LASER Talks at Stanford

LASER (Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous) is Leonardo/ISAST's international program of evening gatherings that brings artists and scientists together for informal presentations and conversations.

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CHAIRED BY: Piero Scaruffi

Life and Society in the Age of the Pandemic

October 15 @ 6pm (PST)
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Two experts will share insights on two social and ethical aspects of our life during the pandemic.
Piroska Kopar (Washington Univ) on "Ethics in the Time of Coronavirus"
Milana Trounce (Stanford) on "Pandemic Resilience"

Piroska Kopar conducted research at Harvard Medical School's Division of Medical Ethics, focused on developing ethics education for surgery residents, and later joined the faculty of Washington University in Saint Louis School of Medicine in 2018 as assistant professor in Trauma, Acute and Critical care surgery and was named director for the Center for Humanism and Ethics in Surgical Specialties (CHESS), where she is currently developing a Surgical Ethics Fellowship, the first of its kind. In June 2020 she coauthored the paper “Ethics in the Time of Coronavirus: Recommendations in the COVID-19 Pandemic”.

Milana Trounce (Stanford) completed her emergency medicine residency and fellowship in Disaster Medicine and Bioterrorism Response at Harvard Medical School. She worked with the Center for Integration of Medicine and Technology (CIMT), a consortium of Harvard teaching hospitals and MIT, where she led BioSecurity related projects in conjunction with the US State Department.  After Harvard she joined UCSF as an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and was Medical Director for Disaster Response. For the past 11 years, she has been at Stanford Medical School, where she is a Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine. She directs the BioSecurity program at Stanford, focused on protecting society from pandemics and other threats posed by infectious organisms. Over the past ten years she has established and directed a class on BioSecurity and Pandemic Resilience , which examines ways of building global societal resilience to pandemics.




LASER (Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous) Talks is Leonardo's international program of evening gatherings that bring artists and scientists together for informal presentations and conversations. LASER Talks were founded in 2008 by Bay Area LASER Chair Piero Scaruffi and are in over 30 cities around the world. To learn more about how our LASER Hosts and to visit a LASER near you please visit our website

The mission of the LASERs is to provide the general public with a snapshot of the cultural environment of a region and to foster interdisciplinary networking.

October 14th, 2020 7:00 PM through  8:00 PM
Stanford University
Online / Palo Alto, CA 94305-5101
United States