Vaccine diplomacy and the geopolitics of influence

As Oxford’s most international college and home to seven regional area studies centres, St Antony’s College is well-placed for a cross-centre discussion on the issue of vaccine diplomacy as an instrument for geopolitical influence in a world dominated by the impact of the pandemic. The panellists – please see below – will be asked to respond from their own area studies perspectives how they see global vaccine diplomacy affecting relations between states and regions around the world. The event is convened and chaired by Dr Othon Anastasakis (Director of South East European Studies at Oxford; Fellow of St Antony’s) and Dr Michael Willis (Sub-Warden of St Antony’s and Fellow in Moroccan and Mediterranean Studies). The Warden, Professor Roger Goodman, will introduce the event.