S2E1: Covid-19: How Can We Democ­ra­tize Vac­cine Access?

Covid-19 vac­cines have been devel­oped in record time and are being dis­trib­uted around the world. But issues like vac­cine hes­i­tan­cy, slow pro­duc­tion and unequal access between as well as with­in coun­tries are inhibit­ing the glob­al vac­ci­na­tion progress need­ed to com­bat the pan­dem­ic. In this first episode of sea­son 2, we’re joined by Dr. Suerie Moon (Grad­u­ate Insti­tute) to explore how vac­cine nation­al­ism and patents pose obsta­cles to increas­ing vac­cine pro­duc­tion. She dis­cuss­es how Covid 19 has exac­er­bat­ed exist­ing inequal­i­ties and how vac­cine access could be democratized.


Shalini Randeria

Shalini Randeria is Rector and President of the Central European University (Vienna/Budapest). Before, she was Professor of Social Anthropology and Sociology at the Graduate Institute Geneva, and Rector of the Institute of Human Sciences (IWM) in Vienna from 2014 to 2021. She has published widely on the anthropology of globalisation, law, the state and social movements. Her empirical research on India also addresses issues of post-coloniality and multiple modernities.