Hanover Inn: Lessons from the Covid War

Philip Zelikow and Kendall Hoyt will be in conversation for the launch of the Covid Crisis Group's report, Lessons from the Covid War. This program is sponsored by the Dickey Center.

This event will be held in the Hayward Room at the Hanover Inn and will be livestreamed. For more information, visit HERE.

Still North Books & Bar will be onsite selling books. A book signing will follow the main event.


May 9



About the Book

Lessons from the Covid War is plain-spoken and clear sighted. It cuts through the enormous jumble of information to make some sense of it all and answer: What just happened to us, and why? And crucially, how, next time, could we do better? Because there will be a next time. The Covid war showed Americans that their wondrous scientific knowledge had run far ahead of their organized ability to apply it in practice. Improvising to fight this war, many Americans displayed ingenuity and dedication. But they struggled with systems that made success difficult and failure easy. This book shows how Americans can come together, learn hard truths, build on what worked, and prepare for global emergencies to come.

About the Contributors

The Covid Crisis Group combines 34 deeply experienced practitioners and scholars who have worked on every aspect of the Covid war, in America and around the world. They have treated patients in emergency rooms, examined the virus on the lab bench, run public health systems and large agencies, studied infectious disease and epidemiology, developed products in industry, organized programs in nonprofits and government, and given voice to those who have suffered. 

About the Panelists

Philip Zelikow is the White Burkett Miller Professor of History at the University of Virginia, where he has also served as dean of the Graduate School and director of the Miller Center. His scholarly work has focused on critical episodes in American and world history. 

Kendall Hoyt  is the Faculty Director for the Dickey Global Health Initiative's Pandemic Security Project. Hoytt also serves as an Assistant Professor at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and a Senior Lecturer at the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College where she teaches courses on biosecurity, health systems, and technological innovation. 

Event date: 
Tuesday, May 9, 2023 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Event address: 
2 E Wheelock St
Hanover, NH 03755-2001
Lessons from the Covid War: An Investigative Report By Covid Crisis Group Cover Image
ISBN: 9781541703803
Availability: Available in 3-7 Days
Published: PublicAffairs - April 25th, 2023