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Please join the Atlantic Council and SACC-USA for a virtual ‘fireside chat’ with Barry Pavel, Senior Vice President of the Atlantic Council and Director of the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, on “The Geopolitical Implications of COVID-19.” The event will take place on Friday, May 15, 2020 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. EDT, and will be held online through Zoom video-conference technology. To receive the Zoom link, please register by clicking the REGISTER button above.

The coronavirus pandemic represents a geopolitical inflection point that will continue to shape international and domestic phenomena for decades. The United States, alongside allies and partners like Sweden, has only just begun to comprehend its implications for the health, economic vitality, and security of the current world order.

Accordingly, the Atlantic Council and its Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security have been at the forefront of global efforts to map the potential geopolitical trajectories of this pandemic. In previous weeks, the Scowcroft Center launched a groundbreaking Atlantic Council Strategy Paper on three scenarios for a post-COVID-19 world order, while hosting numerous European officials and other prominent voices including Swedish Ambassador Karin Olofsdotter and bestselling author Max Brooks for virtual discussions on lessons learned and policy responses. Minimizing the risks and maximizing the historic moment will require an innovative and holistic approach to international security and foreign affairs.

Therefore, in this virtual ‘fireside chat,’ Barry Pavel will address the Scowcroft Center’s efforts to both comprehend the geopolitics of COVID-19 and shape the US and allied response, including forecasting alternate scenarios and building a strategy for strengthening the world order in the pandemic’s wake. He will be introduced by Michael Andersson, Atlantic Council board director and chairman of SACC-USA.

We hope you can join us for what promises to be an important and timely discussion. To receive the virtual Zoom link, please register by completing the registration form below.

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