COVID-19: An Update from India
Please join us on Wednesday, June 16 at 9:00am PDT / 9:30pm India for a conversation on the coronavirus crisis in India hosted by the Stanford King Center on Global Development.
Ramanan Laxminarayan, founder and director of the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy (CDDEP), is currently in Delhi working on COVID relief. He is the founder of an initiative called OxygenForIndia. His remarks will be followed by a Q&A moderated by Arvind Krishnamurthy, John S. Osterweis Professor of Finance at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and a King Center Faculty Affiliate.
About the Speaker:
Ramanan Laxminarayan is founder and director of the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy (CDDEP) in Washington, DC and New Delhi and the center’s OxygenforIndia program. He is also a senior research scholar at Princeton University and an affiliate professor at the University of Washington.
Since 1995, Laxminarayan has worked to improve the understanding of antibiotic resistance as a problem of managing a shared global resource. His work encompasses extensive peer-reviewed research, public outreach, and direct engagement across Asia and Africa. Through his research, and public outreach (including a widely viewed TED talk) he has played a central role in bringing the issue of drug resistance to the attention of leaders and policymakers worldwide and to the United Nations General Assembly.
Laxminarayan served on President Obama’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology’s antimicrobial resistance working group and is a voting member of the U.S. Presidential Advisory Council on Combating Antimicrobial Resistance. He is series editor of the Disease Control Priorities for Developing Countries, 3rd edition. In 2019, he received the Birla Institute of Technology and Science’s Distinguished Alumnus Award.