The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the unpreparedness of many governments to effectively manage complex risks and ensure community resilience. Pandemics, global warming, and other crises often hit countries and communities struggling from political instability, rising authoritarianism, or eroding trust in government in times of false ideologies and conspiracy theories. Scientists play a key role in helping counter such tendencies and rebuild trust in the common good.
Welcome Note Dr. Leslie A. Pal, Dean, College of Public Policy, HBKU
Introduction and Moderator Dr. Andreas Rechkemmer, Professor, Director of Program on Governance, Resilience, and Sustainability (PROGRESS), College of Public Policy, HBKU