2020 Fulbright Lecture explores universities' role in a post-COVID world

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    This year's Fulbright Lecture took place online, due to the pandemic.

Panellists from the universities of Oxford, Edinburgh, California, and King's College London were delighted to be part of the 2020 Fulbright Lecture, which⁠—for the first time⁠—took place entirely online. 

The discussion focused on how coronavirus is affecting people around the world and the role universities can play in shaping our societies after the pandemic.

The event included:

  • Mukul Devichand, Executive Editor, BBC; Fulbright alumnus
  • Janet Napolitano, President, University of California
  • Ed Byrne, President and Principal, King’s College London
  • Peter Mathieson, Principal and Vice Chancellor, University of Edinburgh
  • Irene Tracey, Warden, Merton College, Oxford.

Missed the livestream? You can watch the full lecture on the US-UK Fulbright Commission's YouTube channel.

These distinguished annual lectures commemorate former United States Senator J. William Fulbright, alumnus of Pembroke College, Oxford and founder of one of the most prestigious international education awards programs in the world: the Fulbright Program. You can find out more about the Fulbright Lecture series on our events pages.