The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about dramatic effects on the economy, society, business, and politics across the world. The deep economic crisis, aggravated by the pandemic, spared almost no country. Nevertheless, it ushered in new and innovative ways of doing business and interaction among states. International cooperation and solidarity, primarily in the health sector -among others- grew in importance. Furthermore, both the private and public sectors rapidly adopted new working methods, and the jury is out on whether this trend will remain the new practice of conducting business. This session will address perspectives in both the pandemic and post-pandemic eras.