ICI and SGPIA have launched a new blog: Pandemic Discourses.

The inaugural issue includes a contribution by President Lula Da Silva and Celso Amorim, as well as by Carlos Lopes and Biao Xiang.

These pieces by authors from Brazil, South Africa and China epitomise our objective to publish interdisciplinary views from diverse parts of the world, including the Global South in debates that have become dominated by euro/us centric writings.

The blog is a collaboration between the India China Institute and the Julien J. Studley Graduate Programs in International Affairs at The New School. It is co-edited by Sakiko Fukuda-Parr, Manjari Mahajan, and Mark W. Frazier.


Pandemic Discourses.

The Pandemic and the Challenges of the Multipolar Order: A View from the South
Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, former President of Brazil
Celso Amorim, former Minister of External Relations of Brazil
In the wake of the pandemic, it is imperative to establish a new multilateral order in which international cooperation can truly flourish.



Hostages of Mobility
Biao Xiang, University of Oxford
The economic and social consequences of the pandemic can be understood through the global economy’s dependence on our collective mobility.



Can a Virus Accelerate Change in Africa?
Carlos Lopes, University of Cape Town
African intellectuals are calling for a different discussion. Isn’t this the right time to propel changes that have often been postponed?



An Introduction: Pandemic Discourses
Sakiko Fukuda-Parr, Manjari Mahajan and Mark Frazier
The blog aims to foster an expansive dialogue that encompasses voices from the global South, including China, India, and beyond.




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