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COVID-19: What Have We Learned from Other Nations?
Where Should We Import Leadership Learnings and What are the Key Enablers?

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a massive humanitarian challenge and is affecting every aspect of global society. A variety of enablers – or lack thereof - have driven notably different outcomes dealing with the pandemic including the use of technology, the role of the state, cultural norms and public health capabilities. While the epidemiological aspects and economic consequences of the pandemic have been frequently discussed, there has been much less attention paid to these key enablers. As the world transitions into the next stage of the global pandemic, now is the time to reflect on which countries handled the initial outbreak response better than others and what lessons can be learned. Join the Centers@ Anderson and Professor Terry Kramer, in a moderated discussion with Dr. Robert Kim-Farley, who holds joint appointments in the departments of epidemiology and community health sciences at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health; Chandran Nair, founder and CEO of the Global Institute for Tomorrow; and Jeongmin Seong, partner and Lily Ma, rotational fellow at the McKinsey Global Institute, authors of MGI’s “How Technology is Safeguarding Health and Livelihoods in Asia” (LINK BELOW) that highlights the steps that Asia has taken to deal with the pandemic. They will gather virtually to analyze what lessons can be learned for the U.S. and its leaders – business leaders, elected officials, policymakers - from Asia and countries such as Germany and New Zealand about decision-making; the role of government and public health institutions vs. business; power of collaboration and innovation; and the broad usefulness and effectiveness of digital technologies and the practical issues of compliance – all contextualized in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.

Article LINK: https://www.mckinsey.com/featured-insights/asia-pacific/how-technology-is-safeguarding-health-and-livelihoods-in-asia

Aug 13, 2020 05:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Dr. Robert Kim-Farley
Professor, Departments of Epidemiology and Community Health Sciences @UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
View Dr. Robert Kim-Farley's Bio at https://ph.ucla.edu/faculty/kim-farley
Chandran Nair
Founder and CEO @Global Institute for Tomorrow
View Chandran Nair's Bio at https://www.weforum.org/people/chandran-nair
Jeongmin Seong
Partner @McKinsey Global Institute
View Jeongmin Seong's Bio at https://www.mckinsey.com/our-people/jeongmin-seong