Is the WHO enough?


May 13, 2020

In the 24th episode of Battle Rhythm, Stef and Steve discuss the tragic Canadian Air Force CH-148 Cyclone helicopter crash, recommendations from the CDSN COVID Response Conference, what international travel may look like in the future, the attempted coup debacle in Venezuela as well as thoughts on the World Health Organization’s challenges and opportunities. Our Feature Interview this week is with Kelley Lee [33:45], Professor Lee teaches Globalization and Health with a particular focus on improving understanding of the impacts of global change on public health, and the need for collective action to tackle the risks and benefits arising from them, including World Health Organization reform. This week’s RnR segment [01:03:45], where we will provide some levity in these trying times with entertainment reviews and suggestions. This week’s RnR picks are:

  1. "Five Came Back"
  2. "Upload"
  3. Chad Millman, "The Detonators"

Participant Biographies:

  • Stéfanie von Hlatky: Associate Professor of political studies at Queen’s University and the former Director of the Queen’s Centre for International and Defence Policy (CIDP). Her research focuses on NATO, armed forces, military interventions, and defence policy. Fellow with the Canadian Global Affairs Institute.
  • Stephen M. Saideman: Paterson Chair in International Affairs, as well as Director of the Canadian Defence and Security Network – Réseau Canadien Sur La Défense et la Sécurité, and Professor of International Affairs at Carleton University. Fellow with the Canadian Global Affairs Institute.

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