The Pandemic in Policy, Practice and Politics is a monthly webinar series that examines the current Coronavirus pandemic through the lens of the social sciences. Join us to explore the way the pandemic is affecting everything from public health and public finances to political campaigns and more.

Upcoming Event:
COVID-19 and City Finance

featuring Dr. Evgenia Gorina
Assistant Professor of Public and Nonprofit Management

and Teodoro Benavides
Associate Professor of Practice of Public and Nonprofit Management and EPPS MPA Director

Tuesday, August 18th
2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Attend the Live Event


Dr. Malek Ahmadi’s talk will be a sociological examination of the virus, its spread, and confirmation bias given the media’s portrayal of the pandemic.
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  • Will the Economic Crisis Torpedo Trump’s Re-Election Prospects?
    Dr. Harold Clarke, Ashbel Smith Professor of Political Science
    June 25, 2020

  • We’re Not All in This Together: A Sociological Look at the Coronavirus
    Dr. John Malek-Ahmadi, Assistant Professor of Instruction of Sociology
    July 29, 2020