China, Russia, and the Global Politics of COVID-19 Vaccines
What role are COVID-19 vaccines developed in China and Russia playing during a moment marked by widespread vaccine nationalism and global efforts to ensure equitable access? This webinar brings together a group of social scientists to discuss the politics of these vaccines.
Join Judyth Twigg (Virginia Commonwealth University), Dali Yang (University of Chicago), and Olga Zvonareva (Maastricht University), for a discussion moderated by Eugene Raikhel (University of Chicago).
This event is co-sponsored by the Center for East Asian Studies, Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies, and the Center for Middle Eastern Studies with support from Title VI National Resource Center Grants from the United States Department of Education.
April 21 @ 12:00 CT via Zoom
Register to attend online at https://bit.ly/2OPRfME
Judyth Twigg is a professor of political science at Virginia Commonwealth University, where she teaches courses on global health, international political economy, and Russian politics. She is also a senior associate with the Global Health Policy Center and Russia & Eurasia Program of the Center for Strategic and International Studies; consultant for the Independent Evaluation Group of the World Bank and the Office of Evaluation and Oversight of the Inter-American Development Bank; adjunct professor at the Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies at Georgetown University; and member of the board of trustees of the Eurasia Foundation. She has been a consultant for the Kennan Institute, John Snow, Inc., UNICEF, the Social Science Research Council, and various U.S. government agencies.
Twigg's work focuses on issues of health, demographic change, and health systems reform in Russia, Ukraine, Central Asia, and the Caucasus. She also conducts program and project evaluations for development assistance efforts world-wide spanning human development and public sector management. She has testified as an expert witness before the U.S. Congress and has been a member of several congressional and other U.S. government advisory groups on Russian affairs. She received the State Council on Higher Education in Virginia's Distinguished Faculty Award in 2005. Dr. Twigg is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Professor Dali Yang is William Claude Reavis Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago. He is the author of numerous books and scholarly articles on the politics and political economy of China. Among his books are Remaking the Chinese Leviathan: Market Transition and the Politics of Governance in China (Stanford University Press, 2004); Beyond Beijing: Liberalization and the Regions in China (Routledge, 1997); and Calamity and Reform in China: State, Rural Society, and Institutional Change since the Great Leap Famine (Stanford University Press, 1996). He is also editor of Discontented Miracle: Growth, Conflict, and Institutional Adaptations in China (World Scientific, 2007) and co-editor and a contributor to Holding China Together: Diversity and National Integration in Post-Deng China (Cambridge University Press, 2004). He is a member of various committees and organizations and serves on the editorial boards of Asian Perspective, American Political Science Review, Journal of Contemporary China, and World Politics.
Olga Zvonareva is Assistant professor of Health, Ethics, and Society at Maastricht University in the Netherlands, as well as an Associate Professor at Siberian State Medical University and Tomsk State University in Russia. She is the author of recently published book ‘Pharmapolitics in Russia: Making drugs and rebuilding the nation’ and coeditor of ‘Health, technologies and politics in post-Soviet settings: Navigating uncertainties’
Eugene Raikhel is Associate Professor of Comparative Human Development at he University of Chicago. He is also the Director of the Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies. Professor Raikhel is a cultural and medical anthropologist with interests encompassing the anthropology of science, biomedicine and psychiatry; addiction and its treatment; suggestion and healing; and post-socialist transformations in Eurasia. Read more about his work here