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Queen Mary Global Policy Institute

A global mapping of the use of expertise in the management of Covid-19

When: Friday, May 14, 2021, 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Where: Zoom webinar, online

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This webinar will present the findings of the project "A global mapping of the use of expertise and evidence-informed policies in the management of the Covid-19 pandemic", funded by the Research England Quality-related Research Strategic Priorities Fund, Queen Mary University of London. 

An interactive map on how different governments across the globe employed expertise and evidence-informed policies to manage the Covid-19 pandemic will be launched on the day of the event.

The webinar will bring together researchers and high-ranking government officials, fostering dialogue between academia and policymakers. Speakers will share their experience from the management of the pandemic and discuss how the advice of scientists and experts was used in their country.


Professor Valsamis Mitsilegas, Professor of European Criminal Law and Global Security and Deputy Dean for Global Engagement Europe, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).


12:30 PM        Webinar Opening and Welcome Address

Professor Colin Grant, Vice Principal (International) QMUL

12:35 PM        Presentation of research findings

Dr Stella Ladi, Senior Lecturer in Public Management QMUL

Dr Angelos Angelou, Research Assistant QMUL

Dr Dimitra Panagiotatou, Research Assistant QMUL

1:00 PM          Evidence from the Republic of Korea

Mr Yoon-jong Kim, Deputy Director of International Cooperation Bureau, Ministry of Science and ICT (MSIT)

1:10 PM          Evidence from South Africa

Professor Koleka Mlisana, Chair of South African Ministerial Advisory Committee for Covid-19

1:20 PM          Evidence from Kenya

Senator Sylvia Mueni Kasanga, Chair of the Senate Ad Hoc Committee on Covid-19

1:30 PM          Evidence from the United Kingdom

Professor Carole Mundell, Chief International Science Envoy at the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

1:40 PM          Q&A and Discussion

2:00 PM          End of Webinar