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GLOBAL LAW AND POLICY FOR THE AMERICAS PRESENTS:

CONSTITUTIONALISM, TRADE, SOCIAL JUSTICE,
& SUSTAINABILITY IN THE AMERICAS:
Lessons from the 2020 Global Pandemic

The COVID-19 Pandemic and Its Impact on Social Justice

The COVID-19 Pandemic reinvigorated the politics around social justice, as several studies and surveys prove that minorities, migrants, and vulnerable groups all over the world are disproportionately affected by the spread of the virus. These data demonstrate the persistence of structural inequalities based on race, income, and gender. Those countries that have robust welfare states have developed costly programs to provide decent living conditions for the poor, and specific programs for low-income families. This discussion will tackle these issues from a comparative perspective, contrasting solutions and problems in different countries with a focus on programs in Latin America and Europe. The aim is to learn from adopted measures and their (short-medium term) outcomes, for better addressing future crises.

WEBINAR SERIES

February 11
10-11am US CST; 17:00-18:00 Rome

Sabrina Ragone, University of Bologna;
Elizabeth Trujillo, University of Houston
César Coronel Ortega, Co-Chair ASIL-LAIG
Alberto Abad Suárez Ávila, UNAM, Mexico
Anuscheh Farahat, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg

CHAIRS: Sabrina Ragone, University of Bologna; Elizabeth Trujillo, University of Houston
MODERATOR: César Coronel Ortega, Co-Chair ASIL-LAIG
SPEAKER: Alberto Abad Suárez Ávila, UNAM, Mexico IIJ-UNAM
DISCUSSANT: Anuscheh Farahat, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg

ORGANIZERS

Elizabeth Trujillo
Mary Ann & Lawrence E. Faust Professor of Law
Founding Director, Global Law & Policy for the Americas

Sabrina Ragone
Professor of Comparative Law, University of
Bologna Center for Latin American Studies

SPONSORS
Global Law and Policy for the Americas, University of Houston Law Center
• University of Bologna Center for Latin American Studies
• American Society of International Law – Latin American Interest Group

GLPA
CENTRO STUDI SULL'AMERICA LATINA
CENTRO STUDI SULL'AMERICA LATINA
 American Society of Internation Law
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