Resilience and Adaptation: The Impact of the Corona Crisis

The Impact of the Corona Crisis

The Impact of the Corona Crisis, © courtesy of the organizers

19.06.2020 - Article

In an era of social distancing and sheltering in place, 1014 and the American Council on Germany have launched a series of discussions about the impact of COVID-19 on the global economy, national politics, and society.

June 23, 11 am EST
Resilience and Adaptation: Climate and the Corona Crisis

The corona crisis demonstrates that nature ultimately cannot be controlled. It does not negotiate nor does it abide by the rules of maximizing economic benefits. Climate change has long been on the global agenda – but it has not been taken seriously by everyone. Does the current moment provide an opportunity to address environmental concerns in a new way or does the pandemic make it more difficult to meet the challenges of climate change? Join us for a conversation with experts on the impact of the pandemic on climate and environmental policy as well as how recovery funds can be used to push for a green transition in the United States and Europe.  
Dr. Claudia Kemfert, Professor of Energy Economics and Sustainability at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin and head of the Energy, Transportation, and Environment Department at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin)
Jennifer Morgan, Executive Director of Greenpeace International
To register visit: webinar

June 30, 11 am EST
Resilience and Adaptation: Rethinking Civil Society

The corona crisis is affecting almost every aspect of civil society. It is having an impact on individuals, families, and organizations – with long-lasting reverberations for the institutions that shape civil society. Against the backdrop of simultaneous public health and economic crises, there are calls for greater social equity. What does civil society need to address the current challenges? How can institutions and practices adapt to best serve their communities? Practitioners and experts from Germany and the United States will take on these and other questions.
Brian Gallagher, President and Chief Executive Officer of United Way Worldwide (tbc)
Melanie Harrington, Senior Director for Affiliate Equity Programs at the ACLU (tbc)
Andreas Rickert, Founder and CEO of PHINEO
For more Information and to register visit: webinar


July 7, 11 am
Resilience and Adaptation: Culture and the Corona Crisis

Social distancing requirements have abruptly put a halt to most cultural events. While museums and libraries in some communities in the United States and in Europe slowly start to re-open, concerts, performances, and many other cultural events are being cancelled for the rest of the year. How can cultural institutions survive under such circumstances – and will they adapt? What can artists, musicians, and cultural managers do? What will the future look like for cultural institutions? Join us for a conversation with accomplished experts about the unique challenges facing the arts and culture in this unprecedented time.
Elke Buhr, chief editor of monopol, Germany's largest contemporary art magazine
Adrian Ellis, founder/director of AEA Consulting, and co-founder/director of the Global Cultural Districts Network 
For more information and to register visit: webinar

July 14, 11 am EST
Resilience and Adaptation: Media and the Corona Crisis

Journalism and the media play an indispensable role in democracies – especially in times of crisis. How can journalists keep the public informed about the world around them in the midst of a lock-down and with social distancing in place? How can they gather information for their reporting and opinion pieces? And, how does one ensure that alternative facts do not masquerade as opinion? Joining us to discuss the challenges facing the media in Europe and the United States during the pandemic are two editorial page editors.
Sewell Chan (ACG Young Leader) is the editorial page editor of the LA Times
Anna Sauerbrey (2018 ACG Kellen Fellow) is the editorial page editor of the Berlin daily Der Tagesspiegel
For more Information and to register visit: webinar


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