Ilan Kelman

Position: 
Professor of Disasters and Health
Affiliation: 
University College London, UK and University of Agder, Norway
Discussion – Key Debates, Viewpoints & Interviews

Political Economy and Politics – Pandemic Diplomacy: Peace in our Time? (RN08)

2020, issue 45, Ilan Kelman: As Covid-19 disrupts day-to-day life around the world, could it also disrupt decade-to-decade political animosity? Might long-standing conflicts be set aside, and then continue on peaceful pathways, in order to deal with the Coronavirus disaster? This is the question asked by research into disaster diplomacy, examining how and why dealing with disasters (before, during, and after) does and does not create new, lasting diplomatic initiatives.

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