Session 1: Strategic implications of the coronavirus crisis
Since its emergence a few weeks ago, Covid-19 has already fundamentally changed the fabric of our society and impacted the global geopolitical landscape, but in what ways?
Covid-19 Crisis: Global Crisis, Global Risk and Global Consequences is a new webinar series that examines various possible and visible consequences of the current crisis including its strategic and economic implications, impact on global governance, on gender or the role of technology.
The webinar is free and conducted in English. The first webinar session will provide an overview of the strategic, global health security, crisis management, governance, economic and financial implications of this crisis.
Learn more about the experts:
Dr Jean-Marc Rickli is the Head of Global Risk and Resilience at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) in Geneva, Switzerland. He is also a research fellow at King’s College London and a non-resident fellow in modern warfare and security at TRENDS Research and Advisory in Abu Dhabi. He is a senior advisor for the AI (Artificial Intelligence) Initiative at the Future Society at Harvard Kennedy School and an expert on autonomous weapons systems for the United Nations in the framework of the Governmental Group of Experts on Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems (LAWS). He is also a member of The IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems and the co-chair of the NATO Partnership for Peace Consortium on Emerging Security Challenges Working Group.
Dr Gilles Poumerol is an international public health specialist. He worked with the World Health Organization (WHO) for 30 years in various capacities at country, regional, and global level. He has extensive experience in the Caribbean, in Asia, in the Pacific, and in Africa on the epidemiology and control of HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted infections and tuberculosis. In the past 10 years he was in charge of International Travel and Health (ITH) and the revised International Health Regulations (IHR). He is presently consultant for IHR and Global Health Security trainings. Dr Poumerol received his MD from the University of Paris in 1981, his Masters of Science in community health in developing countries from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in 1987, and diplomas in tropical medicine and epidemiology from the University of Paris.
In addition to being an Associate Fellow at GCSP, Nicholas Davis is a Professor of Practice at Thunderbird School of Global Management, a Visiting Professor at UCL and the Managing Partner at SWIFT Partners, a Geneva-based consultancy focused on helping companies harness emerging technologies to create sustainable value.
From 2015 to 2019, Nick was Head of Society and Innovation and a member of the Executive Committee at the World Economic Forum where led the Forum’s thought-leadership on the concept of “The Fourth Industrial Revolution”. With Klaus Schwab, the Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum, he is the co-author of Shaping the Fourth Industrial Revolution, published in January 2018. Nick is originally from Sydney, Australia and holds degrees from the University of Oxford and the University of Sydney.
Victoria CURZON PRICE is honorary professor of economics of the University of Geneva where she taught from 1982 to 2008, specializing and publishing in the fields of international economics and economic integration. Previous positions include: Director of the European Institute and member of the Governing Council of the University of Geneva, President of the Mont Pelerin Society, member of the Grand Conseil (Etat de Genève), faculty member of the International Management Institute (Geneva) and visiting lecturer at the University of Amsterdam.
Mr David Horobin is Head of the Crisis Management at GCSP. He has more than 25 years operational experience in emergency and crisis management in natural and conflict related contexts in both field and HQ functions.
As Head of Crisis Management his main tasks are designing, researching and delivering contemporary crisis management courses for decision makers, leaders, researchers and specialists in the government, humanitarian and corporate sectors.
Watch the first session on the Strategic implications of the coronavirus crisis.
Register for the Session 2: The impact of the coronavirus crisis on the Middle East, 09 April 2020, 3 - 4:15pm (CET)