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Date And Time

Thu, February 25, 2021

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CST

A year on from the declaration of a global health pandemic by the WHO in March 2020, this talk will review the similarities and differences of the public policy response to COVID-19 by a range of European governments (including, but not limited to, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the UK, Spain and Sweden) in the first six months of the crisis (March-September 2020). This talk will reflect on some of the consequences and implications this has for politics and public policy in Europe. The lecture will be based on a special issue of the European Policy Analysis journal that presents and contrasts public policy responses to COVID-19 in more than twenty countries that Barry guest edited.

Speaker Bio:

Dr. Barry Colfer is a research fellow at St Edmund’s College, University of Cambridge, and a postdoctoral researcher at the Politecnico di Torino (Italy). Barry’s research interests include the politics of European integration, the future of work, and British-Irish relations. Barry holds a PhD from the University of Cambridge, and has held postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Oxford (2018-2019) and at Harvard University (2019-2020). Barry previously worked at both Dáil Éireann (the Irish parliament) and at the European Parliament, and for a range of leading think-tanks.

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