Covid-19 and the oil price crash – BDA Webinar on 19 May

The Perfect Storm: How the COVID-19 pandemic and oil price crash combine to undermine prospects for geopolitical and economic stability in 2020 and beyond will take place on 19 May, and everyone is welcome.

The BDA is hosting a series of webinars throughout May and June. The focus will be on issues across a wide range of themes covering the BDA’s cross-cutting and geographic fields of expertise including cultural and financial diplomacy, the trans-Atlantic relationship, and the role of international organisations during these times of crisis. Geographic spread is core to these debates and will cover Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, CIS countries, the Middle East, Europe and Asia.

The series kicks off on Tuesday 19 May, with “The Perfect Storm: How the COVID-19 pandemic and oil price crash combine to undermine prospects for geopolitical and economic stability in 2020 and beyond”. The session’s speaker is Bashir Bernard Siman OBE, Financial Diplomacy Coordinator for the BDA, and former UK Special Representative for Financial and Professional Services. You can join this session through this link.

Each webinar will be moderated by Ambassador Len Ishmael, the BDA’s Global Affairs advisor with the objective of introducing the individual BDA coordinators and their fields of expertise to the virtual audience through robust conversations around topical issues.  The series will run from 19 May until 18 June, at 14:00-15:00 CET (GMT+1). Anyone is welcome to join. More info can be obtained from delia.barbu@vub.be

Further information on the rest of the series can be found here.