“The World After COVID-19: How Research Can Shape a Better Future”, a Conversation with Sir Philip Campbell

  • DATE / TIME:
    2020•06•18    18:30 - 19:00

    On 18 June 2020, UNU will host “The World After COVID-19: How Research Can Shape a Better Future”, a virtual conversation with Sir Philip Campbell, Editor-in-Chief of Springer Nature. This event will be held via Zoom Webinar at 18:30 (JST).

    The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has changed the world significantly, with its impact felt across economies, sectors, and industries. Research and academia have not been spared by the effects of the pandemic. University education has gone online, and researchers from many disciplines are now tackling COVID-19-pertinent issues, allowing a wide range of innovative ideas to emerge on how a post-pandemic world may look. For these innovative ideas to have an impact, research results need to find their way to policymakers, businesses, and the general public.

    How can universities and think tanks help rebuild for a better future? How will the academic world be different post-COVID-19? What opportunities does COVID-19 offer for today’s researchers? How has COVID-19 affected the societal challenges that academic research needs to address?

    Sir Philip will join Dr David M. Malone, UNU Rector, to discuss how the pandemic has impacted academia, and how such crises can also create opportunities to discover innovative solutions.

    Virtual event

    The UNU Virtual Conversation Series aims to foster audience participation: you are encouraged to engage with the speakers during the conversation via the Q&A tab. As permitted by time, a number of questions will be selected for speakers to address.

    Please note that this event will be in English. Advance registration (by 17 June 2020) is required and is limited in capacity. Please click on the REGISTER button above to access the online registration page.

    Registrants will be sent a link by email to attend via Zoom Webinar on the day of the event. Zoom software will be required to join the webinar.

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    About the speaker

    Sir Philip Campbell is Editor-in-Chief of Springer Nature. He also served as Editor-in-Chief of Nature and Nature Publishing Group from 1995 to 2018. Previously, Sir Philip was the Physical Sciences Editor at Nature and also the Founding Editor of Physics World, the international magazine of the UK Institute of Physics. Due to his vast experience and knowledge, Sir Philip has worked with the UK Office of Science and Innovation, the European Commission and the US National Institutes of Health on issues relating to science and its impacts on society.

    Sir Philip has a Doctorate in Upper Atmospheric Physics from the University of Leicester, a Master of Science in Astrophysics from Queen Mary College and a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Engineering from Bristol University. He is a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and the Institute of Physics.

  • Online via Zoom Webinar