Governance

Responding to COVID-19: Federal, state, local

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The Presidential Ideas Festival was held May 21-23, 2019.

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May 21, 2020

Sheila Foster, Charles Hartgrove, Richard Schragger

Hosted by William Antholis

Has federalism helped or hindered the U.S. response to COVID-19? What is COVID-19 revealing about federalism and effective democracy? Join Rich Schragger (UVA Law), Sheila Foster (Georgetown Law), and Charles Hartgrove (Weldon Cooper Center, Virginia Institute of Government) to discuss the government's response to the pandemic, the constitutional and legal issues that have arisen as a result of the COVID-19 crisis, and the relationship between local, state, and federal actors during a national and global crisis. Miller Center Director and CEO Bill Antholis will moderate.