Biases, Norms and Culture: A Framework for Understanding Our Responses to a Pandemic

4:30pm - 5:45pm

The COVID-19 pandemic has put all of us in uncharted territory. No nation is unaffected by the outbreak and there is no uniform formula tackling the crisis. We see varied approaches and responses from cities and individuals.  

Join us for the upcoming webinar, as part of the global webinars under the theme “Navigating a World of Disruption”,  in partnership with KTH Royal Institute of Technology to learn how people respond to the pandemic from different perspectives—social & cultural, public health, public transportation, urban planning & design. Through the academic exchanges, we wish to better understand how the new normal will be in the post-pandemic era.


Registration closes on June 23 at 12:00 HKT (GMT+8).


[LIVE] " Biases, Norms and Culture: A Framework for Understanding Our Responses to a Pandemic "


Date:   June 23, 2020 (Tuesday)

Time:  16:30 - 17:45 HKT (GMT+8)


Opening Remarks:



  • Prof. Donald LOW, Professor of Practice, Division of Public Policy; Director, Leadership and Public Policy Executive Education, HKUST
    “Behavioural Biases and Our Responses to Pandemics"

  • Prof. Erik JENELIUS, Associate Professor, Division of Transport Planning, KTH
    “Impact of COVID-19 on Public Transport Use in Stockholm”

  • Prof. Zhi NING, Associate Professor, Division of Environment & Sustainability, HKUST
    “Science of SARS-CoV-2 Transmission and Measures for Public Health Protection in the New Norms During Pandemic”

  • Prof. Ann LEGEBY, Professor, Department of Architecture, KTH
    “How the Corona Pandemic Changes Our Habits of How We Use the City and Public Space”



  • Prof. Kira MATUS, Associate Head and Associate Professor, Division of Public Policy; Associate Professor, Division of Environment and Sustainability; Associate Professor, Division of Social Science, HKUST


Jointly organized by:

  • The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

  • KTH Royal Institute of Technology

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