Date: Mar 25, 2021Time: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Dealing with Covid and Future Pandemics – Insights from Dr. Harvey Fineberg, Former Dean of the Harvard Chan School of Public Health (virtual)

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The raw statistics are as staggering as they are devastating–more than 500,000 deaths in the United States and a hit to the economy in the trillions of dollars, combined with a significant toll on mental health and education. However, the vaccine rollout is proceeding, and there is reason to hope some level of normalcy may be around the corner.

Dr. Harvey Fineberg is well-equipped to share his thoughts about how the nation and the world can cope with COVID and prepare for future pandemics. Fineberg along with Professor Richard Neustadt wrote a classic report on the failed swine flu immunization program of 1976.

With degrees from Harvard College, Harvard Medical School, Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (in government), Fineberg currently leads the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation in California. He also serves as chair of the National Academies standing committee on emerging infectious diseases and 21st century health threats. Fineberg will discuss what we did right and wrong about COVID, what we should be doing as the pandemic persists, what to expect in the months ahead, and how to better prepare for next time.

Join us to hear from the former Harvard Provost, Dean of the Harvard Chan School of Public Health, and President of the National Academy of Medicine.

Participants must register by March 24th to receive details on joining the discussion.

Please note that no refunds will be issued.



Harvey V. Fineberg, M.D., Ph.D.

President, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

Harvey V. Fineberg is president of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. He previously served as president of the U.S. Institute of Medicine (now National Academy of Medicine), as provost of Harvard University, and as dean of the Harvard Chan School of Public Health. Prior to joining a philanthropic foundation, he devoted most of his academic career to the fields of health policy and medical decision-making. His past research has focused on global health, assessment of medical technology, evaluation and use of vaccines, and dissemination of medical innovations.

Dr. Fineberg previously chaired the boards of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. He chairs the board of the Science Philanthropy Alliance, is a member of the China Medical Board, and served on the boards of the Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation and the Association FXB (USA). He helped found and served as president of the Society for Medical Decision Making. Dr. Fineberg serves on the editorial board of the New England Journal of Medicine and in a number of advisory capacities, including the foresight committee of the Veolia Environment Institute and scientific advisory board of the Singapore National Research Foundation. He chairs the advisory board of the Peterson Center on Healthcare, co-chairs the inaugural international advisory board of Tsinghua University Vanke School of Public Health, and chairs the U.S. National Academies standing committee on emerging infectious diseases and 21st century health threats.

Dr. Fineberg is co-author of the books Clinical Decision Analysis, Innovators in Physician Education, and The Epidemic That Never Was, an analysis of the controversial U.S. immunization program against swine flu in 1976. He has co-edited books on such diverse topics as AIDS prevention, vaccine safety, understanding risk in society, and global health and has authored numerous articles published in professional journals. Dr. Fineberg is the recipient of several honorary degrees, the Frank A. Calderone Prize in Public Health, the Henry G. Friesen International Prize in Health Research, and the Harvard Medal, awarded by the alumni association of the university from which he earned his bachelor’s and doctoral degrees.


Mitchell Dong (AB ’75, OPM ‘97)

Mitchell Dong runs his family’s investment office and is a hedge fund manager. He has managed hedge funds which use quantitative methods to trade uranium, electric power, gold and mutual funds. Currently he runs a cryptocurrency trading fund which does arbitrage and trend following. In the past, Mitchell was a developer of solar, hydroelectric and cogeneration power plants. Mitchell is a graduate of Harvard College majoring in economics and the OPM program at Harvard Business School. Mitchell’s family philanthropy supports the Harvard Chan School of Public Health.

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Date: Mar 25, 2021Time: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM


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Mitchell Dong (AB '75, OPM '97)

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