As pressure builds in countries around the world to reopen their economies while trying to contain Covid-19, how do they balance protecting civil liberties and public health? Former ICWA fellows Carol Rose and Bryn Barnard joined ICWA Discussions on May 15 to talk about the curtailing of freedoms now and under past pandemics, as well as their work under lockdown in the United States and Singapore.

Executive director Gregory Feifer moderated the webinar.


Bryn Barnard is the critically acclaimed author and illustrator of Outbreak: Plagues That Changed History (2006) and other books for children. His ICWA fellowship in 1983-85 was in visual communication in Southeast Asia. He lives in Singapore. 



Carol Rose is the executive director of the ACLU Massachusetts. A journalist and lawyer, she specializes in the First Amendment and media law, intellectual property, civil rights and international human rights law. Her fellowship in 1990-1993 was in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bhutan and Nepal.




Photo: Police checkpoint for Covid-19 in Muntinlupa, Philippines (Rayman Arcega,