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March 2021

PPE in a Time of Pandemic: Vaccine Distribution and Justice

March 4 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

  Speakers: Lisa Herzog (Groningen University) and Brian Berkey (The University of Pennsylvania) Moderator: Ryan Doody (University of San Diego) Venue: Zoom link will be shared with registrants via email. Registration form will be available. Event Description: The end of 2020 was sweetened somewhat by news that scientists had created multiple effective vaccines for COVID-19. On receiving this news, states moved rapidly to confront the next major hurdle in the battle against the pandemic: the mass production and distribution of…

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PPE in a Time of Pandemic: Imagining and Writing a Pandemic

March 11 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Speaker: Geraldine Brooks (Harvard University) Moderator: Simone Gubler (University of Nevada, Reno) Venue: Zoom link will be shared with registrants via email. Registration is required, below. Event Description We invite you to join us for a live panel discussion with Pulitzer-prize winning author, Geraldine Brooks, on the topic of “imagining and writing a pandemic.” Geraldine Brooks is a journalist and novelist. During her career as a journalist, Brooks reported on environmental issues and international conflicts for the Wall Street Journal…

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PPE in a Time of Pandemic: Conspiracy Theories, Truth, and the Pandemic

March 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

  Speakers: Rachel Fraser (University of Oxford), C. Thi Nguyen (University of Utah) Moderator: Ryan Doody (University of San Diego) Venue: Zoom link will be shared with registrants via email. Register below. Event Description: During the Pandemic, many of us have spent a lot of time alone, and a lot of time online. These circumstances seem to have favored the emergence of a range of potent conspiracy theories. Some of these theories pertain to COVID-19 or the vaccination program against…

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April 2021

PPE in a Time of Pandemic: Collective Action, Public Choice, and the Pandemic

April 8 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Speaker: Stephanie Collins Moderator: Ryan Doody (University of San Diego) Venue: Zoom link will be shared with registrants via email. Register below. Event Description: The COVID-19 pandemic raises many pressing issues about both individual and collective action. As individuals, we ought to wash our hands, practice social distancing, and wear masks. But, when facing a calamity of such magnitude, individual action might not seem like enough. Do we also then have duties to think and act collectively? What does it…

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