Shaping the post-COVID-19 world

Join us and esteemed experts for a virtual symposium on ‘Shaping the post-COVID-19 world’


We are delighted to invite you to our virtual symposium on ‘Shaping a post-COVID-19 world’. During these unprecedented times, we continue to learn how to control the virus, support and mitigate its economic and social impacts, and review how we can effectively prepare for pandemics in the future. Our symposium aims to explore difficult lessons and help us shape J-IDEA’s research agenda for the post-COVID-19 world.

The symposium brings together esteemed panellists from a diverse range of backgrounds and from across the globe. We hope you will join us for an insightful and engaging discussion.

This unique virtual event marks the first anniversary of the Abdul Latif Jameel Institute for Disease and Emergency Analytics which was founded in October 2019. Since the launch, the Institute has been largely focussed on controlling the COVID-19 pandemic around the world.

Speakers include:

Dame Sally Davies – Master of Trinity College, Cambridge and Former Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for England and Chief Medical Adviser to the UK government from March 2011 to September 2019)

Professor Esther Duflo – Abdul Latif Jameel Professor of Poverty Alleviation and Development Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a co-founder and co-director of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL)

Professor Neil Ferguson – Director of Abdul Latif Jameel Institute for Disease and Emergency Analytics (J-IDEA)

Professor Jonathan Haskel – External Member, Monetary Policy Committee at the Bank of England

Dr Maria van Kerkhove – COVID-19 Technical Lead at World Health Organization (WHO)

Dr John Nkengasong – Director of the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Dr Suwit Wibulpolprasert -M.D. , Chair of the Steering Committee of Asia Partnership on Avian Influenza Research and the Steering Committee of Asia-Pacific Action Alliance on HRH

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