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Kathryn Lavelle, of the Department of Political Science, talks about multilateralism in the context of COVID-19

Multilateralism in Global Health

Yale Press: Kathryn Lavelle, Ellen and Dixon Long Professor of World Affairs in the Department of Political Science, wrote about the COVID-19 outbreak in the context of shifting global alliances and coalitions: “The political boundaries that humans construct rarely confine disease. Thus, medicine is humanity’s most transnational endeavor. …  In the current COVID-19 crisis, the numerous contradictions accompanying capitalist production, national security, and medical progress are but the most recent manifestations of enduring elements that multilateralism in global health has sought to resolve over the sweep of its history.”