COVID-19 Impact and Recovery

Presenting CSFE's Year-End Town Hall Series


Partnering with American Council on Education, Charles Koch Foundation, Center for the Study for Economic Mobility and Institute for Humane Studies


Four virtual and in-person events integrating WCU faculty and students with people in our communities where needs are greatest.

About the Series 

Through CSFE’s Faculty Affiliate Program, our faculty and students have been working all year long, and with this series of events we now connect their work with our audiences: academic, policy, and community members. This year’s FA program features 12 faculty from six disciplines representing four of WCU’s six colleges. Their work provides workable ideas and vital insight at the intersection of health, well-being, and economic policy analysis. Recovery is a salient theme, both economic and social recovery, and at multiple levels from individuals to families, communities, and state. The COVID-19 Impact and Recovery series is cosponsored by the Manuel H. Johnson Center for Political Economy at Troy University, the American Council on Education and the Institute for Humane Studies. 

Town Hall Events: 

Helping the Community Helps Your Campus: New and Replicable Ways Two University Centers are Impacting their Communities

Video of Event 

May 19, 2021 at 7pm. Streamed live from John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Performance Hall on the Western Carolina University campus to the American Council on Education page.


Community, Policy and Covid: Cross-disciplinary Research that Matters

Video of Event 

May 26, 2021 from 1 – 4pm. Streamed live from WCU’s UC Grand Room

Session 1: “State Policy and COVID-19 Economic Recovery” at 1pm

Session 2: “COVID-19 and Western Carolina University’s impact in the Western North Carolina Region: Partnering Faculty, Students and Working Professionals” at 2pm


Economic and Policy Analysis of Pandemic Issues

June 2, 2021 at 3pm. Livestream through Institute for Humane Studies.


For more information about each event and to register, click here