Roper Center Speaker Series: Pandemic Politics
Pandemic Politics: The Deadly Toll of Partisanship in the Age of COVID.
COVID-19 has killed more people than any war or public health crisis in American history, but the scale and grim human toll of the pandemic were not inevitable. Pandemic Politics examines how Donald Trump politicized COVID-19, shedding new light on how his administration tied the pandemic to the president’s political fate in an election year and chose partisanship over public health, with disastrous consequences for all of us. Shana Kushner Gadarian, Merle Goldberg Fabian Professor of Excellence in Citizenship and Critical Thinking, and Chair of the Syracuse University Political Science Department provides an in-depth account of a uniquely American tragedy. Pandemic Politics reveals how the politicization of the COVID-19 pandemic has profound and troubling implications for public health and the future of democracy itself.
Join the Roper Center for a very special presentation. The event is free and open to Cornell faculty and students. Light refreshments and beverages will be available after the discussion.