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Gerd Leonhard is a German futurist, speaker, and author who specializes in the debate between humanity and technology. He currently lives in Zurich, Switzerland. Born in Bonn, Germany, Leonard studied theology at the University of Bonn before moving to the United States in 1982 where he studied at Berklee College of Music and later established a ca

Sessions

29/03/2022
11.20 - 11.40
DEWA Hall
The world’s most prevalent pandemic occurred three months into the 2020s; there is no denying that this decade, for the better or worse, is changing the course of history. It is a critical period for the global health system; climate mitigation and adaptation; technological innovation; and scientific exploration. Major breakthroughs are anticipated this decade, and their impact on humanity will be decided by whether governments have acted on lessons from the Covid-19 pandemic and if they will be prepared to seize opportunities. In this session, Gerd Leonhard outlines key developments occurring in the 2020s that will shape the 21st century.