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COVID-19: The Policy Response

LSE's public event series

COVID-19 represents an enormous challenge for the social sciences to help governments and non-governmental organisations respond to the economic and societal consequences of the pandemic. Part of LSE's response to this challenge is a series of online public events that will take place over the Summer Term.

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Addressing the Pandemic: the pharmaceutical challenges

Date: Tuesday 26 May 2020, 12noon-1.30pm

Speakers: Professor Kalipso Chalkidou, Dr Panos Kanavos, Professor Margaret Kyle, Professor Ken Shadlen

This event has been organised by the Global Health Initiative, the Institute of Global Affairs and the School of Public Policy.

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Data–driven Responses to COVID–19: opportunities and limitations

Date: Thursday 28 May 2020, 1-2.15pm

Speakers: Dr Seeta Peña Gangadharan, Dr Orla Lynskey, Dr Alison Powell, Dr Edgar Whitley

This event has been organised by the Department of Management.

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COVID-19 Economic Response: a comparative, cross-border perspective

Date: Friday 29 May 2020, 2-3.30pm

Speakers: Dr Reuben Abraham, Dr Ailish Campbell, Rain Newton-Smith, Kazumi Nishikawa

This event has been organised by LSE IDEAS.

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COVID-19 and Africa: pandemics and global politics

Date: Monday 1 June 2020, 2-3.30pm

Speakers: Professor Assis Malaquias, Elizabeth Sidiropoulos, Dr Folashadé Soulé

This event has been organised by LSE IDEAS.

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COVID-19 and Illicit Markets

Date: Tuesday 2 June 2020, 2-3.30pm

Speakers: Naomi Burke-Shyne, Professor Gabriel Feltran, Kasia Malinowska, Mark Shaw, Alexander Söderholm

This event has been organised by LSE's International Drug Policy Unit.

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Post COVID-19 Futures of the Urbanising World

Date: Wednesday 3 June 2020, 2-3.30pm

Speakers: Dr Creighton Connolly, Professor Roger Keil, Dr Deirdre McKay, Dr Rita Padawangi

This event has been organised by the Saw Swee Hock Southeast Asia Centre.

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Europe in the Time of Coronavirus: responding to the political and economic challenges of COVID-19

Date: Tuesday 9 June 2020, 2-3.30pm

Speakers: Professor Chris Anderson, Professor Simon Glendinning, Professor Waltraud Schelkle

This event has been organised by the European Institute.

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COVID-19 and Tourism in Greece: challenges and prospects

Date: Tuesday 9 June 2020, 4-5.30pm

Speakers: Professor Dimitrios BuhalisHarry Theoharis

This event has been organised by the Hellenic Observatory.

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COVID-19: the health policy and care response

Date: Tuesday 16 June 2020, 2-3.30pm

Speakers: Dr Miqdad Asaria, Dr José-Luis Fernandez, Professor Alistair McGuire, Dr Clare Wenham

This event has been organised by the Department of Health Policy.

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Implications of the COVID-19 Crisis for Disability Policy

Date: Tuesday 23 June 2020, 3.30-5pm

Speakers: Baroness Campbell, Neil Crowther, Liz Sayce

This event has been organised by the the International Inequalities Institute.

All times are London time (BST). Information about all events can be found at LSE Events

Past events

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Global Leadership to Support Africa's Response to COVID-19

podcast of this event is now available.

Speakers: Professor Paul Collier, Minouche Shafik, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

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Coronavirus and Brexit: two cases of quarantine?

podcast of this event is now available.

Speakers: Sir Simon Fraser, Dr Sara Hagemann, Professor Christian Lequesne, Professor Brigid Laffan

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COVID-19 and Deglobalisation

podcast of this event is now available.

Speakers: Peter Watkins, Professor Linda Yueh

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COVID-19: keeping trade routes open

Speakers: Dr Swati Dhingra, Professor Simon Evenett, Pascal Lamy

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Assessing the Economic Impact of COVID-19

A podcast of this event is now available.

Speakers: Professor Paul De Grauwe, Dr Simeon Djankov, Professor Panos Tsakloglou, Dr Miranda Xafa

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Strategic Leadership in the Time of COVID-19

podcast of this event is now available.

Speakers: David H. Petraeus, Professor Michael Barzelay, Dr Shirley Yu

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Behavioural Science in the Context of Great Uncertainty 

A podcast of this event is now available.

Speakers: Professor Nick Chater, Professor Liam Delaney, Professor Paul Dolan, Professor Ulrike Hahn, Dr Grace Lordan

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Transboundary Crisis Management in Europe in the Wake of COVID-19

A podcast of this event is now available.

Speakers: Professor Arjen Boin, Dr Lydie Cabane, Professor Martin Lodge, Professor Nick Sitter

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The Great Reversal in the Time of COVID-19

A podcast of this event is now available.

Speakers: Dr Angelo Martelli, Professor Thomas Philippon

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COVID-19: the economic policy response

A podcast of this event is now available.

Speakers: Professor Adnan Khan, Professor Ricardo Reis, Professor Silvana Tenreyro

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Government Assistance to Struggling Businesses in the COVID-19 Crisis

A podcast of this event is now available.

Speakers: Erica Bosio, Dr Juanita Gonzalez-Uribe, Professor Dimitri Vayanos

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Assessing the Impact of COVID-19: from mortality to misery?

A video of this event is now available.

Speakers: Professor Paul Dolan, Dr Daisy Fancourt, Professor Lord Layard, Lord O'Donnell, Professor Carol Propper

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COVID-19 and its Impact on Euro Atlantic Security

A video of this event is now available.

Speakers: General Sir James Everard, Dr Nathalie Tocci, Peter Watkins

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Responding to a Pandemic: the view from Latin America

video of this event is now available.

 

Speakers: Fernando Henrique Cardoso, Laura Chinchilla, Ricardo Lagos, Juan Manuel Santos, Dr Ernesto Zedillo