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Multiple Crises: Recovery, Reform, Transformation – CIC Hamilton & McMaster University

March 12, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EST

Please join us for a collaborative expert panel hosted by CIC Hamilton and McMaster University’s graduate student conference, Mapping the Global Dimensions of Policy. 

This event is titled Multiple Crises: Recovery, Reform, Transformation and will feature discussions of globalization and current crises including COVID-19, climate change, natural disasters, changes in democratic governance, financial crises, and social inequality. Panelists will explore both the national and international responses or outcomes to these crises; highlight whether we are seeing more of the same or a shift in the policy paradigm; and/or highlight potential emerging alternatives and theoretical developments used to analyze inter-state phenomena.

Multiple crises have been revealed during the global pandemic. Economic divisions have intensified, democratic deficits have deepened, and environmental catastrophes have multiplied. The various policy responses undertaken by nation states and the apparent lack of international coordination casts doubt on whether our global system can respond to these crises. For many, discussions about recovery focus on economic resilience, while others are calling for a more people-centric, inclusive recovery. Yet, as we have seen, these crises are not confined to national borders and nation states cannot act in isolation. With multiple crises continuing to emerge, is our capacity to have a united global system in peril? What role are nation states playing in stabilizing or destabilizing the global system? Are we witnessing a new paradigm of global policy making, and what are the implications of these crises for global policy making and domestic politics? Is recovery enough?


Dr. Rachel Zhou, McMaster University

Dr. Eric Helleiner, University of Waterloo

Dr. Jennifer Pybus, York University

Dr. Eric Kennedy, York University

This event will be held on Zoom. Registration is available here.




March 12, 2022
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EST


CIC Hamilton Branch
McMaster University