Professor Adil Najam, Dean of the Francis S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University and professor of international relations and earth and environment, was interviewed on May 15, 2020, by Dawn TV‘s news show NewsWise on the different strategies being adopted in different countries for reopening or return from COVID-19 inspired lockdowns.
Najam pointed out that the difference in the response to the COVID crisis is being mimicked also in the way different countries are dealing with the reopening after lockdowns; countries with stable and competent governments are finding it much easier than societies with deeply divided politics. He also pointed out that “it is now clear that there is not one but three related crises that many countries are facing: a medical crisis because of the coronavirus, an economic crisis resulting from the impacts of our response, and a governance crisis exacerbated by both of these factors.”
Adil Najam is the Inaugural Dean of the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University and was the former Vice Chancellor of the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS). Currently he is hosting a video expert interview series called #WorldAfterCorona for the Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future. Read more about him here.