COVID-19: Defying Universal Fear

COVID-19: Defying Universal Fear


  • Dr. Noubar Afeyan

    Founder and CEO, Flagship Pioneering; Co-author of the vision of "At the Crossroads"; Co-Founder of Aurora Humanitarian Initiative; Board Member of IDeA Foundation, UWC Dilijan and Foundation for Armenian Science and Technology (FAST); Scientific Innovator; Professional Entrepreneur; Philanthropist

  • Lord Ara Darzi

    Director of the Institute of Global Health Innovation at Imperial College London; Chair of Aurora Prize Selection Committee; Board Member of Foundation for Armenian Science and Technology (FAST)

  • Dr. Arsen Torosyan

    Minister of Health of Armenia

  • André Andonian

    Managing Partner, McKinsey & Company, Inc., Japan; Board Member of McKinsey & Company Inc. Global.

  • Dr. David Nabarro

    WHO special envoy for COVID-19.

  • Ruben Vardanyan

    Co-author of the discussion paper "At the Crossroads"; Co-Founder of IDeA Foundation, Aurora Humanitarian Initiative and UWC Dilijan; Co-Founder and Member of the Board of Foundation for Armenian Science and Technology (FAST); Entrepreneur; Impact Investor; Venture Philanthropist.

  • And distinguished healthcare experts.

We invite you to participate in the online webinar “COVID-19: Challenging General Fear”, which will be held on March 28 at 3:00 pm (GMT+4) at the Futures Studio discussion platform.

We believe that the search for solutions to global pandemics has to be empowered by cutting-edge cross-disciplinary knowledge and an unprecedented level of transparency in society. We believe in bringing world experts in public health policy, science and technology, and government officials together for an open and honest dialogue to build awareness, trust and confidence in our collective ability to overcome universal fear and find the optimal solutions to the global challenge at hand.

The moderated on-line panel discussion is a unique opportunity to plug in and learn first-hand what world renown and trusted experts, national and international officials dealing with COVID-19 on the daily bases have to say.

The issues to be covered range the background to this new virus, the prevention of cross-infection in the community, the best and proven protection measures, computer modelling, the prospects of therapeutics and vaccinations, the capacity of the health systems in Armenia and around the world to tackle the pandemic, the fake news and the myths surrounding it and the scientific knowledge we could confidently rely on today and tomorrow.

The panelists will share their understanding how the on-going pandemic affects various aspects of our present-day lives and discuss the unknown – the upcoming social, economic, political, demographic, behavioral, etc. changes we should anticipate and be ready to tackle together in the months and years to come.

Discussion language:

English. Free attendance.

The discussion will be available online by Zoom link and on Facebook.


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