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COVID-19 has caused upheaval and grief; it has also led us to a new appreciation of compassion, resilience and selflessness. It has laid bare social inequalities and caused us, as individuals and as societies, to think more deeply about interdependence and responsibility to the common good.

Amherst is convening a series of live-streamed conversations addressing different facets of the pandemic's impact. Esteemed alumni experts and friends of the College will share their insights and answer your questions concerning this cataclysmic event and its ramifications for our society and ourselves. I hope you will join us and add your voice to the conversation.

Oncologist and bioethicist Zeke Emanuel '79, senior fellow at the Center for American Progress and vice provost for global initiatives and chair of the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania, will join Amherst College President Biddy Martin.

Audience members may submit live questions for the Q&A portion of each conversation. Please use the button under each event to register for the event(s) of your choice. After registration, you will receive instructions for how to view the live stream of the event. Login is required.

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This series is sponsored by the President's Office and funded by the Croxton Lecture Fund.

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