Americans, it has, quite simply, impacted the Latinx community disproportionately. The coronavirus has highlighted disparities in the workplace and in society, which have long gone unaddressed. The more we understand these challenges as we rebuild from this crisis, the greater the likelihood that we will emerge as a more inclusive and just place. Full details 

How to Run a Hospital during a Pandemic: Hospital Administration Ethical and Legal Challenges in the Time of COVID-19 

June 30, 2020 at 10:00 a to 11:00 a MST / Web Broadcast

Hospital administration is complex during the best of times. Hospitals are now struggling to respond to the surge of COVID-19 patients, including obtaining enough PPE, ventilators, and other materials. They must also manage a sharp decrease in revenue from a pause on most other medical procedures. Hospitals are also considering the needs of their workforces, both in terms of overwhelmed clinicians treating COVID-19 patients and providers with little to no work because their practices have been put on pause. Full details 

Nursing Homes and COVID-19: Mitigating the Spread of the Virus through Federal Guidance and Technology

June 30, 2020 at 12:00 p to 1:00 p EDT / Web Broadcast

The coronavirus pandemic has had a devastating impact on long-term care environments given that they house older adults and individuals with underlying chronic conditions, who are more susceptible to serious complications from COVID-19 illness. According to data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), as of March 2020, 127 of the nation’s 15,000 nursing homes had at least 1 resident who tested positive for COVID-19. Nationally, counties own, operate and support 758 skilled nursing facilities and nursing homes. The concentration of COVID-19 cases and deaths in nursing homes greatly impacts both counties and our residents. Full details  

Native American Treaty Rights in the Time of Covid-19 

June 29, 2020 at 12:00 p to 1:30 p EDT / Web Broadcast

The struggle to defend the treaty rights of Native Americans has been long and difficult. But the Covid-19 pandemic has presented new challenges to the protection of the voting rights, the environment, and the health and safety of Native American communities. Our panel will address these issues, and what you can do to help. Full details 

Race, Law, and Health Policy

June 29, 2020 at 12:50 p to 2:00 p PT  / Web Broadcast 

COVID-19 has had a dramatically different effect on African-American and Latinx communities. This reflects enormous racial inequalities in health and health care in the United States. A panel of Berkeley professors will discuss race, law, and health policy. Full details 

Democracy in the time of COVID-19

June 29, 2020 at 1:45 p to 3:15 p EDT / Web Broadcast

The focus of this panel discussion will be how COVID19 may impact November’s election and how the ongoing attacks on “vote by mail” could result in massive voter suppression. Panelists will also consider the chimera of voter fraud and how it is being used as a subversive tool to undercut our democracy. The session will begin with a short documentary that goes behind the scenes of the so-called “voter integrity” movement, “Voter Fraudbusters,” from the producers of, “Rigged: The Voter Suppression Playbook.” Full details 

Local Response to COVID-19: How Counties are Investing CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Fund Dollars

June 26, 2020 at 11:00 a to 12:00 p MST / Web Broadcast

On March 27, Congress passed and the president signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which established a new $150 billion Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) for state, county and municipal governments with populations of over 500,000 people to address necessary expenditures incurred due to the COVID-19 public health emergency. Now that the U.S. Treasury has distributed CRF payments, eligible counties are now tasked with distributing these funds in the best way possible to support our nation’s residents and communities. Full details  

Structural Racism and COVID19: The Political Divide, Re-Opening the Society and Health Impacts on People of Color

June 26, 2020 at 12:00 p to 1:00 p PT / Web Broadcast

Recent California data show that citizen perspectives on rolling back shelter in place and other public health provisions related to COVID19 are highly politicized and racialized. This Conversation features experts, john powell, Director of the Othering and Belonging Institute at UC Berkeley, Cristina Mora, Co-Director of the Institute of Governmental Studies, and Mahasin Mujahid, Epidemiologist, School of Public Health who will explore the impact of a polarized society on COVID19, especially for vulnerable populations. Full details 

COVID-19: The Impact in India

June 25, 2020 at 9:30 a to 10:30 a PT / Web Broadcast

India is emerging from the world's largest lockdown in its fight against COVID-19. What challenges lie ahead for the country's 1.3 billion residents? How effective has the response from India's government been and what are the short and longer-term impacts of COVID-19 for India's citizens and its economy? Full details 

