Thriving after Massive Global Disruption

A global thought leadership series bringing expert panels to discuss the effect of COVID-19 and look beyond the crisis and its immediate impact.

What can we learn from previous Pandemics and from the response to COVID-19 so far?

Location University of Strathclyde.

Time 12th May 2020

The webinar was be led by Professor Jeremy Lauer from the University of Strathclyde, and formerly of the WHO, and with inputs from Prof Kat Smith and Prof Kalipso Chalkidou

All-Round Efforts to Fight COVID-19 Pandemic

Location Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

Time 19th May 2020

This webinar will featured inputs by Professors Gary Chan, Ming LIU, Matthew McKay, Richard So and King Lun Yeung

The Global Economic and Political Challenges of COVID and the Lockdown

Location University of Waterloo.

Time 26th May 2020

Led by Professor Bessma Momani of the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada, featuring a discussion on The Global Economic and Political Challenges of COVID and the Lockdown

Global perspectives after the massive global disruption

Location Middle East University.

Time 9th June 2020

Internationalisation in the Post-COVID-19 era

Location Asian Institute of Technology.

Time 16th June 2020

Opportunities to restart our society on a greener energy path

Location Chalmers University of Technology.

Time 23rd June 2020

COVID19 Neutralizing activity

Location University of Pavia.

Time 30th June 2020

The Urban Public University as an Engine of Recovery

Location City University of New York.

Time 7th July 2020

The Future of Work -learning from the pandemic

Location Politecnico di Milano.

Time 14th July 2020


The University of Strathclyde along with some of our key global strategic partners is hosting a series of multidisciplinary webinars entitled Thriving after Massive Global Disruption. The series will share our experiences from across the globe as we come to better understand the implications and impact of COVID-19 and to help make sense of how a post Covid-19 world might be shaped to be more inclusive, socially progressive and economically successful.

The series will examine how, in this time of huge disruption, we can identify the opportunities that will emerge and how we can use the Sustainable Development Goals as a framework for the ‘new normal’.

Students who register from participating Universities and achieve a minimum 75% attendance of the webinars (from webinar 2 onwards) will be awarded a ‘Certificate of Attendance’ for the series.

To enhance inclusivity we will make the session available in recorded format online after the event. This aims to help with time zone problems or where you are unable to attend live for personal, professional or family reasons.

Our introductory Webinar, hosted by Prof Jeremy Bauer, ran on 12th May – a small sample of the enormously positive reviews are given below:

‘Thank you so much! Fascinating insights in these difficult times’,
‘Thanks so much- fantastic insights and takeaway’,
‘Thank you for your quality time and presentation!’

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