Free Movement in the Time of COVID: The Economics and Ethics of Digital Vaccine Passports

October 19, 2021 -
12:00pm to 1:30pm

Conversations on Europe Series

Panelists:

Peter Baldwin, PhD
Professor of History
University of California Los Angeles

Ana Beduschi, PhD
Associate Professor of Law
University of Exeter

Sarah Chan
Molecular, Genetic and Population Health Sciences
University of Edinburgh

Alex John London, PhD
Clara L. West Professor of Ethics and Philosophy
Carnegie Mellon University
(and Pitt’s Center for Bioethics & Health Law)

Abstract: As Europe seeks to recover from the effects of COVID-19, European leaders have implemented digital health passes and vaccine passports. These measures have met comparatively little resistance compared to responses in the US, but critics warn of ethical and legal concerns, including data privacy. What does free movement mean in the time of COVID-19? How might we understand differences in public health policy between vaccine mandates and vaccine passports across Europe, and how do those policies compare to policies in the US?

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This Virtual Roundtable is co-sponsored by the European Studies Center

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