The COVID-19 pandemic has brought the global economy and much of regular daily life to a standstill, causing governments to wrestle with how best to respond to the public health crisis. In a virtual edition of CIGI's Community Event series, this presentation will discuss how think tanks — such as the Centre for International Governance Innovation — offer guidance on proactive policy responses to the global crisis including the current epidemic. It will be led by Aaron Shull, Managing Director and General Counsel at CIGI who will provide an overview of the pressing policy concerns and the role of think tanks and will conclude with a moderated Q&A led by CIGI’s Communications Advisor, Kristy Smith.
This event will take place virtually via the ZOOM Video Conferencing platform. Please register via the above Eventbrite link, and the Zoom link for the presentation will be shared with you by email 48 hours prior to the starting time. You will be prompted to install the application before you are able to access the livestream event. Questions can be submitted using the Q&A functionality within the Zoom platform once you join.
A practising lawyer, Aaron Shull is CIGI’s managing director and general counsel. In addition to advising on a range of domestic legal and corporate matters, he has substantive expertise in international law, global security and internet governance.
Kristy Smith is a communications advisor at the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), where she specializes in strategic communications, public relations and stakeholder engagement.