The University of Massachusetts Amherst

COVID-19: Social Scientists' Views on the Pandemic’s Impact & What Comes Next

Event date/time: 

Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 5:30pm

The COVID-19 pandemic is undoubtedly having a profound effect on all aspects of life around the world with reverberations that could be felt for years to come. In this time of constant change, you may have a lot of questions about the future.

Join the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences on June 9 at 5:30 p.m. ET for an online discussion featuring multi-disciplinary experts who will share their insights and answer questions regarding COVID-19’s current and future impact.

The faculty panelists will cover topics including the particular vulnerabilities of veterans; the survival of small businesses; misinformation and disinformation; the effects on the presidential election; and short- and long-term effects on unemployment in the United States.

Participants are invited to submit questions for discussion upon registering; the panel will do their best to answer as many questions as possible in the time allotted.

This event is presented by the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences with introductory remarks given by Dean John Hird.

Panelists

Devon Greyson, Assistant Professor of Communication
Raymond La Raja, Associate Dean for Program Innovation; Professor of Political Science
Lenore Palladino, Assistant Professor of Economics and Public Policy
Jamie Rowen, Associate Professor of Legal Studies and Political Science 
Ofer Sharone, Associate Professor of Sociology

Moderator

Jennifer Lundquist, Senior Associate Dean of Research and Faculty Development; Professor of Sociology

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