Periscope Conference

LSE Commission for Pandemic Governance and Inequalities 

This was a public panel event to share findings from the LSE Commission for Pandemic Governance and Inequalities. This is part of the Europe-wide Horizon-2020 PERISCOPE project, a cross-disciplinary study on the socioeconomic impact of Covid-19 and pandemic preparedness.


Monday 5 June 2023, LSE.

This public panel event hosted at LSE was an opportunity for cross-disciplinary reflection on the experiences, challenges and opportunities of Covid-19 governance, to inform engaged discussion and ideas for future pandemics.

The event consolidated findings from a three-part commission involving key community leaders, policymakers and young people from across the UK and Europe. The commission is focused is on inequalities related to Covid-19 governance, with the aim of producing collaborative recommendations on how to ameliorate these inequalities in the present, and how to build a new model of pandemic governance in the future.

The event on 5 June brought together of practitioners, policymakers and academics to discuss lessons learned during Covid-19 for pandemic governance and preparedness. 

The programme was structured around key themes related to local, national and global levels of pandemic governance, such as public health responses to Covid-19, evidence and data in decision-making, and the role of carers and social infrastructures. 

The full programme can be view here and you can learn more about the event by reading the event blog




Panel event



 Registration and coffee



Welcome and Introduction, LSE Commission for Pandemic Governance and Inequalities

 Professor Laura Bear (LSE)


First panel sessions



Trust Lab

Dr Elizabeth Storer (LSE)


Covid-19, Global health and Security

Professor Tim Allen (LSE)


Second panel sessions



Diaspora communities and the Covid-19 pandemic

Isaac Stanley (LSE)


Macro-data and evidence during pandemics

Professor Andrea Renda (CEPS)





Lunchtime 'brown-bag' session | Data-driven technologies during pandemics

Dr Melis Mevsimler (Ada Lovelace Institute)


Third panel sessions



The power of Community Champions: lessons from London Borough of Newham

Anne Bowers (London Borough of Newham)


Behavioural aspects of Covid-19 and the pandemic response

Dr Matteo Galizzi (LSE)





Fourth panel sessions



Recognising and Supporting Carers and Social Infrastructures

Professor Laura Bear (LSE)


EU institution building: science, accountability and communication 

Dr.Timothy Yu-Cheong Yeung (CEPS)


Fourth sessions



Epidemics, one health and the environment

Professor Walter Osika (Karolinska Institute)


Test, trace and isolate: The challenges faced by local authorities in England during the Covid-19 pandemic 

Professor Anne West (LSE)


Plenary session | A future fit for young people

Rose Dowling (Leaders Unlocked)


Drinks reception