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Programme of 2020

Opening Speech

09:00

A Year in Review

09:30

Multipolarity in the Age of Covid-19: The Future of Global Solidarity

As the Covid-19 pandemic spread across the world, much of the world went into retreat and resorted to isolationism. Nationalism, already on the rise in much of the world, was amplified and mechanisms of regional and international solidarity and cooperation appeared unable to deal with the crisis.

10:00

The Power of Music in the Days of Pandemic

11:30

Infodemic: How the International Media Impacted the Pandemic

The two largest economies in the world, the US and China, seem to be on a collision course that has been accelerated by the Covid-19 crisis. Since President Trump came to office, the two superpowers have upped the ante in their economic confrontation.

12:00

TRT World Citizen Recipes Session

14:00

What’s Next?: Realising Health Threats in Times of Hyper-Globalisation

The global pandemic has made the world acutely aware of the strengths and weaknesses of public health care systems around the world. Some governments have been better prepared than others, quicker to respond, have taken the threat more seriously, and have also helped less well-prepared states.

14:30

The Future of Film Industry in a Post-Pandemic World

16:30

America vs China: Trade War, Covid-19 and Future Economic Relations

This session will examine the role of the international media in the unprecedented context of the 2020 novel coronavirus pandemic. As countries rushed to implement protective measures against the spread of the virus, it quickly became clear that Covid-19 had become a part of everyday life all around the world.

17:00

Virtual Concert

18:45

Opening Speech

09:00

A Year in Review

09:30

A World without Travel: The Impact of Pandemic-Related Technological Adaptations on the Future of Industry

For years, we have heard about the need to fly less as part of the effort to lessen our environmental impact. Today, we are imagining a world where significantly reduced travel may come to be a permanent fixture. Airlines forced to cease operations as Covid-19 spread across the world have been slow to resume their pre-pandemic schedule, deeply impacting many sectors and forcing industries to adapt.

10:00

Piano Recital

11:30

Rethinking Alternative Economic Paradigms: The Future of Capitalism

The world economy is facing its second profound crises in less than two decades. Typically, seismic events such as the 2008 financial crisis or the Covid-19 pandemic have a transformative effect on political institutions, leading to a paradigm shift in policymaking.

11:45

TRT World Citizen Recipes Session

13:00

Joint Keynote Speech

13:30

The Changing Face of The Publishing Industry During Covid-19

14:30

The Future of Work and Education: Preparing for a Post-Pandemic World

This session will examine the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the lives of people around the world, with a focus on work and education. The Covid-19 pandemic has been labelled as the defining global health challenge of our times, but it is more than that: it is also an unprecedented social and economic crisis, the likes of which the world has not witnessed since the Second World War.

15:30

Pandemic Effect on Art Industry

17:00

Politics and Pandemics: Humanitarian Aid in the Time of Covid-19

As the Covid-19 pandemic remains a public health threat in countries around the world, those living in conflict zones and politically unstable environments from Syria and Yemen to Gaza and Lebanon, continue to be among the most vulnerable.

18:00
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