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Seminar on Global Health Governance amid COVID-19 held at Peking University

MAY . 13 2020
Peking University, May 13, 2020: Following the Online Seminar on International Relations amid COVID-19 on March 29, the School of International Studies (SIS) of Peking University co-hosted the Seminar on Global Health Governance amid COVID-19 with Chinese Society on Global Health, Chinese Preventive Medicine Association on April 18. The seminar was held both by on-site meeting at PKU and online live streaming. Professionals in the fields of infectious disease control and prevention, public health, and international crisis management attended the seminar and discussed the development of COVID-19 and the reform of global governance system.  

On-site meeting at Peking University

PKU Vice President Wang Bo pointed out that theCOVID-19 pandemic brought challenges to different fields such as higher education. PKU made a quick response, offering help in education and scientific research. He emphasized that this is an era that needs wider and deeper cooperation, not only between different disciplines, but between universities and governments, communities and organizations.

Wang Bo delivers his speech

Liang Xiaofeng, vice chairman of Chinese Preventive Medicine Association, said that the Association contributed to fighting against the pandemic by sharing valuable experience with European experts. China is now dispatching medical teams abroad, especially to African countries, which is beneficial to the global control and prevention of COVID-19.

Tang Shiqi, dean of the School of International Studies, said that international public policies and global governance have become a new focus of SIS. Through this pandemic, the management logic, method and policies of different countries can be studied from the perspective of international relations. On the other hand, we have the responsibility to study and get to know what obstacles lie ahead when building a community of common health for mankind.

At the conclusion of the seminar, the importance of interdisciplinary cooperation and the difficulties of global governance were highlighted. It was underlined that countries in the world should be more rational and cooperative for a better future.

Written by: Liu Zhenwei
Edited by: Ma Yaoli
Source: PKU News (Chinese)