Tue, Apr 21 | Zoom Pannel

Sustainability in the Pandemic Era

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Sustainability in the Pandemic Era

Time & Location

Apr 21, 2020, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Zoom Pannel

About the Event

To participate in the event, please register via Zoom

To suggest additional topics or speakers, please email Taylor Ricketts.

This Earth Week panel discussion will showcase perspectives on COVID-19 from Gund Fellows and Affiliates, including reports on preliminary research, and provide a forum for sharing promising ideas and opportunities for collaborative work. Topics include food insecurity, disease ecology, mental health, Sustainable Development Goals, rebuilding our economy and more.

 

Confirmed panelists include:

--Meredith Niles (Fellow, CALS), who is co-leading a national survey on food insecurity related to the pandemic.

--Chris Danforth (Fellow, Complex Systems) who has tracked coronavirus trends on social media, and the pandemic’s dramatic reduction of global happiness.

--Stephanie Seguino (Fellow, CAS), who is interested in equity issues regarding patterns of infection, as well as impacts of economic stimulus.

--Brendan Fisher (Fellow, RSENR), who is analyzing the pandemic’s effect on global progress toward the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

--Luz de Wit (Postdoctoral Fellow, RSENR), who studies the ecology of novel infectious diseases, including how they jump from other species to people.

--Jon Erickson (Fellow, RSENR), who is working on economic inequality, rebuilding a sustainable economy, and the pandemic’s climate impacts.

 The COVID-19 panel on April 21 is one of several Gund-sponsored events occurring in honor of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.

Learn more and apply now to the Gund COVID-19 Rapid Research Fund. 

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