Since the outbreak of COVID-19, national governments have shown distinctly different approaches with different levels of success. But it appears that nations lead by women have a better record than their male counterparts. Doug Becker speaks with four experts about the popular media narrative that countries led by women are performing better with COVID.

Leah Windsor is a Research Assistant Professor in the Institute for Intelligent Systems at The University of Memphis. She is an expert in the global political consequences of climate-related natural disasters,

Jennifer Piscopo is an Associate Professor of Politics at Occidental College. She is an expert in gender and global politics and is the co-editor of The Impact of Gender Quotas.

Gina Reinhardt is a Professor in the Department of Government at the University of Essex. She studies how citizens and policy makers make decisions under uncertainty,

Courtney Burns is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Bucknell University. She is an expert in gender and leadership.



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