This Earth Week panel discussion will showcase perspectives on COVID-19 from Gund Fellows and Affiliates, including reports on preliminary research, and provide a forum for sharing promising ideas and opportunities for collaborative work. Topics include food insecurity, disease ecology, mental health, Sustainable Development Goals, rebuilding our economy, and more.
Confirmed panelists include:
Meredith Niles (Fellow, CALS), who is co-leading a national survey on food insecurity related to the pandemic.
Chris Danforth (Fellow, Complex Systems) who has tracked coronavirus trends on social media, and the pandemic’s dramatic reduction of global happiness.
Stephanie Seguino (Fellow, CAS), who is interested in equity issues regarding patterns of infection, as well as impacts of economic stimulus.
Brendan Fisher (Fellow, RSENR), who is analyzing the pandemic’s effect on global progress toward the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
Luz de Wit (Postdoctoral Fellow, RSENR), who studies the ecology of novel infectious diseases, including how they jump from other species to people.
Jon Erickson (Fellow, RSENR), who is working on the pandemic’s climate impacts and rebuilding a sustainable economy.