Undercurrents: Preparing for Pandemics, and Gandhi's Chatham House Speech

This episode explores how states prepare for pandemics like COVID-19, and looks back to the visit of Mahatma Gandhi to Chatham House in 1931.

Audio Published 30 April 2020 Updated 19 July 2023 43 minute listen

This week, Agnes speaks to Patricia Lewis about how states can learn the lessons from our coronavirus response and better prepare for future pandemics. Then, Ben speaks to Gitika Bhardwaj to find out about a speech given at Chatham House in 1931 by Mahatma Gandhi as part of his campaign for Indian independence. 

Read Gitika Bhardwaj’s article in The World Today:

Gandhi Shares His Vision for India

Read Mahatma Gandhi’s speech in International Affairs:

The Future of India

Chatham House Centenary 2020 Stamp






Chatham House Centenary:
Throughout our centenary year in 2020, Chatham House marks a century of influence, independent analysis and trusted dialogue with a number of exciting initiatives. Throughout the year, we explore key political moments from the institute’s history and reflect on how Chatham House and other think-tanks should approach the future.