Politics in Pandemics on October 26th

Fulbright Iceland

Fulbright Iceland

Icelanders' and Americans' Attitudes Toward Policy Responses to COVID-19

Join us on Thursday October 26th for a Fulbright Commission Iceland Health Exchange lunch event at the University of Iceland:

Politics in Pandemics: Icelanders’ and Americans’ Attitudes Toward Policy Responses to COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic changed the daily lives of people throughout the world in the beginning of 2020, resulting in major societal changes lasting for more than 2 years. Sigrún Ólafsdóttir, professor of sociology at the University of Iceland and Jason Beckfield, professor of sociology at Harvard University present new findings based on surveys of the Icelandic population about their views on acceptable restrictions during pandemics as well as how the pandemic impacted trust in the health care system and the government. The presentation will  evaluate the impacts of major social fault lines in society, including age, gender and education, and compare those impacts in Iceland to comparable data from the United States, in an effort to better understand the manifold connections and disconnections between politics and pandemics.

Thursday October 26th, 12:15-13:15
University of Iceland, Main Building – Room 220

Lunch refreshments will be provided.

Dr. Beckfield is currently a Fulbright Commission Iceland Health Exchange Specialist at the University of Iceland. Dr. Ólafsdóttir received a Fulbright Commission Iceland Health Exchange grant to go to Harvard University in the Spring of 2023.

Organized by Fulbright Commission Iceland in collaboration with University of Iceland Department of Sociology and U.S. Embassy Iceland.