The World After Covid-19

While we struggle to control the spread of COVID-19 and to save lives today, thoughts are also turning to what the world will look like once COVID-19 no longer presents a crisis. While much uncertainty remains about the duration of the current crisis, there is a growing consensus that COVID-19 will have a lasting impact on the world. In more ways than one, our behaviors have probably been changed forever. It is likely that governments, businesses and society will witness significant changes in the coming months and years.

At GBSN, we are keen to explore the contours of the world after COVID-19, the world that is emerging as a result of the extraordinary times we are experiencing today. To do so, we are reaching out to our community to better understand the many ways in which the world after COVID-19 will be different for our key stakeholders including governments, businesses, universities and students. We are seeking perspectives to the question of whether 2020 represents a global turning point.

Upcoming Interviews

  • Veneta Andonova, Dean, Universidad de Los Andes
  • Edeltraud Hanappi-Egger,  Rector, WU – Vienna Univeristy of Business and Economics
  • Luiz Brito, Dean, FGV EAESP
  • Bing Xiang, Dean,  CKGSB
  • Erika James, Dean,  Emory University Goizueta Business School
  • Sharon Hodgson, Dean at Ivey
  • Francois Ortalo-Magne, Dean at London Business School
  • Steve Harvey, Dean, American University in Beirut
  • Lin Zhou, Dean, Chinese University of Hong Kong

Interview Previews

Peter Tufano
SaĂŻd Business School
University of Oxford

In a conversation with Dr. Peter Tufano, we discuss how lessons from World War II can aid governments, businesses, education to win the war against COVID-19 and win the peace in the post-COVID world.

Sangeet Chowfla
President & CEO
Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC)

Sangeet Chowfla is the President & CEO of the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC). In conversation with Soumitra Dutta and Dan LeClair of GBSN, he discusses the importance of connectedness and trust, as well as the changing value equation in higher education.

Jean-François Manzoni
International Institute for Management Development (IMD)

Jean-François Manzoni is the President of IMD, where he also serves as the Nestlé Professor. In conversation with Soumitra Dutta and Dan LeClair of GBSN, he discusses trust in governments, innovation in executive education, and leading in a crisis.

Enase Okonedo 
Lagos Business School (LBS), Nigeria

Dr. Enase Okonedo is the Dean of Lagos Business School (LBS), Nigeria. In conversation with Soumitra Dutta and Dan LeClair of GBSN, Enase Okonedo discusses the changing equation of businesses and governments with respect to society across the globe, and particularly in Africa. 

Franz Heukamp
IESE Business School, Spain

Franz Heukamp is Dean of IESE Business School at the University of Navarra. In conversation with Soumitra Dutta and Dan LeClair of GBSN, he discusses important global trends that the pandemic is accelerating, as well as the increased responsibility of business and business institutions to society.

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