SwitchPoint Covid-19: Back to the Future

Friday, April 23, 2021

10am - 12:30pm EST. COVID-19 has changed our perspectives. What we thought we knew about pandemics, vaccines, economics, equity, affordable design, and global disaster preparedness has been turned upside-down—a chilling illustration of the phrase “hindsight is 2020.” 

So we’ve asked experts from around the world to look back at their own words and warnings from their past SwitchPoint talks. We’ll hear from the research science magician who felt like he’d lost his magic until he started working on the vaccine. From a screen-printing biology professor and the Tokyo-based artist with perhaps the most challenging name in an era of social distancing (TOUCHY!). And from renowned global health leaders, government officials, engineers, economists, fashion designers, and more. 

Find out how these creative minds have coped with one of the greatest challenges of our time, and what they now see ahead for all of us on the horizon.


Jill Andrews

Jill Andrews Gowns

Sulzhan Bali

World Bank

Michael Casey


The Collection

Music Group

Polly Dunford

IntraHealth International

Pierce Freelon

Musician, producer, & professor

Bob Goldstein

UNC Chapel Hill

Dai Hozumi


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