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Upcoming events

    • 17 Jun 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Digital

    The Covid-19 pandemic has changed our life almost instantaneously. As a global threat to civilization, it has forced people to rethink the way we live, work, travel, etc. The good news is that we reacted on a global scale, with unprecedented speed. New vaccines were developed in record time and are now being distributed 24/7.

    But are we doing a good job? What are the challenges to produce vaccines for a world population that exceeds 7 billion? Can we administer them in time to save more deaths and prevent new waves and new variants from popping up? 

    This panel will debate the lessons learnt fromt the current pandemic and the challenges to tackle (and hopefully prevent) a next pandemic, not only through vaccine development and new therapeutics, but also so by organizing global production and logistics. And what are the geo-political challenges in this all? The panel will discuss these topics from both a European as well as a US point of view. 

    Registration: KU Leuven Connect.

    You will need to login or create a login if not done yet. We are merging into the KU Leuven main alumni platform this summer, consistent with other International Chapters as requested by our Alma Mater.



    Luc Debruyne
    Strategic Advisor to the CEO,
    Coalition to Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI)

    Board Member, VIB
    Director, Fund+

    Tomas Baert
    Head of Unit - Trade and Agriculture Section
    Delegation of the European Union to the United States

    Dr Nico Vandaele

    Professor, Faculty of Economics and Business
    Research Centre for Operations Management
    Access-To-Medicines Research Centre
    KU Leuven

      Jan Wauters - Moderator
    Science & Technology Counselor
    Flanders Investment & Trade France

Past events

03 Dec 2020 Trans-Atlantic cooperation: did we wake up in a different world?
08 Oct 2020 Ambassador's Lecture Series: Frans Baron van Daele
24 Sep 2020 Young Alumni Networking Event
14 Apr 2020 Cancelled due to Corona crisis: Networking with Academics for Technology [Leuven]
05 Mar 2020 KU Leuven Young Meet and Greet
01 Nov 2019 A Special Evening with Professors Paul Krugman & De Grauwe
23 Oct 2019 Breakfast with Geert Cauwenbergh, executive, investor and mentor
07 Jun 2019 Captain of Academia: Honorary Rector André Oosterlinck
12 Feb 2019 After Work Drink - Ghent and Leuven alumni - Washington DC
16 Nov 2018 Saving the World Trade Organization: How Realistic Are the EU’s Proposals?
25 Oct 2018 Have a drink with the Young Alumni travellers!
24 Sep 2018 After Hours Networking Drink
20 Sep 2018 Why war is coming
12 Jul 2018 Alumni Happy Hour - Summer 2018
11 Apr 2018 KUL Yuppie Happy Hour - NYC
28 Mar 2018 Workshop “Reality Check: Practice, Internships and Start-ups after an Architecture and Design Education”
09 Mar 2018 Truly International@KU Leuven: The Role of Alumni and Education Technology, with Rector Sels
21 Feb 2018 Horizon2020: find out more about Europe's R&D funding programs
07 Dec 2017 Reflection on Trans-Atlantic relations: current issues in trade, counter-terrorism & cybersecurity
17 Nov 2017 Meet Dr. Jan Wouters, Professor International Law
13 Nov 2017 Remembering World War 1 @ Columbia University
08 Nov 2017 Opening reception of the International KU Leuven Hub in New York
15 Oct 2017 Geert D'hollander - Carillon Recital
13 Sep 2017 MIT meets KU Leuven @ DC
14 Jun 2017 Charity Dinner -- the University of Leuven Library Project
07 Feb 2017 2017 New Year's Reception: A fireside chat with Alberto Vitale, Former CEO of Random House
14 Dec 2016 Flanders' New Year's Holiday Party
02 Nov 2016 DC event: Book presentation: "De race naar het Witte Huis" - alumnus Bart Deelen
20 Oct 2016 Boekvoorstelling: "De race naar het Witte Huis", door Bart Deelen
14 Sep 2016 Panel and Reception: Thomas More & Utopias of the Past, Present and Future
06 Apr 2016 Meet Leuven Management of Science, Engineering and Technology - Panel discussion
19 Jan 2016 2016 New Year Reception - Tri-State Area
23 Jun 2015 Analysis and Insights of the May 25, 2014 Elections in Flanders/Belgium
03 Mar 2015 The Trauma brought back home - A Historical perspective on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder from WWI to today
21 Jan 2015 Presentation on Andreas Vesalius
20 Jan 2015 2015 New Year Reception
14 May 2014 Bay Area Breakfast
24 Jan 2013 VIP meet and greet: Koen Debackere, Provost of the KU Leuven
25 Sep 2012 VIP meet and greet: Herman Van Rompuy, President of the EU
19 Mar 2012 Kick-off meeting of the US Chapter

Impressions of past events

Please visit our past events page.

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