Episode Two: Borders, Geopolitics & Pandemic

April 22, 2020

Dr. Alexander Murphy talks with AGS’s Katherine Cann about the influence of borders and geopolitics on the current COVID-19 pandemic. As more than 7 billion people are under lockdown within national borders, political delineations of space seem to matter a lot. But then, borders do not transcend patterns of human mobility–supply chains, migration, tourism–along which the virus has spread. What can boundaries and spaces of power tell us at a time like this?

Learn more about the importance of using spatial thinking to understand global processes in Alec’s book Geography: Why it Matters (Polity Press).

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