Kathryn “Kay” Floyd ‘05, Director of William & Mary’s Whole of Government Center of Excellence, heard multiple references to the ‘whole of government’ approach as local and state governments, as well as the federal government, began to grapple with the arrival of COVID-19 and the ensuing pandemic. Floyd also realized that the use—or misuse—of the term presented an opportunity for some outreach and education.
Floyd was a guest on the Norfolk, Virginia NPR talkshow, HearSay with Cathy Lewis and then shared an op-ed with her frequent collaborators at Diplomatic Courier. Floyd’s essay inspired CEO and Publisher Ana Rold to collaborate with Floyd on an issue featuring WIlliam & Mary faculty, alumni, researchers, students and friends. The result is the bookazine, “Life After the Pandemic: The Post-COVID-19 Governance Playbook.”
As Floyd explained in her foreword, “The articles in this publication bring to light important and enduring problems that have arisen during this crisis and will have far ranging impacts.” The full edition is online.
The William & Mary essays:
- “Foreword: Whole of Government Approaches During COVID-19” - Kay Floyd ‘05
- “LGBTIQ Rights and Intersectional Justice During COVID-19” - Rebecca Farber, Assistant Professor of Sociology, William & Mary
- “The Unmeasurable Costs of Extreme Policy Responses” - Deborah Allen Hewitt, Professor Emerita of Economics at the Raymond A. Mason School of Business, William & Mary
- “Blockchain and COVID-19 in Indian Country” - Gabrielle Hibbert, Researcher, William & Mary Blockchain Lab, and Troy Wiipongwii MPP ‘18, Principle Investigator, William & Mary Blockchain Lab
- “Toward a Rural Renaissance in the Post-COVID-19 Era” - Karen Jackson MBA ‘91, Former Secretary of Technology, Commonwealth of Virginia
- “Fighting COVID-19 in Africa Means Improving Health Systems” - Iyabo Obasanjo, Assistant Professor, Kinesiology & Heath Sciences, William & Mary
- “Maritime Governance and the Future of the Global Economy” - Ian M. Ralby J.D. ‘05, CEO, I.R. Consilium
- “Revisiting Individual Rights and Personal Responsibility Amid COVID-19” - Christie Warren, Professor of the Practice of International and Comparative Law, W&M Law School
- “Whole of Government, Scientific Method, and Future Plagues” - Cynthia A. Watson P ‘15, Dean of Faculty & Academic Programs, National War College
- “COVID-19 Isn’t Going Anywhere, Food Supply Chains Must Adjust” - Amy Xia, Associate Professor of Business Analytics at Mason School of Business, William & Mary, and Gillian Doby, 2021 MBA Candidate, William & Mary
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