Understanding the COVID-19 pandemic

Understanding the COVID-19 pandemic: Public health, policy, law, and business

Solving complex challenges like a pandemic requires deep understanding and broad perspectives. The Muskie School of Public Service and the Maine Center invite you to come learn alongside students in a new webinar series about the COVID-19 pandemic.

Details

June 1, 2, 4, 8, 9, 11

5:00pm – 6:00pm

FREE online webinar series

 

Series Overview

 

This free webinar series will help you gain a stronger understanding of the COVID-19 pandemic, its local and global impact, and recovery from it. The series is comprised of a series of lectures delivered by University of Maine System experts in the fields of public health, policy, law, and business. Each faculty member will present an aspect of the COVID-19 pandemic through their disciplinary lens, highlighting how we understand, track, mitigate, and recover from its impacts. These lectures are being presented as part of a new summer course at the University of Southern Maine’s Muskie School of Public Service. You can participate in any and all of the webinars – whatever your schedule allows. All webinars will be recorded and made available on this webpage.

With special guests:

Dr. Nirav Shah, Director of the Maine CDC + Dr. Dora Mills, Chief Health Improvement Officer at MaineHealth

Schedule of Lectures

 

Monday June 1

Introduction to the series and epidemiology of COVID-19

  • Dr. Nirav Shah, Director of the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Dr. Dora Mills, Chief Health Improvement Officer at MaineHealth

Tuesday June 2

Public health systems and health policy

  • Prof. Erika Ziller, Assistant Professor of Public Health at the Muskie School of Public Service and the Cutler Institute

Thursday June 4

Missteps in managing a pandemic

Monday June 8

Global disparities in impacts and outcomes + the immigration crisis

  • Prof. Anna R. Welch, Sam L. Cohen Refugee and Human Rights Clinical Professor at the University of Maine School of Law
  • Prof. Firooza Pavri, Director and Professor of Geography at the University of Southern Maine’s Muskie School of Public Service

Tuesday June 9

Privacy rights and freedoms during the pandemic

  • Prof. Peter J. Guffin, Visiting Professor of Practice and Co-director of the Information Privacy Law Program at the University of Maine School of Law
  • Prof. Dmitry Bam, University of Maine School of Law

Thursday June 11

Rolling impacts on the U.S. and global economy + impacts on the workforce

Presented In Collaboration With

Media point of contact: Firooza Pavri (firooza.pavri@maine.edu)

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