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COVID-19: Harnessing a Transformational Pandemic
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET


COVID-19 has transformed the lives of people everywhere — how they live, travel, work and socially interact. On Tuesday, Sept. 15, four highly accomplished scientists, including LANL’s Bette Korber, will initiate a conversation on how COVID-19 could and will transform science and security, and its ethical, legal and social implications for our future.

A combination of talks and discussion, this unclassified webinar, “COVID-19: Harnessing a Transformational Pandemic,” is co-hosted by Los Alamos National Laboratory; the National Laboratory; the Committee on Science, Technology, and Law of the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine; and Texas A&M University.

COVID-19: Harnessing a Transformational Pandemic
Webinar via Zoom: Tuesday, September 15, 2020


1:00 - 1:05

Welcome and Introduction to the Symposium Series

John Sarrao, Deputy Director for Science, Technology & Engineering at Los Alamos National Laboratory


1:05 - 1:15

National Academy of Sciences Committee on Science, Technology & Law (NAS-CSTL) Perspective and Introduction

Judge David S. Tatel, US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit, NAS-CSTL


1:15 - 2:15

What Happens When a Virus Jumps Species

David Baltimore, Califormia Institute of Technology and NAS-CSTL


1:45 - 2:30

The SARS-CoV-2, Mutations and Vaccine

Bette Korber, Los Alamos National Laboratory


2:15 - 2:30
 Discussion: Moderated by Chair Mike Imperiale, University of Michigan
2:30 - 2:45
2:45 - 3:15
 Lessons from COVID-19: Bio Preparedness and Security for the Next Inevitable Outbreak
3:15 - 3:45

Post-Pandemic Bioethics

Alta Charo, University of Wisconsin


3:45 - 3:55
 Discussion Moderated by Chair Anne-Marie Mazza, NAS-CSTL
3:55 Closing Remarks: Diane Hurtado


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