Latinx Economic Resilience During and After COVID

June 25, 2020 at 1:30 p PT / Web Broadcast

While it is true that the COVID-19 outbreak impacts all Americans, it has, quite simply, impacted the Latinx community deeply and differently. The coronavirus has highlighted disparities in the workplace and in society, which have long gone unaddressed. The more we understand these challenges as we rebuild from this crisis, the greater the likelihood that we will emerge as a more inclusive and just place. Full details 

Leading in a Pandemic: Equipping Youth with Hope and Opportunity

June 24, 2020 at 9:00 a to 10:30 a PT / Web Broadcast

The academic, financial pressures, and mental health issues facing young people are profound. How has COVID-19 exacerbated the challenges young people face, and the people working in youth-facing industries? Our guests will talk about what is happening now and what can be done about it. Full details 

A Diplomat’s Perspective: Global Geopolitics after COVID-19

June 24, 2020 at 12:00 p to 1:00 p EDT / Web Broadcast

In a moderated conversation with Ambassador Giampiero Massolo, president of Fincantieri S.P.A and president of the Italian Institute for International Political Studies, speakers will look to address the questions: is COVID-19 a geopolitical game-changer? Is the pandemic a turning point in global power politics? Full details 

Decarceration and Community: COVID 19 and Beyond

June 23, 2020 at 11:00 a to 12:30 p MT / Web Broadcast

How are public officials responsible for the operation of jails and prisons are responding to the current pandemic. What challenges and opportunities present themselves, given the reality of COVID-19 in carceral spaces? Responding to the issues raised by impacted people during the first session, how do we understand public health in and around carceral spaces, and how do we develop strategies to keep communities safe during the pandemic? Drawing on decades of collective experience running county jails and state prisons along with expertise in addressing health concerns within and outside such settings, the panelists will consider possible solutions, including justice reinvestment, decarceration, and early release. Full details 

Historical Roots of the Pandemic’s Racial Disparities

June 18, 2020 Watch 

Black Americans have experienced a vastly disproportionate death rate during the Covid-19 pandemic, magnifying and revealing persistent inequalities that remain an undeniable force in this country. A recent cover story in The New York Times Magazine addressed these tragic disparities and showed how they are connected to a history of systemic racism in the United States. This same history was explored in the magazine’s landmark 1619 Project last summer. Join us for a conversation about how this country’s past has affected its present disparate health outcomes. 

KATE BUNDORF: COVID-19 and the US Healthcare System

June 16, 2020 Watch 

Supporting Women-Owned Businesses During the COVID-19 Era

June 16, 2020 Watch 

New America CA and the San Francisco Department on the Status of Women have partnered to host a live streamed town hall to discuss How we can support women business owners during and after the COVID-19 crisis. While all businesses have been impacted by shelter in place, women-owned businesses, especially small businesses or businesses owned by women of color, have been hit especially hard. We’ll be hosting a conversation with local government officials, women business owners, and entrepreneurship experts to explore how we can address these inequities and imagine a more equal future.

Air and the Virus With Prof. Linsey Marr
June 15, 2020 Watch 

Dr. Linsey Marr, a professor of civil and environmental engineering, Virginia Tech, is one of the world’s leading experts on airborne transmission of viruses. Her practical advice has been cited by public health agencies and media around the world. Now she’s here to answer your questions about the air you’re breathing — and how to lower your risk of breathing coronavirus.

COVID-19 and the Law Conference

June 11-12, 2020 Watch/Listen

The Federalist Society announces a major conference on COVID-19 & the Law to take place virtually on June 11-12. The conference will consist of six panels covering a range of legal issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Each panel will be available to watch as a webinar and as a live stream.

Of Virulent Viruses and Reservoir Hosts

June 12, 2020 Watch 

Bats are thought to harbor hundreds of coronaviruses, as well as many other types of viruses that are highly pathogenic in humans. Dr. Cara Brook and Professor Britt Glaunsinger will provide insight into what allows bats to exist with such an array of potentially lethal viruses, how pathogens like the coronavirus jump into the human population and how the coronavirus is able to hijack a human cell to amplify itself and evade the immune system. They will also discuss the coordinated efforts across UC Berkeley to track the virus, discover exactly how it works and develop new therapies.

