How we answer the call to action

I’ve gradually wound down the many formal roles I’ve held over these past years. I’m left acutely aware of my relevance — and of any useful superpower.

We all have such a thing. Indeed, it’s how I frame many a career advice conversation: what’s the one marketable strength you could be called upon to deploy in a crisis?

Mine is to make sense of a challenging situation, then motivate people to do something about it.

In this current emergency, the University of Washington invited me to host its “Coexisting with Covid-19” series. I didn’t hesitate. It sharply aligned with my occupational value (and values).

It will require the best of all of us to overcome this pandemic. The quality of the content we produce should match this call to action. What began as a 5-part series has now been extended for another three episodes, thanks to the strength of our premiere, “COVID_19 and the Truth.”

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  • June 11 at 6:30 p.m.: COVID and Mental Health

June 18 at 6:30 p.m.: History of Global Pandemics

June 25 at 6:30 p.m.: COVID-19 Models & Predicting the Future