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Geopolitics, Leadership and the Global Response to COVID-19: A Conversation with Novartis CEO Vas Narasimhan

October 19, 2020 11:15 am - 12:30 pm

Join us for a Brzezinski Current Issues Seminar featuring Novartis CEO Vas Narasimhan in conversation with Professor Jeremy Shiffman and Assistant Scientist Yusra Shawar, with opening and closing remarks by Professor Cinnamon Dornsife.  Discussion topics will include the global response to Covid-19, as well as insights on effective organizational leadership from Dr. Narasimhan


To recognize Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski’s legacy, Johns Hopkins SAIS and its Foreign Policy Institute have established the Zbigniew Brzezinski Initiative, a unique set of academic programs that builds on the school’s strengths as a leading center for training graduate students in international policy and relevant academic research. The Initiative comprises both immediate programming and longer-term plans, which together will equip a new generation of policy experts capable of the authoritative analysis, strategic vision, and active diplomacy that were hallmarks of Dr. Brzezinski’s role as a scholar, policy advisor, and statesman.  


The Dilemmas of New Global Disorder Series launches the Brzezinski Current Issues Seminar. One of the most enduring legacies of Dr. Brzezinski’s tenure was his highly regarded and intellectually challenging current issues seminars. He chaired these trenchant discussions, or more often, incisive debates, on issues of critical importance to American foreign policy. Johns Hopkins SAIS is pleased to bring a virtual version of Dr. Brzezinski’s seminars to fruition, with the October seminar featuring renowned Novartis CEO Vas Narasimhan and Professor Jeremy Shiffman.


Please note that this event will be held under Chatham House Rule, not recorded, and closed to the media.

Location: Online SAIS Event