Director's Briefing: Decision-Making at a Time of Global Uncertainty

Why does planning for future contingencies cause so much difficulty for decision-makers? 

Partner and major corporate event Invitation only
10 November 2020 — 1:30PM TO 2:30PM

The speed at which the coronavirus pandemic has crippled societies and economies has sent shockwaves around the world. Governments have struggled to cope with, and contain, not only the public health crisis, but the ensuing unprecedented economic downturn. Furthermore, in an already volatile political environment globally, a spotlight has been shone on robust governance structures and highlighted crucial areas in need of improvement and innovation.

As economies and societies continue an uncertain recovery from the ongoing pandemic, Mark Sedwill offers his thoughts on decision-making at a time of global uncertainty and building resilience for future crises. Why did this pandemic take governments worldwide by such surprise when threats such as this are exercised and prepared for? Why does planning for future contingencies cause so much difficulty for those charged with making decisions? Are there examples of an effective response to the crisis and what can we learn from these examples? And how can governments build more resilience into both public health and economic systems?

This event is only open to Chatham House Partners and Major Corporate Members as well as selected giving circles of Chatham House. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Linda Bedford at [email protected].