The World Health Organization has declared COVID-19 a global pandemic. What exactly does this mean? What is the relationship between countries and the WHO, and how does it promote cooperation on a global issue like this pandemic? Hosted by Doug Becker. [ dur: 42 mins. ]
- Heather Wipfli is an Associate Professor of Clinical Preventive Medicine and International Relations at the University of Southern California (USC). She is the author of Investigating global mental health: Contributions from political science and Network influences on policy implementation: Evidence from a global health treaty.
Then, What is power? Who has it? How does it work? We discuss politics of power with William Domhoff renowned author of the classic book Who Rules America. [ dur: 16 mins. ]
- William Domhoff is a Research Professor at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He is the author of numerous books including Who Rules America?, Changing the Powers That Be: How the Left Can Stop Losing and Win, Class and Power in the New Deal: Corporate Moderates, Southern Democrats, and the Liberal-Labor Coalition , and co-author of Diversity in the Power Elite: How It Happened, Why It Matters.
Produced by the Scholars’ Circle team: Ankine Aghassian, Melissa Chiprin, Tim Page, Mike Hurst and Sudd Dongre.