How to Prepare for an Uncertain Future

Hosted by LSE Festival: How Do We Get to a Post-COVID World?

Online public event


Professor Martin Lodge

Professor Martin Lodge

Dr Andrea Mennicken

Dr Andrea Mennicken

COVID-19 and the return of war to Europe have highlighted that more than ever, predicting the future is saddled with many uncertainties.

How, then, should we consider "preparing for the future"? What kind of skills and capacities are required both at the individual and organisational level? How can organisations build resilience?

Recent crises – the pandemic, the financial crisis, the war in Ukraine, but also crises of a more creeping nature, namely climate change – pose fundamental challenges for risk and crisis management. This session explores risk and crisis management, and provides practical strategies on how you can better prepare for the future and respond to potential challenges. 

Meet our speakers

Martin Lodge (@MartinLodge) is Professor of Political Science and Public Policy in the Department of Government at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Martin was also Lecturer in Public Policy at the University of Ulster at Jordanstown and Senior Research Officer at the ESRC Centre for Analysis of Risk and Regulation (CARR) and is currently Director of CARR. He is course convenor of LSE’s Online Certificate Course Risk and Crisis Management

Andrea Mennicken is Associate Professor of Accounting in the Department of Accounting at LSE. Andrea is also Co-Director of the Centre for Analysis of Risk and Regulation (CARR). She is course convenor of LSE’s Online Certificate Course Risk and Crisis Management

More about this event

This event is part of the LSE Festival's "Skills for a fast-changing world" series, hosted by LSE Online. LSE experts discuss research trends in their field about professional skills we need for success. LSE Online makes LSE’s world-leading teaching and research accessible to a global audience. We provide a comprehensive portfolio of online programmes to equip you and your organisation with the knowledge and skills to advance in an ever-changing world. Discover our courses.

The LSE Festival: How Do We Get to a Post-COVID World? is running from Monday 13 to Saturday 18 June 2022, with a series of events exploring the practical steps we could be taking to shape a better world.

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