On the eve of the June 2 Pennsylvania primaries, we're hosting a special virtual event to discuss politics and voting during a pandemic.
How can states hold elections in a time of social distancing? Could policies like mail-in voting help?
In the United States, how has the crisis changed Donald Trump’s chances for reelection, and what does this mean for the global order?
Around the world, how are other countries responding to the challenge of holding elections in the age of COVID-19, and what can this crisis teach us about the resilience of democratic systems?Go to event
The World Today presents - From Black Death to Yellow Fever: Disease, Death, & Distancing in World History
From the Black Death to the 19th century quarantine system, global disease outbreaks have long been part of human history.
Much like social distancing can protect individuals from COVID-19, getting closer to our history can help protect societies from short-sighted policies.
What lessons can we learn from the Middle Ages and the 19th century? What are the historical origins of quarantine and social distancing? What was self-quarantine like before Netflix – or electricity? And what can past pandemics teach us about our changing global order?Go to event