Global Compassion Initiative
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Our co-Director, Professor Liz Grant, co-hosted this event with the Edinburgh Futures Institute on Tuesday, 2 March 2021.

Experts from around the world shared their perspectives of the pandemic – exploring how to change and reshape public health systems to transform outcomes. Contributors included Dr Anthony Fauci, Dr Nanshan Zhong, Professor Sheila Tlou and Chelsea Clinton. We are using insights from this event to draft a 'Declaration of Principles'.

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How do we work together to create a healthier, more equitable and mutually supportive world?

We were delighted to join this event organised by colleagues at the University of Queensland on 2 March 2021. Our co-director, Professor Liz Grant, spoke on 'Global Compassion' alonside alongside Peter Singer AC and Paul Gilbert OBE – a cross-disciplinary, big-picture discussion exploring the role of compassion in the New Normal.

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A group of people at a Global Compassion Initiative event

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