‘Did Covid Kill the Climate?: How Democracies Fail in a Time of Crisis.’ Lecture given by David Runciman, Professor of Politics, University of Cambridge.
“If ever we need a strong signal from world leaders, for people like you, that we are going to solve this, then this is now” …“Real success can only come if there is a change in our societies and in our economics and in our politics” – Sir David Attenborough
This Whitehall Lecture comes at a critical time in world affairs with major fires raging across North America and Australia; world-wide flooding; unprecedented melting of ice-caps; a pandemic of global proportions killing over 1 million people and over 33 million cases and both rising. We are experiencing the greatest economic crisis of most of our lifetimes and in the free democratic world of government, an unprecedented crisis of leadership, a growing threat of authoritarianism and failing democracies.
Professor Runciman’s important and timely lecture will be followed by a Panel Discussion moderated by Bronwen Maddox, Director, Institute for Government. Distinguished panellists will be joining from Berlin, Washington, Gothenburg and Cambridge.
To access the Lecture followed by the Panel Discussion and to contribute to the live chat in YouTube Click Here:https://youtu.be/5OwuvvkZbCU