We are delighted to report that the first of our webinar series, A (K)new World Reimagined, held on 6 May, successfully attracted 97 participants from across the world. The invite-only online discussion, Post Covid-19: Universal Health Care and the Care Economy, had a great line-up of featured speakers: Dr Paul Farmer, UN Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Community-based Medicine; Abdul El-Sayed, Rhodes Scholar (Michigan and Oriel 2009) and public health doctor; and Ai-Jen Poo, Labour activist and Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance in the United States. Dr Elizabeth Kiss and Evie O’Brien (interim Executive Director of the Atlantic Institute) co-hosted the event, a collaboration between the Atlantic Institute, Atlantic programs, Rhodes Trust, the Schmidt Science Fellowship, and the Obama Foundation. Tanya Charles, our Senior Fellow Engagement Lead, skillfully moderated the two-hour event, consisting of presentations, breakout sessions and a final plenary session.
Above you can see the results of ‘graphic harvesting’ produced live and revealed at the end of the webinar. The visual of topics discussed is the handiwork of artists Sita Magnuson and Alicia Bramlett from Dpict.
Our next webinar, Post Covid-19: Leadership and Global Solidarity, takes place on Thursday, 14 May between 2pm-4pm (BST) and will be moderated by Atlantic Fellow for Social Equity, Durkhanai Ayubi. We are delighted to have as confirmed speakers, Cedric Brown: Chief Foundation Officer, Kapor Center & Atlantic Fellow for Racial Equity; Tonye Cole: Co-founder and former Group Executive Director at Shara group, Transformation Leader Fellow at the University of Oxford and Dr Leana Wen, ER Physician and Public Health Leader at George Washington University and a Rhodes Alumni.