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This is the first event of the #SciDipTalks series. SciTech DiploHub has partnered with other organizations to put forward five online sessions with leading world experts that will explore the role of international cooperation in the current crisis; the European response to COVID-19; the impact of cities, and particularly Barcelona, in global mitigation efforts; the responses to pandemics in Iberoamerica and the threats and opportunities of new technologies.
Confirmed speakers for this event include:
- Antoni Plasència - Director General of the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal)
- Julia MacKenzie - Senior Director for International Affairs at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
- Ilona Kickbusch - Chair of the Global Health Centre at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva
- Lorenzo Melchor - Science Diplomacy Officer at S4D4C and EU science advice and diplomacy officer in the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT)
- Moderator: Alexis Roig - Chief Executive Officer of SciTech DiploHub (Barcelona Science and Technology Diplomacy Hub) and Professor at the University of Shanghai for Science and Technology