Vivien Schmidt, Jean Monnet Professor of European Integration and Professor of International Relations and Political Science at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, participated in the first of Suffolk University’s “Politics in the Time of Global Pandemic” lecture series presented by WGBH Forum and Ford Hall Forum. The panel, titled “Comparing Patchwork Responses to Pandemic,” explored the differential impact of the pandemic around the world, and the differential responses across nations, comparing countries, regions, and states in the context of democracy, populism, public trust, and compliance.
During her remarks, Schmidt discussed how to assess the legitimacy of governments’ crisis responses in the U.S. (federal government and states) and Europe (EU and member-states).
A recording of the event will be available here once it is processed by WGBH.
Vivien Schmidt is Professor of International Relations and Jean Monnet Professor of European Integration at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies and was the first Director of BU’s Center for the Study of Europe, housed at the Pardee School. Her latest books include Europe’s Crisis of Legitimacy: Governing by Rules and Ruling by Numbers in the Eurozone (2019), Resilient Liberalism in Europe’s Political Economy (co-edited, 2013), and Debating Political Identity and Legitimacy in the European Union (co-edited, 2011). Read more about her here.