The Day After

A new beginning

Sunday | March 13th 2022

The Day After

The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic turned the world upside-down and everyone got involved in this huge avalanche of changes which will, with no doubt, be regarded by History as a turning point for Mankind. For the past two years, fear, distance, and uncertainty were words filled with great emotion and most of what was taken for granted was, suddenly, called into question.
The module The Day After will create a discussion space enlightening about what’s going to change in the post-pandemic era and everything we have learned from this historic time, something that will certainly help us create a new version of normal.

Sarah-Jayne Blakemore, PhD

Professor of Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Cambridge

Leader of the Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Group

Fellowship of the British Academy

Fellowship of the Royal Society of Biology

Sarah-Jayne Blakemore, PhD, is a neuroscientist and Professor of Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology, the British Academy and the Association of Psychological Science. She is the leader of the Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Group, a research group whose focus is the development of social cognition and decision-making in the human adolescent brain. Prof. Sarah-Jayne Blakemore is Chair of the Royal Society of Biology Education and Science Policy Committee and editor at Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and on the advisory board of the Lancet Child & Adolescent Health. She has won multiple awards for her research and books, including the British Psychological Society Doctoral Award 2001, the Swedish Neuropsychology Society Award 2011, the Royal Society Rosalind Franklin Award 2013, the Royal Society Prize for Science Books 2018 and the International Union of Psychological Science Quadrennial Major Advancement in Psychological Science Prize 2020.

The Blakemore Lab
Ben Ramalingam

Ben Ramalingam, BSc

British author and senior research associate at the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) Politics and Governance programme

Lead consultant to the OECD Development Assistance Committee on innovation investments for development and humanitarian issues

Ramalingam has advised the Red Cross, the United Nations and several NGOs. He led a research group at the Institute of Development Studies, which focused on economy, inequality, activism, human rights, health systems and sustainability. He is the author of the 2013 book Aid on the Edge of Chaos, which was endorsed by four Nobel laureates. In 2020, he was appointed Humanitarian Change Maker of the Decade, for being one of the ten people globally who had done most to improve international crisis responses in the previous decade. Currently, he is leading the set up of the UK Humanitarian Innovation Hub and working on a number of projects relating to COVID-19, innovation and adaptive management.