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Virtual Event: Are We Winning The War Against Coronavirus?
10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Virtual Event


On March 23, Dr. Ezekiel J. Emanuel outlined in The New York Times the 5 actions the U.S. needs to take against COVID-19 in the next 14 days. In this virtual discussion co-hosted by Penn's Perry World House and the German Marshall Fund of the United States, he will provide a status report on the fight against COVID-19, and put forward suggestions for next steps in a discussion with Michael Horowitz, Interim Director of Perry World House, and Karen Donfried, President of the German Marshall Fund of the United States.

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Zeke Emanuel headshotEzekiel J. Emanuel is the Vice Provost for Global Initiatives, the Diane v.S. Levy and Robert M. Levy University Professor, and Chair of the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania. From January 2009 to January 2011, he served as special advisor for health policy to the director of the Office of Management and Budget in the White House. From 1997 to 2011, he was chair of the Department of Bioethics at the National Institutes of Health. He is also a breast oncologist.

Karen DonfriedKaren Donfried is president of the German Marshall Fund of the United States, a non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening transatlantic cooperation. Before assuming this position in April 2014, Donfried was special assistant to the president and senior director for European affairs on the National Security Council. Prior to that, she served on the National Intelligence Council, the State Department’s Policy Planning Staff, and at the Congressional Research Service. Donfried is a trustee of Wesleyan University, her undergraduate alma mater. She received her doctorate from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and a Magister from the University of Munich.

Michael HorowitzMichael C. Horowitz is Interim Director of Perry World House and a Professor of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of the award-winning book, The Diffusion of Military Power: Causes and Consequences for International Politics. He has published in a wide array of peer reviewed journals, as well as more popular outlets such as the New York Times, Politico, and Foreign Policy. Professor Horowitz spent 2013 working for the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Policy in the Department of Defense as an International Affairs Fellow, funded by the Council on Foreign Relations. He is affiliated with the Foreign Policy Research Institute, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and the Center for a New American Security. He is also a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies.