An affiliate professor of political science at Lincoln College will host a digital presentation Monday on “The Politics of Coronavirus.”
Darius Watson, who holds a doctorate in worldwide relations and international coverage, will focus on how the coronavirus is remodeling America. His areas of experience embrace nationwide safety methods and worldwide terrorism.
Watson will invite dialogue and feedback after his discuss.
The presentation is 6-7:30 p.m. Monday.
A hyperlink to the Zoom assembly might be discovered on “The Politics of Coronavirus” occasion web page on Fb.
The occasion is a part of the Lincoln College and Missouri River Regional Library lecture collection.
The presentation will likely be primarily based on Watson’s essay, “The Covid Conundrum,” primarily based on the thought the coronavirus has uncovered a few of America’s pre-existing situations. He writes concerning the issues which have made this nationwide disaster totally different from others.
“These points revolve across the visions that in typical intervals of nationwide emergency wouldn’t exist,” Watson stated. “My body of reference is 9/11 — I bear in mind 9/11 vividly, and there’s not the identical degree of nationwide unity coming collectively on any degree.”
Watson will focus on how regionalism has been accentuated by the agricultural and concrete divide and the influence of the coronavirus.
“The coronavirus — and particularly the federal government reactions to it — have actually uncovered the whole lot from a long-standing historical past of federal versus anti-federalism debate in America proper all the way down to at this time’s modern type of rural versus city views of American tradition and the way totally different they are often.”
He may also focus on the worldwide perspective of the pandemic.
Watson stated he believes the U.S. authorities ought to be taking initiative to be a frontrunner on this time of disaster.
“America is actually not participating a place of management, whether or not it’s being a purchaser of medical provides and PPE and issues like that or attacking the World Well being Group,” he stated.
Watson fears there will likely be one other wave of the coronavirus, which makes the 2020 presidential election crucial presidential election in his lifetime, he stated.
“Whoever is president will likely be rebuilding the nation and getting ready us for the following coronavirus,” he stated.
Watson stated he tries to be goal on this concern by information and a number of views.
“My method is making an attempt to take a measured take a look at issues and perceive how our society’s type of responding up to now of disaster,” he stated.
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