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Rahm Emanuel on Cities in the Age of Pandemics

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Two-term Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel joined Council President Ivo Daalder to share his insights into the challenges facing cities in the age of pandemics.
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Rahm Emanuel
Ivo H. Daalder
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Cities are a crucial point at which public health policy meets the reality on the ground. From cancelling gatherings to enforcing shelter-in-place orders and announcing relief packages, cities around the world are currently on the frontline in responding to COVID-19. In some countries, national governments have coordinated a centralized response between cities. In the United States, the government has taken a more decentralized approach, leaving mayors and governors to take the lead in mitigating the impacts of the pandemic. As cities and local governments face increasing risks of outbreaks in the future, what resources do they have to prepare for pandemics and safeguard the lives and livelihoods of the most vulnerable? Two-term Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel joins Council President Ivo Daalder to share his insights into the challenges facing cities in the age of pandemics.

About the Speakers
Rahm Emanuel
55th Mayor of the City of Chicago
President, Chicago Council on Global Affairs
Headshot of Ivo H. Daalder
Ivo H. Daalder served as the US ambassador to NATO from 2009 to 2013 prior to becoming president of the Council. Previously, he was a senior fellow in foreign policy studies at the Brookings Institution and served as director for European affairs on President Bill Clinton’s National Security Council. He is the author or editor of ten books.
Headshot of Ivo H. Daalder