Panel to Examine Coronavirus

Coronavirus Panel Updated For Website

Christine Cox | March 15, 2020 

A panel of University of Notre Dame experts will discuss the effects of COVID-19 on health and the economy, as well as the social and cultural implications of the outbreak, in a multidisciplinary discussion at 12:30 p.m., March 24 by livestream at

The discussion is sponsored by the Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies and the Eck Institute of Global Health.

Liu Institute director Michel Hockx, an expert on censorship in China, will moderate the discussion. Panelists are Eck Institute director Bernard Nahlen, a physician who specializes in global diseases; anthropologist Catherine Bolten, an Eck Institute affiliate who studied the Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone; sociologist Jennifer Huynh, a Liu Institute faculty fellow who specializes in racism and ethnicity; and economist Nelson Mark, a Liu Institute faculty fellow who researches international macroeconomics and international finance.

“The world’s attention is understandably focused on COVID-19, and new information is coming forward regularly—from revelations about the virus and its manifestation to health policies to public recommendations,” said Nahlen. “It’s important to keep current about coronavirus, and this panel will give important updates as well as illuminate the facts about the virus.” 

“The effects of the coronavirus extend beyond physical health,” Hockx added. “Globally, the virus has prompted racial hostility and mistrust as well as misinformation about cultural practices and values. Additionally, coronavirus has affected markets and economies worldwide that will undoubtedly affect everyday lives.”

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 by Daily Domer Staff

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