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Johns Hopkins SAIS to host “T-20: COVID-19, East Asia, and the Global Response” virtual summit on November 11


Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) will host “T-20: COVID-19, East Asia, and the Global Response,” a virtual summit on Wednesday, November 11. The event will focus on lessons the international community can learn from East Asia’s approach to the pandemic. The event is hosted by the school’s Edwin O. Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies. 
The half-day summit will examine East Asia’s efforts to contain the coronavirus, and then re-open their economies and societies. Participants will discuss several of angles of the region’s coronavirus response ranging from medical supply side policies to its potential role in combating the virus globally.
Speakers will include: 
Welcome Remarks and Building Resilient Health Systems and Supply Chains
Kent E. Calder
Director of the Edwin O. Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies, Johns Hopkins SAIS
Former Special Advisor to three U.S. Ambassadors to Japan
Keynote Address
Alan Donnelly
Chair and Convenor G-20 Health and Development Partnership
Environmental and Food System Resilience
Cinnamon Dornsife
Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy Institute at Johns Hopkins SAIS
Former U.S. Ambassador to the Asian Development Bank
Jessica Fanzo
Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Global Food Policy and Ethics, Johns Hopkins SAIS
East Asia and the Post-COVID World
David B. Shear
Former U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam
Adjunct Lecturer, Johns Hopkins SAIS
Closing Remarks
Fahad Alturki
Vice President of Research, King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center
Agenda (additional details: here)
8:00 a.m.
Welcome Remarks 
8:15 a.m.
Keynote Address 
8:30 a.m.
Panel I-Building Resilient Health Systems and Supply Chains 
9:20 a.m.
Panel II-Environmental and Food System Resilience
10:15 a.m.
Panel III-East Asia and the Post-COVID World
10:50 a.m.
Closing Remarks

Time and Date

8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. EST
Wednesday, November 11, 2020


This summit is open to the public and media, with registration.

Media Contacts

Miji Bell
Director of Communications and Media Relations
Johns Hopkins SAIS
+1 (202) 587-3205
Jason Lucas 
Communications Manager
Johns Hopkins SAIS
+1 (202) 663-5620

Edwin O. Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies 

The Edwin O. Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies was established at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in 1984 with the explicit support of the Reischauer family. Its mission is to support research on trans-Pacific and inter-Asian relations while promoting mutual understanding between Northeast Asia, particularly Japan, and the United States.

Johns Hopkins SAIS

A division of Johns Hopkins University, the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) is a global institution that offers students an international perspective on today's critical issues. For more than 75 years, Johns Hopkins SAIS has produced great leaders, thinkers, and practitioners of international relations. Public leaders and private sector executives alike seek the counsel of the faculty, whose ideas and research inform and shape policy. Johns Hopkins SAIS offers a global perspective across three campus locations: Bologna, Italy; Nanjing, China; and Washington, D.C. The school's interdisciplinary curriculum is strongly rooted in the study of international economics, international relations, and regional studies, preparing students to address multifaceted challenges in the world today. 
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Tuesday, November 10, 2020