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Panel Discussion: Managing COVID-19 - Behavioural Insights From the Global South

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Join us for our CUBIT event of the term – a multi-disciplinary panel discussion between journalist, medical doctor, and professor, Dr Seema Yasmin (Stanford University) and the behavioural scientist and independent consultant, Dr Neela Saldanha for our series on The Behavioural Science of Managing COVID -19: Lessons From the Global South. This event will be a traditional Zoom talk followed by a Q&A – all are welcome (feel free to spread the word)!

Panellists: Dr Seema Yasmin & Dr Neela Saldhana

Seema Yasmin is an Emmy-award winning journalist, author, medical doctor and professor and Director of Research and Education at the Stanford University Health Communication Initiative. She has previously worked for the Epidemic Intelligence Service at the CDC , where she studied outbreaks around the world. During the COVID -19 pandemic, Yasmin helped to debunk myths about the coronavirus.

Neela Saldhana is an independent consultant. She is currently a Senior Advisor at the Busara Center for Behavioral Economics, a research and advisory firm dedicated to advancing and applying behavioral science in the Global South, and a Behavior Change Consultant at the Surgo Foundation where she helps design and test behavioral interventions across the globe. Before this, she was the founding Director of the Centre for Social and Behaviour Change at Ashoka University (CSBC) at Ashoka University in India, a centre funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Moderators: Melisa Basol & Sakshi Ghai

Hosted by Cambridge University Behavioural Insights Team (CUBIT). Live event, not recorded.

This talk is part of the Cambridge University Behavioural Insights Team (CUBIT) series.

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