Season 1, Episode 6
Beyond the COVID-19 Crisis
In March 2020, the UN Secretary General described COVID-19 as the most challenging crisis the world has seen since WWII. As the year draws to a close and the pandemic lingers on, we explore what life beyond crisis might look like.
Beyond the Covid-19 Crisis • Season 1, Episode 6
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Omar Husni, C’22
Samira Mehta, C’21
James Nycz, C’21
Karen Reivich, Director of Resilience and Positive Psychology Training Programs, Penn Positive Psychology Center
Paul Saint-Amour, Walter and Leonore C. Annenberg Professor in the Humanities and Chair, Department of English
Alex Schein and Loraine Terrell
Sue Ahlborn, Alex Schein, and Loraine Terrell
Theme music by Nicholas Escobar, C’18
Additional music by Blue Dot Sessions
In this episode we hear from three professors on topics ranging from urban inequality, racial residential segregation, policing procedures, juvenile detention, incarceration, and issues like implicit bias.
In the wake of the shooting in Atlanta, we discuss the history of anti-Asian racism in U.S. politics and culture, and the formation of the Asian American identity as an explicitly political act.