COVID-19 has transformed the lives of people everywhere — how they live, travel, work and socially interact.
On Tuesday, September 15, four highly accomplished scientists will initiate a conversation on how COVID-19 could and will transform science and security, and its ethical, legal and social implications for our future. A combination of talks and discussion, this unclassified webinar, “COVID-19: Harnessing a Transformational Pandemic,” is co-hosted by Los Alamos National Laboratory; the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine; and Texas A&M University.
This event is open to anyone.
To participate, please register by 5 p.m. September 14 (Eastern Standard Time) at COVID-19 Webinar Register.This is the first webinar in the Harnessing Transformational Technologies series. For questions regarding this webinar or registration, please email Adrianna Abreu at
The webinar begins at 1 p.m. and ends at 4 p.m. (ET) September 15. Los Alamos Director Thom Mason and Judge David Tatel of the National Academy of Sciences Committee on Science,Technology & Law (NAS-CSTL) will give introductions. The sessions are scheduled in this order:
•What Happens When a Virus Jumps Species: David Baltimore, California Institute of Technology
•COVID-19: Its Mutations and Vaccine: Bette Korber, Los Alamos National Laboratory
•Discussion: Moderated by Mike Imperiale, University of Michigan

•Lessons from COVID-19: Bio Preparedness and Security for the Next Inevitable Outbreak: Tom Inglesby, Johns Hopkins
•Post-Pandemic Bioethics: Alta Charo, University of Wisconsin
•Discussion: Moderated by Anne-Marie Mazza, NAS-CSTL