VIRTUAL EVENT: Starr Forum: When Culture Meets Covid-19

Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at 11:00am to 12:00pm

Virtual Event

Registration is required, please register at

How does culture impact a country’s response to the current crisis?  How does this and other political and security factors impact its next steps?  This talk will focus on the following regions: Middle East, Europe, Asia, and North America.


Chappell Lawson, is an Associate Professor of political science at MIT. He directs the MIT International Science and Technology Initiatives (MISTI) program and the Policy Lab at the Center for International Studies (PL@CIS). His recent work has focused on homeland security policy.

Suzanne Berger is MIT’s inaugural John M Deutch Institute Professor. Her current research focuses on politics and globalization. She recently co-chaired the MIT Production in the Innovation Economy project and is author most recently of Making in America: From Innovation to Market.

Yasheng Huang is the Epoch Foundation Professor of International Management and faculty director of Action Learning at the MIT Sloan School of Management. At MIT Sloan, Huang founded and directs China Lab and India Lab, which have provided low-cost consulting services to over 360 small and medium enterprises in China and India. He also serves as the faculty director of the MIT-China Program.

Peter Krause PhD '11, is associate professor of political science at Boston College and a research affiliate with the MIT Security Studies Program. Krause's research and teaching focus on Middle East politics, terrorism and political violence, national movements, and international relations.

Co-sponsors:  MIT Center for International Studies (CIS), MIT International Science and Technology Initiatives (MISTI), Security Studies Program (SSP)


Event Poster

View Event Poster

Watch Video

Read Transcript

Free & open to the public 
Also watch it on Facebook live or on-demand on YouTube.
For more information or accessibility accommodations please contact

Sign up for Starr Forum emails to get notified about upcoming events.

A full listing of Starr Forums is available here

Event Type


Events By Interest

Academic, General, Diversity/Inclusion

Events By Audience

Public, MIT Community, Students, Faculty, Alumni, Staff

Events By School

School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (SHASS)


Starr Forum, Center for International Studies, CIS, MIT Security Studies Program, SSP, MISTI, starrforum



free and open to the public

Center for International Studies


Contact Email

Add to my calendar

Recent Activity

You're not going yet!

This event requires registration.