Conversations on Europe: Free Movement in the Time of COVID

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For this second Conversations on Europe, join our experts for an interactive virtual roundtable discussion on a "Free Movement in the Time of COVID: The Economics and Ethics of Digital Vaccine Passports."

As Europe recovers from COVID-19, the question of the viability of vaccine passports arises. This roundtable will address the ethical, legal, and digital plausibility of digital vaccine passports for travel across state borders in Europe. Our experts will try to answers the following questions: What does free movement mean in the time of COVID? How might we understand differences in public health policy with regards to vaccine mandates and vaccine passports across Europe and how does that compare to the U.S.?


ImageSarah Chan, Chancellor's Fellow in Ethics and Science Communicator in The Usher Institute at the University of Edinburgh;

ImageAlex John London, Clara L. West Professor of Ethics and Philosophy and Director of the Center for Ethics and Policy at Carnegie Mellon University;

ImageAna Beduschi, Associate Professor of Law at the University of Exeter and Senior Research Fellow at the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Right University of Exeter.

Jae-Jae Spoon, Director, European Studies Center, University of Pittsburgh


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Hosted by European Studies Center, a Jean Monnet European Union Center of Excellence at the University of Pittsburgh

Co-sponsors and participating centers: The Miami-Florida Jean Monnet Center of Excellence at Florida International University, the Center for European Studies at the University of Florida, the Center for European and Transatlantic Studies at Georgia Tech, and the European Union Center at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union