csr covid-19 events
Columbia's sudden transition to virtual schooling prompted CSR to think creatively about how we could continue to explore the intersections of science and post-pandemic society. The result was a 3-part event series centered around COVID-19, covering topics ranging from public health in prisons to herd mentality and panic buying. Video footage of each event and written summaries that cover their main points are featured below.
As the coronavirus crisis progresses, jails have become new hotspots for the spread of the disease. Prisons and jails like Rikers Island in New York have become "public health disasters," and the situation is rapidly worsening among one of the nation's most vulnerable populations. To learn more about how this public health emergency is affecting the incarceration system and what lies ahead for America’s prisons and jails amid this pandemic, CSR hosted this discussion with Dr. Bob Fullilove of Columbia University and Dr. Marc Stern of the University of Washington.
Event Moderated By: Hannah Lin (CC '23)
Student Organizers: Arooba Ahmed (CC '23), Arushi Sahai (CC '23), Hannah Lin (CC '23)
The spread of the coronavirus has been accompanied by a wave of false information and misconceptions. In order to address these falsities, an active conversation about how coronavirus misinformation has affected global response towards COVID-19 is necessary. Join us for a discussion with public health leaders Dr. Gao of the Chinese CDC, and Dr. Fullilove & Dr. Racaniello of Columbia University in debunking misconceptions of COVID-19 in public health.
Event Moderated By: Kat Wu (CC'23)
Student Organizers: Boyuan Chen (SEAS'23), John Nguyen (CC'23), Nick Vaughan (CC'22), Kat Wu (CC'23)
COVID-19 has thrown our consumer society into disarray. But how did things get so out of hand, so fast? And more importantly, how can we curb the aggressive consumer tendencies that have arisen from the mass waves of fear and panic? In this capstone event, we will speak with Dr. Pocheptsova (Associate Prof. of Marketing @UArizona) and Dr. Barraza (Prof. of Consumer Psychology @USC) to discuss herd mentality and consumer psychology in the current climate. We'll explore the dangers surrounding herd mentality and group consumer patterns, as well as practical solutions to alleviate social anxiety and focus on a more altruistic road to recovery.
Event Moderated By: Jason Wang (CC'22)
Student Organizers: Jacqueline Erler (CC '22), Adriana Kulusic-Ho (BC '22), Alana Palomino (BC '22)