Despite the Russian government’s assertions that it has the COVID-19 crisis under control, the outbreak is in the beginning stages in the country and three experts says Vladimir Putin’s political fate may rest on how he responds to the crisis.
The United States has faced pressure to ease sanctions to help Iran manage its coronavirus outbreak. Ciruce Movahedi-Lankarani, a doctoral candidate in the History Department, discusses how the sanctions have played into Iran’s energy development and complicated its management of the viral outbreak.
Three Penn experts say the relationship between the countries was troubled before the coronavirus pandemic, but the outbreak is exacerbating the preexisting problems.
Ezekiel J. Emanuel, vice provost for global initiatives, gave a sobering update on how the United States is doing in the fight against COVID-19, saying the country needs to be prepared to battle the new coronavirus for about 18 months.
Economics professor Rakesh Vohra has spent the last five years reimagining the design of the intermediate microeconomics course, resulting in a new book and a new course structure. The approach is unique, and this academic year every full-time student taking intermediate microeconomics is taking Vohra’s innovative version.