Webinars of the week – 12 October

Brasília, 11 October 2020.

Dear colleagues, 

This is the selection of webinars for this week about political economy, public policy and business-government relations. All webinars are in English, except the ones with a title in Portuguese. 

Please, observe the time zones, and thanks for all the suggestions.

Best regards, 

Arthur Wittenberg.


Monday, 12 October


1:00pm – 2:00pm (BST) – OxfordReshaping Capitalism to Drive Change

2:00pm – 3:00pm (BST) – The EconomistRedefining Cyber Security: AI & Remote Working

4:00pm – 5:15pm (CET) – GTDWOnline Geneva Trade and Development Workshop

4:00pm – 5:00pm (EDT) – YaleJackson Visiting Fellow Discussion Forum: Susan Rice

4:00pm – 5:00pm (BST) – King’s College LondonConnections: ‘Leadership in a Post Covid-19 World’ with Susan Gilchrist

4:30pm – 5:30pm (EDT) – Columbia-HarvardBundling Institutions: How Institutions Influence the Location of Foreign Direct Investment

6:00pm – 7:30pm (BST) – LSERandomized Control Trials in the Field of Development: a critical perspective


Tuesday, 13 October


8:00am – 9:00am – ColumbiaPolicy Challenges for Emerging Markets Central Banks-2020: Central Banking in the Covid-19 Era

11:00am – 12:00pm (EDT) – StanfordHow to Lose the Information War

12:00pm – 1:30pm (EDT) – YaleCompetition Policy in Digital Markets Could Lean on Financial Market Regulation: Dina Srinivasan

12:00pm – 1:00pm (EDT) – YaleA Conversation with Michèle Flournoy, former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy

1:00pm – 2:00pm (EDT) – ColumbiaThe Price of Democracy: How Money Shapes Politics and What to Do about It

1:30pm – 2:30pm (EDT) – HarvardHow to Write a Policy Memo, a Writing Workshop with Lauren Brodsky, HKS Lecturer

1:30pm – 2:30pm (EDT) – HarvardBuilding Behavioral Design Teams for Public Good Series: A look into the Nudge Unit at Penn Medicine with Allison Oakes

4:00pm – 5:30pm (BST) – Canning HouseUS Elections: Implications for Latin America

4:00pm – 5:00pm (EDT) – Wilson CenterManipulating the Masses: The Roots of the Modern Government Propaganda Machine


Wednesday, 14 October


9:00am – 10:30am (BRT) – CebriConflict and Cooperation in Asia: Geopolitical Issues

12:00pm – 1:15pm (EDT) – HarvardThe Spymasters: How the CIA Directors Shape History and the Future

1:00pm – 2:00pm (EDT) – HarvardThe Time Has Come to Regulate Digital Platforms

1:00pm – 2:00pm (EDT) – HarvardHomeland Security in the Twenty-First Century

3:00pm – 4:00pm (EDT) – HarvardWriting Opinions, from the Election to the Inauguration, a Writing Workshop with Alex Green, HKS Adjunct Lecturer

3:00pm – 4:00pm (BST) – LSEShaping the Post-COVID Recovery Response in Africa

4:00pm – 5:00pm (BST) – OxfordWhat is Data Bias, and Why Should Journalists Pay Attention to It?


Thursday, 15 October


9:00am – 10:00am (EDT) – PIIEEarly Covid-19 Lessons for Macroprudential Policy

12:00pm – 1:15pm (EDT) – ColumbiaAwakening Our Democracy: Voters, Access and the 2020 Election

12:00pm – 1:00pm (EDT) – BrookingsAssessing China policy from city halls, governors’ mansions, and Capitol Hill

12:30pm – 1:30pm (EDT) – HarvardThe Future of Geopolitics: What Will a Post-Covid World Look Like?

1:00pm – 2:15pm (EDT) – HarvardClimate, Government, and the Economy: Reform or Transformation?

4:00pm – 5:00pm (CET) – WTOWomen and Trade: the Role of Trade in Promoting Gender Equality

4:00pm – 5:00pm (BST) – Chatham HouseTech Sector Engagement with Civic Space: What’s the business case?

4:10pm – 5:40pm (EDT) – YaleBert W. Wasserman Workshop in Law and Finance: “Reputational Economies of Scale” with USC Gould Law Prof. Daniel M. Klerman and UConn Law Prof. Miguel de Figueiredo ’13


Friday, 16 October


9:00am – 10:15am (EDT) – Wilson CenterThe Chilean Plebiscite and What It Means for Democracy in Latin America

12:30pm – 1:30pm (EDT) – Atlantic CouncilRevitalizing the WTO

2:00pm – 3:00pm (BST) – King’s College LondonHillary Clinton’s Beijing speech: 25 years on

5:30pm – 7:00pm (BST) – OxfordTransforming the Public Sector in Nigeria

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