Jameel Institute at Imperial convenes experts in health, science and economics to discuss post-COVID-19 world


World-leading experts in health, science and economics discussed the post-COVID-19 world at the inaugural Jameel Institute symposium.

Central bankers, a Nobel laureate, epidemiologists, public health policymakers and a former Prime Minister came together for the symposium, ‘Shaping the post-COVID-19 world’, which marked the first anniversary of the Abdul Latif Jameel Institute for Disease and Emergency Analytics (J-IDEA).

In a dramatic first year since its launch in October 2019, the Jameel Institute has been on the frontline of the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of the Imperial College COVID-19 Response Team, the Jameel Institute has modelled the spread of the virus, publishing reports that informed the public health response worldwide.

The symposium was opened by Alice Gast, president of Imperial College, and Fady Jameel, vice chairman of Community Jameel, an international organisation using evidence, science, data and technology to tackle urgent global issues. Imperial and Community Jameel co-founded the Jameel Institute in 2019.

Pictured: The launch of the Jameel Institute in 2019 at Imperial’s White City campus: left to right, Hassan Jameel, vice chairman of Community Jameel; Alice Gast, president of Imperial; Fady Jameel, vice chairman of Community Jameel.

In a series of panels, experts from a range of disciplines looked ahead to the post-COVID-19 world, addressing the public health response and lessons learned; the economic recovery; and how to prepare for future diseases.

The speakers included:

In a special video recording, Rt Hon Tony Blair, former British prime minister, spoke with the Jameel Institute’s director.

The sessions were moderated by Jameel Institute faculty: Nim Arinaminpathy, Katharina Hauck, and Tim Hallett.

For more information on the symposium, read the full report from Imperial College.

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