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Lessons learned from pandemic successes and failures: a conversation Feb. 20

“The next pandemic could be just around the corner,” says the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, and the world is “dangerously unprepared.” On Feb. 20, David Shmoys of Cornell and Jay Bhattacharyas of Stanford will discuss what we’ve learned, and can apply, about the successes and failures of the policy responses to Covid‑19 in “The pandemic: What we got right, what we got wrong, what next.”

Their discussion will take place Monday, Feb. 20 at 5:30 p.m. in Room 198 of Statler Hall on the Cornell’s Ithaca campus. The event is free and open to the public, and will also be streamed; to participate online, register here.

Shmoys helped design the testing and reporting protocols that were a critical element of Cornell’s response to the pandemic. He is the Laibe/Acheson Professor of Business Management and Leadership Studies in the College of Engineering and Director of Cornell’s Center for Data Science for Enterprise & Society.

This event is sponsored by Cornell's Program on Freedom and Free Societies and co-sponsored by the Jeb E. Brooks School of Public Policy, with thanks to the generous support of Michael J. Millette ’87 and the Millette family as well as that of the Triad Foundation and other donors.

Read the full story on the College of Arts and Sciences website.

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