Program Content & Schedule

Surviving and Thriving in a Pandemic

Pandemics are prolonged crises that require innovation and versatility from public agencies and business leaders to quickly absorb new knowledge, build new networks, and reorganize their operations. But pandemics are not mysteries: Knowing key dynamics, such as how a pandemic impacts supply chains, workforce availability, or schools, and what to expect from different pandemic waves, is key to building this versatility.  

Program Schedule

Meeting twice a week over six weeks, you will engage with experts in business, science, and policy to draw out what they have learned during the pandemic in live conversations with Dr. Ashish Jha, Dean of the Brown University School of Public Health and one of the country’s foremost public health experts, as well as engaging with fellow participants working on diverse pandemic challenges.

    Dates: February 16 - March 25, 2021
    Days of the week: Tuesday/Thursday
    Time: 4:30PM-6:00PM EST / 1:30PM-3:00PM PST

    Week # Date Time Session Topics (Subject to Change)
    1 Feb 16, 2021 4:30PM-6:00PM EST Why Pandemics Matter
      Feb 18, 2021 4:30PM-6:00PM EST Surveillance: Data and pandemics
    2 Feb 23, 2021 4:30PM-6:00PM EST Testing: Slipups, Symptoms, and Certainty
      Feb 25, 2021 4:30PM-6:00PM EST Supply Chains
    3 March 2, 2021 4:30PM-6:00PM EST Trade-Offs
      March 4, 2021 4:30PM-6:00PM EST Pandemic Misinformation
    4 March 9, 2021 4:30PM-6:00PM EST Pandemics Communications
      March 11, 2021 4:30PM-6:00PM EST Health Inequity
    5 March 16, 2021 4:30PM-6:00PM EST Vaccines
      March 18, 2021 4:30PM-6:00PM EST Resilience
    6 March 23, 2021 4:30PM-6:00PM EST The Next Pandemic
      March 25, 2021 4:30PM-6:00PM EST Concluding Summary