Living with the pandemic

The spread of COVID-19 is one the biggest challenges the global community has faced, and our research teams have a key role to play in the fight against it, to reflect on its impact on all aspects of our lives and to learn lessons from it and from past pandemics.

Living with the Pandemic: A new academic panel discussion series

The Institute for Global Innovation (IGI), would be delighted if colleagues and friends were able to join us for the third in a series of events ‘Living with the Pandemic’ where we will bring together panels of our experts who will give a short talk on their research and perspectives on different aspects of living with the pandemic, followed by a chance to ask the panel questions.

Black Lives Matter

Thursday 16 July 12:00-13:30 BST

Panel convened by Professor Hisham Mehanna:
Dr Neeraj Bhala - Sharpening the global focus on ethnicity and race in the time of COVID-19
Dr Pat Noxolo - Black education matters? Structures of racialised inequality in UK higher education
Dr Christian Darko - Do all Black Lives Matter? Reflecting on inequalities in the Global South
Ms Selina Stone - Justice as Means and Ends: Decolonising Strategies for Social Change and the Vision for the Future

If you would like to join our webinar via Zoom, please register. The event will also be running live on the University of Birmingham’s Facebook page.

If you have any questions about this, future events or the work of The Institute for Global Innovation, please contact Sue Gilligan (

Dates and times for future events will be announced shortly with topics including:

  • Commuting and COVID-19 pandemic
  • The politics and economics of the COVID-19 pandemic
  • The past and the future of pandemics
  • Societal effects of the COVID-19 pandemic