The Coronavirus: Human, Social and Political Implications

On Tuesday March 3, Duke Kunshan University Humanities Research Center in partnership with the Franklin Humanities Institute created a panel on the human, social and political implications of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

The panel consisted of two sessions. The first was an online Zoom presentation to DKU students, with nearly 200 total participants.

Secondly, the HRC convened a panel discussion at the Franklin Humanities Institute, which you can watch on Youtube with subtitles or here.

Finally, you can see the work that DKU faculty and students are creating to archive their experiences of COVID-19 using the ArcGIS storymaps software.


  • Benjamin Anderson, Assistant Professor of Global Health, Duke Kunshan University
  • Benjamin Bacon, Associate Professor of Digital Media, Duke Kunshan University
  • Chen Chen, Duke University Undergraduate Student
  • Robert Delaney, US Bureau Chief, South China Morning Post
  • Ralph Litzinger, Associate Professor of Cultural Anthropology, Duke University
  • Andrew MacDonald, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Duke Kunshan University
  • Melanie Manion, Vor Broker Family Distinguished Professor of Political Science, Duke University
  • James Miller, Associate Dean of Interdisciplinary Strategy and Co-Director of the Humanities Research Center, Duke Kunshan University
  • Yanping Ni, Duke University Graduate Student
  • Carlos Rojas, Professor of Chinese Cultural Studies; Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies; and Arts of the Moving Image, Duke University; and Co-Director of the DKU Humanities Research Center
  • Denis Simon, Executive Vice Chancellor, Duke Kunshan University