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Roundtable Discussion of Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV): Public Health, Politics, and Historical Context of the Current Crisis

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Clark Hall, 700
Central Campus

Come learn about the coronavirus context from faculty experts across Cornell.

Or click this link to join by webinar.


  • Welcoming remarks by Ying Hua, Director, Cornell China Center
  • A campus to global perspective, Wendy Wolford, Vice Provost for International Affairs
  • Roundtable with Cornell experts, moderated by Allen Carlson, Director, China and Asia-Pacific Studies (CAPS)
  • Q&A


  • Gary Whittaker, Professor of Virology, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Veterinary Medicine; Section Chief - Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Director of Graduate Studies, Cornell Master of Public Health Program, a leading global expert on coronaviruses in different species
  • Derek Chang, Associate Professor of History, former Director of the Asian-American Studies Program, on the Asian-American historical experience
  • Nathaniel Hupert, MD, MPH, FACP, Weill Cornell Associate Professor of Healthcare Policy and Research and of Medicine, co-director of the Cornell Institute for Disease and Disaster Preparedness
  • Gen MeredithDrPHc, OTR, MPH, Associate Director, Cornell Master of Public Health Program; Lecturer, Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences, Veterinary Medicine, leader of large programs to build public health workforce capacity around the world, particularly for infectious disease surveillance and response
  • Jeremy Wallace, Associate Professor, Government on Chinese politics

Co-sponsored by the Brittany and Adam J. Levinson China and Asia-Pacific Studies (CAPS), the Cornell China Center, and the Migrations Global Grand Challenge Initiative.


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