LBJ in the Arena - Public Policy in Combating COVID-19

April 1, 2020 through June 11, 2020 

A weekly virtual event series exploring the impact of COVID-19 on our communities. To view past sessions, visit here 


Building Back Better

June 11, 2020 Watch 

How do we move beyond COVID-19 in a way that addresses the impact of racism, xenophobia and discrimination on health?

First in first out? The economic impact of COVID-19 on Asian Economies with Bert Hofman

June 11, 2020 Watch 

COVID-19 in the global south: economic impacts and recovery

June 10, 2020 Watch 

COVID-19 is threatening the health and economic security of communities around the world, with dire implications for those living in poverty. As the pandemic unfolds, the Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA) is committed to sharing practical insights that can support evidence-based responses in the Global South. Panelists will discuss ongoing and completed research that sheds light on the economic toll of the pandemic, as well as the optimal design and targeting of cash transfer programs. We hope these insights will help to inform government and NGO decision-making in the face of what could quickly become a protracted crisis.

Climate action in the COVID era: Data, reporting, and accountability

June 9, 2020 Watch

The COVID crisis has laid bare the need for real-time, comprehensive, and publicly accessible data—the climate crisis demands no less. Panelists will discuss how to fill the existing climate data gaps and why it’s time to move beyond an approach emphasizing voluntary reporting to one establishing carbon data accountability regimes.

When “Stay at Home” Isn’t Safe: Domestic Violence during COVID-19

June 8, 2020 Watch 

Although communities have been asked to stay home to stay safe, for many domestic violence victims, home can be a dangerous place. Spikes in intimate partner violence (IPV) and child abuse have been noted across the country and around the world since the onset of the COVID-19 stay-at-home directives as victims and witnesses of IPV and child abuse find themselves isolated within their homes and confronted with difficult decisions about when and how to seek care or shelter. In this Radcliffe webinar, scholars, public officials, community activists, and survivors join to discuss domestic violence in the midst of this public health crisis and to consider different strategies for providing services and help to those in need.

Living Well: Lowering Risk With Prof. Erin Bromage

June 8, 2020 Watch 

His recent blog post about the risks posed by coronavirus went viral, catapulting him to international fame. Now Professor Erin Bromage, a comparative immunologist and professor of biology at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, joins us to share the latest data on how coronavirus spreads, and explore smart ways to live your life while staying safe.

The Black Swan Economy: A Virtual Conversation with Jonathan Coslet and John Taylor

June 8, 2020 Watch 

The Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research invites you to join us for a special virtual associates meeting with Jonathan Coslet and John Taylor as they discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the economy and their predictions for the future.

Science's Viral Misinformation

June 4, 2020 Watch 

In a moment when scientists are racing to develop treatments and a vaccine for COVID-19, it’s crucial to look to the long history of once-popular treatments that have later proven ineffective or deadly. While society has moved past bloodletting and other archaic cures, the rise in misinformation and wild speculations around the pandemic has shown that we still need to address serious issues with media hype, medical research, and regulatory oversight.

Black Community Voice, Civic Engagement, and Identity’s Role in COVID-19 Resilience

June 4, 2020 Watch

While it’s true that the COVID-19 outbreak impacts all Americans, it has, quite simply, impacted Black America differently. The coronavirus has deepened disparity. Longstanding systemic barriers and racism have intergenerational impacts and have set the stage on which the current situation is played out -- we cannot respond to the crisis without facing those barriers explicitly and as a community.

Back to school: What parents can expect & policymakers can do

June 2, 2020 Watch 

The Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research invites you to join us for a conversation about education during COVID-19 including the challenges and opportunities ahead as schools and families prepare for a new academic year. What policies and practices can help ensure equitable and effective re-opening? What might learning and classrooms look like in the future?

Where's the Meat?

May 28, 2020 Watch 

The pandemic has amplified long-standing issues with the food industry as workers fall ill, supply chains stall, and a meat shortage looms. Is this just a pause before we get back to meat business as usual? Or, could this crisis lead to reform, regulation, and even a more sustainable future of food?

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