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.
- Edeltraud Hanappi-Egger, Rector, WU – Vienna Univeristy of Business and Economics
- Jean-Francois Manzonin, President, IMD
- Venetta Andonova, Dean, Universidad de Los Andes
- Luiz Brito, Dean, FGV EAESP
- Bing Xiang, Dean, CKGSB
- Enase Okonedo, Dean, Lagos Business School
- Franz Haukanp, Dean, IESE
- 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
Saïd 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.
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. This interview was conducted 9 weeks after COVID-19 was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization. This is an edited transcript of their exchange.