Strategic Leadership in the Time of COVID-19

Hosted by LSE's public event series - COVID-19: The Policy Response

Online public event


David H. Petraeus

David H. Petraeus

Professor Michael Barzelay

Professor Michael Barzelay

Dr Shirley Yu

Dr Shirley Yu


Professor Erik Berglof

Professor Erik Berglof

General Petraeus will develop his model of strategic leadership, developed during a senior military career and as leader of a large government agency, and what it implies for management in the context of a pandemic.

David Petraeus is Partner at KKR and Chairman of the KKR Global Institute. General (Ret) David H. Petraeus (New York) joined KKR in June 2013 and is Chairman of the KKR Global Institute, which supports KKR’s investment committees, portfolio companies, and investors with analysis of geopolitical and macro-economic trends, as well as environmental, social, and governance issues. Prior to joining KKR, David Petraeus served over 37 years in the U.S. military, culminating his career with six consecutive commands, five of which were in combat, including command of coalition forces during the Surge in Iraq, command of U.S. Central Command, and command of coalition forces in Afghanistan. Following his service in the military, Gen. Petraeus served as the Director of the CIA.

Michael Barzelay is Professor of Public Management in LSE's Department of Management. His book, Preparing for the Future: Strategic Planning in the U.S. Air Force, won the Louis Brownlow Book Award of the US National Academy of Public Administration. A past consultant for many public officials and organisations, his most recent book is Public Management as a Design-Oriented Professional Discipline.

Shirley Yu (@shirleyzeyu) is Senior Visiting Fellow in the Institute of Global Affairs at LSE and an Asia fellow with the Ash Center of Harvard Kennedy School. She has a Ph.D. in political economy from China’s Peking University, and a Master’s degree in Government from Harvard University. She has published three books in Chinese, including On China, by Ambassadors, and the Rise of the RMB and the Fall of the Yen. She also serves as a mentor for Cherie Blair’s Foundation for International Women.

Erik Berglof (@ErikBerglof) is Director of the Institute of Global Affairs in LSE's School of Public Policy.

This event is part of LSE's public event series - COVID-19: The Policy Response.

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.

Why not visit the School of Public Policy COVID-19 Resource Centre.

This event in the series has been organised by the Institute of Global Affairs, the Department of Management and the LSE School of Public Policy.

The next event in this series will take place at 2pm on 13 May on Behavioural Science in the Context of Great Uncertainty.

The Institute of Global Affairs (@LSEIGA) aims to maximise the impact of LSE's leading expertise across the social sciences by shaping inclusive and locally-rooted responses to the most important and pressing global challenges.

The Department of Management (@LSEManagement) is a world class centre for education and research in business and management. At the heart of LSE’s academic community in central London, we are ranked #2 in the world for business and management.

The LSE School of Public Policy (@LSEPublicPolicy) is an international community where ideas and practice meet. Our approach creates professionals with the ability to analyse, understand and resolve the challenges of contemporary governance.

Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSECOVID19

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