The mission of Schmidt Futures, to bet early on exceptional people making the world better, has never been more important than during COVID-19. Hear from CEO Eric Braverman about how the philanthropic initiative is committed to mobilizing and supporting talent to take on the world’s toughest challenges throughout the pandemic and beyond.
Learn how the world’s largest professional organization for social scientists is mobilizing researchers in 80 countries to study and learn from COVID-19, and why insights from this community of scholars have never been more important as we navigate and recover from the pandemic.
Hear from Futures Forum co-hosts about what we are setting out to learn and how much we stand to accomplish by translating insights into action.
WHO Director-General shares his views on the seminal insights of the comparative research and how its findings, in addition to those of the Health Security Net, will help the WHO learn from COVID-19 and ultimately help leaders devise and implement more effective public health interventions.
Join for the debut of research on 23 nations’ COVID-19 responses undertaken by 78 researchers from 47 institutions across six continents. The researchers will unveil their findings on why some nations succeeded while others failed, and outline lessons learned to help navigate the ongoing pandemic and practice public health differently in the future.
Hear about the unique role the Africa CDC has played in making the COVID-19 response more collaborative and effective across the continent, creating a new model for multilateralism in confronting a public health emergency.
Leading scholars discuss the findings on the global COVID-19 response and outline what we can learn from them to better prepare for future pandemics.
President of the National Academy of Medicine and member of the WHO’s Global Pandemic Monitoring Board shares what COVID-19 has revealed about the state of pandemic preparedness and what we must do differently going forward.
Join as we debut the Health Security Net, an online, searchable database with over 1,200 global reports chronicling 25 years of pandemic preparedness policy, the most comprehensive repository of its kind ever built to guide scholars and policymakers as they navigate future pandemics.
Hear from the former Executive Director of the 9/11 Commission on how we can achieve a measure of public accountability and learn from the successes and failures of the COVID-19 response, and what role a Commission—whether stood up by the government or private sector—could play in doing so.
Experts in public health and public accountability discuss the various methods from which we can learn about COVID-19 and strengthen our public health and governmental systems.
Hear from the Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases leading the U.S. response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Just as the virus exacerbated pre-existing medical conditions in individual bodies, the pandemic exploited and aggravated pre-existing structural weaknesses producing high vulnerability among essential workers, minorities, the poor, and underserved rural communities. Hear from leading practitioners about how we can realign systems to equitably support those most in need.
Hear from Schmidt Futures Co-founder Wendy Schmidt about the opportunities ahead to build a healthier, more equitable world.
Hear a preview of Day 2 of the Forum, including discussions on reimagining pandemic preparedness through a new global agenda on policy and research and development.
Hear from Futures Forum co-hosts as they outline highlights from Day 1 and the agenda for Day 2, including discussions on reimagining pandemic preparedness through a new global agenda on policy and research and development.
Dr. Eric Schmidt, Co-Founder of Schmidt Futures, Chair of the Commission to Reimagine New York on COVID-19, and former Google CEO, discusses how we can and must build back better.
Leaders in behavioral science, misinformation, and vaccine trust reflect on the culturally specific reasons distrust exists and how they can be identified and addressed to ensure uptake of vaccines to save lives.
Hear reflections from the health expert tapped to lead the U.S. emergency committee that distilled the emerging science on COVID-19 to help inform policymakers.
We learned more about COVID-19 as the pandemic accelerated—how the virus is transmitted, the best ways to treat it, and how to stop its spread. Health advisors from the United States, Korea, China, and Nigeria discuss what we got right and where science advisors can do better in the future.
Consider an affirmative agenda for what the global public health community—health, science, and policy experts—must do to ensure we never again endure a pandemic so costly in lives and livelihoods.
Hear from the Co-Chair of the Biden COVID-19 Advisory Board about how the Biden Administration plans to move America out of the COVID-19 crisis in the months ahead.
For the first time in human history, a new set of genomic tools can very possibly end pandemics before they begin. Yet realizing this possibility will require a different balance between incremental and moonshot approaches than exists today in our national research and development portfolio. Hear how investment in moonshot ideas now could transform our response to health crises in the future.
Hear from Futures Forum co-hosts about where we go from here and how you can join us to turn these insights into action in the months ahead.