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KTH-HKUST Joint Webinar - Biases, Norms and Culture: A Framework for Understanding Our Responses to a Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has put all of us in uncharted territory. No nation is unaffected by the outbreak and there is no uniform formula tackling the crisis. We see varied approaches and responses from cities and individuals. Join Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) for the upcoming webinar, as part of the global webinars under the theme “Navigating a World of Disruption”, in partnership with KTH Royal Institute of Technology to learn how people respond to the pandemic from different perspectives—social & cultural, public health, public transportation, urban planning & design. Through the academic exchanges, we wish to better understand how the new normal will be in the post-pandemic era.

Time: Tue 2020-06-23 10.30 - 11.45

Location: Digital participation via Zoom (link is sent after registration)

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[LIVE] "Biases, Norms and Culture: A Framework for Understanding Our Responses to a Pandemic"

Date: June 23, 2020 (Tuesday)
Time: 16:30 – 17:45 HKT / 10:30 – 11:45 (CEST)

Opening Remarks:
- Prof. King CHOW, Acting Dean of Students; Director, Interdisciplinary Programs Office, HKUST
- Prof. Stefan ÖSTLUND, Vice President for Global Relations, KTH

- Prof. Donald LOW, Professor of Practice, Division of Public Policy; Director, Leadership and Public Policy Executive Education, HKUST “Behavioural Biases and Our Responses to Pandemics”

- Prof. Erik JENELIUS, Associate Professor, Division of Transport Planning, KTH
“Impact of COVID-19 on Public Transport Use in Stockholm”

- Prof. Zhi NING, Associate Professor, Division of Environment & Sustainability, HKUST
“Science of SARS-CoV-2 Transmission and Measures for Public Health Protection in the New Norms During Pandemic”

- Prof. Ann LEGEBY, Professor, Department of Architecture, KTH
“How the Corona Pandemic Changes Our Habits of How We Use the City and Public Space”

- Prof. Naubahar SHARIF, Associate Professor, Division of Public Policy; Professor, Division of Social Science, HKUST

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Ronald T. Nordqvist