Let’s Talk

“Future of the Pandemic”

June 11, 2021


About the event

Since early-2020, there’s one question on everyone’s mind – How will the pandemic end, and when?

Covid-19 has affected lives the world over. Worse still, there’s no credible estimate of how and when things will get better. Will the virus undergo a transition? Or will our immune systems learn enough about them to fend off the deadliest manifestations of infection?

Moreover, the failure to foresee and prepare for multiple waves of the virus, has resulted in the widespread helplessness we are witnessing in India today.

In this part of our #LetsTalkPolicy series, we brought together an expert panel to deliberate on this topic. Dr. Eric Feigl-Ding (epidemiologist & health economist) and K Sujatha Rao (Former Union Secretary, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare) were joined by Nidhi Razdan, who moderated the panel.

‘Let’s Talk Policy’ is a panel discussion series initiated by Kautilya School of Public Policy, that brings forth a select group of panellists, sharing differing views on key issues of national and global relevance, and building the dialogue into a conversation for the student community.

The series aims to unravel major themes around democracy, politics, and human rights, and explore the challenges and rewards of implementing practices. We aim to create a cohesive platform and call on thematic experts to foster a healthy dialogue around the most-pressing issues.

About the panellists

Nidhi Razdan

Visiting Faculty, Kautilya
Fmr. Exec. Editor NDTV


Nidhi Razdan (Moderator) is an
award-winning journalist, author and
the former Executive Editor of…

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Dr. Eric Feigl-Ding

& Health Economist



Dr. Eric Feigl-Ding is an
epidemiologist and health
economist who is currently …

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K Sujatha Rao

Fmr. Union Secy.,
Health & Family Welfare


K Sujatha Rao is an exemplary leader
in public health, and has served the
Indian government in several ….

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  • Young Indians, passionate about bringing about positive change and building India
  • Those aspiring to build a career in public life, public policy and administration, social sector, media, journalism and communications, politics, and other related fields
  • Academicians, researchers and journalists working in or following the fields mentioned above
  • Those watching the global Covid-19 situation closely – and are keen to hear from experts with on-ground experience at the highest level

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