Convention / Congress

COVID-19: assessing impacts, foreseeing solutions

MISS Master's Degree Opening Seminar - 20 September 2021
Eclipse of the sun with view of clouds and vegetation. NASA Ames Research Center. NASA ID Number AC75-1920. Art work: Don Davis  
20 September 2021
Start time 
10:30 am
Palazzo Paolo Prodi - Via Tommaso Gar 14, Trento
School of International Studies, University of Trento
Target audience: 
University community
UniTrento students
Free – Registration required
Registration deadline: 
17 September 2021, 11:00
Contact person: 
Program Office
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The School of International Studies (University of Trento) and the Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies (Pisa) jointly convene the MISS Master's Degree Opening Seminar 2021.


Morning session h. 09.30-12.30: Global Challenges and (In)Security in Pandemic Times

Opening remarks: Stefano Schiavo, Francesco Strazzari

Chair: Marco Pertile

• Human rights and health emergency - Michele Nicoletti 
• Mobility injustice in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic - Anna Casaglia 
• Covid-19 repercussions on climate action - Louisa Parks
• The pandemic crisis and the changing European Union - David Natali

Afternoon session  h. 14.30-17.00: Towards a "Post-Pandemic World"? Scenarios and Tools

Chair: Anna Casaglia

  • (Post-)pandemic International Relations: more of the same? - Francesco Strazzari
  • The economic impact of the pandemic - Andrea Fracasso
  • Is a new pandemic treaty needed? - Silvia Venier
  • Automation in times of pandemic - Mauro Caselli

Keynote speech h. 17.00-18.00 - via videoconference
Pandemic Geopolitics in the Anthropocene - Simon Dalby, Balsillie School of International Affairs, Waterloo, Canada

Closing remarks: Sara Lorenzini


Keynote Speaker:

  • Simon Dalby, Balsillie School of International Affairs, Waterloo, Canada

University of Trento:

  • Anna Casaglia
  • Mauro Caselli
  • Andrea Fracasso
  • Sara Lorenzini
  • Michele Nicoletti
  • Louisa Parks
  • Marco Pertile
  • Stefano Schiavo

Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies:

  • David Natali
  • Francesco Strazzari
  • Silvia Venier


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