Geopolitics In The Time of COVID-19 About the EventCrises spawn emergency measures. Emergency measures tend to linger long after the threat has passed.And, Covid-19, has seen a raft of emergency measures introduced: the suspension of election campaigns or even the introduction of a 20-year prison sentence for “peddling falsehoods.” Great for the incumbent rulers and a useful pretext for imprisoning political opponents. Are we seeing today countries that use legerdemain to make territorial gains, arrest pro-democracy campaigners, enable more corruption or gain data that invades privacy?Read the commentary on this eye opening event by Merlene Emerson – Executive member of LibDems Overseas Ageism In The Time of COVID-19 About the Event Outbreaks create fear. And fear, supported by marginalisation, is a key ingredient to drive ageism and isolation. The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has uncovered social and political fractures within communities. This has resulted in ageist responses. Today, and following the spread of COVID-19, discrimination towards older people has increased. Moderated By Isabelle Parasram, Vice President Liberal Democrats and Trustee of The Paddy Ashdown Forum, in this webinar our eminent speakers Debra Green OBE and Gordon Lishman CBE discuss these issues and solutions suggested. COVID-19 and Racism Outbreaks create fear. And fear is a key ingredient for racism and xenophobia to thrive. The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has uncovered social and political fractures within communities. This has resulted in racist responses. Consequently, this disproportionately affects marginalised and minority groups. Today, and following the spread of COVID-19 from Wuhan, China, discrimination towards Chinese people has increased. This includes individual acts of microaggression to other forms of violence as well as collective forms of abuse.Moderated by Isabelle Parasram – Vice President Liberal Democrats and Trustee of The Paddy Ashdown Forum – our eminent speakers Dr George Lee and Linda Chung explain why and offer solutions.