JOIN VIRTUALLY! Success and Challenges in Social Distancing: Perspectives from Brazil, Italy, & Kenya

Success and Challenges in Social Distancing: Perspectives from Brazil, Italy, & Kenya
The NDI Global Roundtable Series is a series of virtual events dedicated to internationalizing conversations on issues of vital importance, sponsored by Notre Dame International, with cosponsorship by the Ford Program in Human Development Studies and Solidarity and the Eck Institute for Global Health.

This first roundtable in the NDI Global Roundtable Series will focus on ‘social distancing,’ featuring perspectives from Brazil, Italy, and Kenya. While we know that social distancing slows the spread of the coronavirus, other consequences of this public health intervention are less clear. Where and among whom has social distancing worked best? What are the unintended “effects” of social distancing? What are the positive and negative consequences of the so-called “lockdowns”? How has social distancing affected the lives of the elderly and the poor? What impact has it had on how we think about work and the workplace? What are the lessons learned for how we might deal with such pandemics in the future?

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Lorena Barberia, professor of political pcience at the University of São Paulo
Claudio Betti, assistant to the president of the community of Sant’Egidio, Rome
Vincent Ogutu, vice chancellor designate, Strathmore University, Nairobi, Kenya

Kellogg Faculty Fellow Rev. Robert Dowd, CSC, assistant provost for internationalization and associate professor of political science, University of Notre Dame

Bernard Nahlen, MD, Director, Eck Institute for Global Health and Pprofessor of Biological Sciences, University of Notre Dame

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