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Global Pandemic Response, Public Health & Sustainability | Vice Chancellor’s Lecture on Globalisation, Sustainability & the Power of Ideas - Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General, World Health Organization

Tuesday, March 01, 2022 | 12:00 Montreal / 17:00 Cambridge / 18:00 Geneva

CEENRG is delighted to be supporting the next Vice Chancellor’s Lecture on Globalisation, Sustainability, and the Power of Ideas, which will take place online 01 March 2022 from 17:00 - 18:30, UK time.

Please register, while places remain available.

For the Vice-Chancellor's Lecture on 01 March 2022, we will be joined in this online event by Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General, World Health Organization. Dr Ghebreyesus’ lecture will address the importance of pandemic preparedness, the global response to COVID-19, and delivering on SDG 3: Good Health and Well-Being for sustainability more broadly, touching on the role of world-class education and research institutions.  

The lecture will be followed by brief responses from leading University of Cambridge experts, academics, and policy leaders contributing to the world’s pandemic preparedness, response, and the SDGs including Dame Barbara Stocking, President Emerita, Murray Edwards College & Chair of Panel for a Global Public Health Convention; and Professor Sharon Peacock, Professor of Public Health and Microbiology in the Department of Medicine & Executive Director of the COVID-19 Genomics UK (COG-UK) Consortium.

Please click here for more information and to register. We look forward to your presence in an inspiring evening!

About Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus was elected WHO Director-General for a five-year term by WHO Member States at the Seventieth World Health Assembly in May 2017. In doing so, he was the first WHO Director-General elected from among multiple candidates by the World Health Assembly, and was the first person from the WHO African Region to head the world’s leading public health agency. Born in the Eritrean city of Asmara, Dr Tedros graduated from the University of Asmara with a Bachelor of Biology, before earning a Master of Science (MSc) in Immunology of Infectious Diseases from the University of London, a Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) in Community Health from the University of Nottingham and an Honorary Fellowship from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

About the Vice-Chancellor's Lecture Series

Since 2019, the University of Cambridge has hosted a lecture series on Globalisation, Sustainability and the Power of Ideas. Its aim is to bring together international students, researchers and the wider community to consider emerging international policy, law and scientific trends and innovative solutions related to sustainability and globalisation, and to debate how such ideas emerge, are shared, and can change the world.

The lecture series is driven by the urgency to inspire and innovate the world’s best and brightest minds – current and future generations of leaders, teachers and researchers – to help find ways to support globalisation that is open, inclusive and sustainable. Speakers will address such questions as: What are the key challenges of globalisation for sustainability? What are the most innovative and exciting new ideas, tools and strategies in the global public interest? What is needed, for global public health in the context of pandemic preparedness, response and recovery, in today’s changing society, market and environment? How to build educational opportunities, research, practice and careers that make a contribution?

The Host Committee of the lecture series includes the Bennett Institute for Public Policy (BIPP), the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL), the University of Cambridge Department of Medicine, the Centre for Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Governance (CEENRG), the Centre for European Legal Studies (CELS), the Centre for Science and Policy (CSaP), the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk (CSER), the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law (LCIL), the Panel for a Global Public Health Convention and Cambridge Public Health, among others. The partnership of the Centre for International Sustainable Development Law (CISDL) and the support of the Leverhulme Trust is deeply appreciated.