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Highlights from our live discussion on post-pandemic health security

Here are a few highlights from our June 8 live event, "Beyond the Pandemic: A Radical New Approach to Health Security," hosted by GZERO Media in partnership with Flagship Pioneering. Watch more at http://www.gzeromedia.com/healthsecurity.

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis (above) has criticized the European Union over its sluggish vaccine rollout. But overall he supports the EU's decision to purchase the jabs collectively and distribute proportionally because it demonstrated the same European solidarity that delivered the bloc's COVID economic relief package. "I don't want to be competing with Germany, France, or Italy" in a race to buy vaccines, Mitsotakis said during a livestream discussion about post-pandemic health security hosted by GZERO Media in partnership with Flagship Pioneering.

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Let's learn from COVID to prevent the next pandemic

Days before G7 leaders meet in the UK to talk about how to "build back better" after the pandemic, experts are warning them that they should not lose sight of the opportunity to learn from the experience of COVID to be more prepared when the next public crisis hits. Below are a few insights from a livestream discussion between political leaders, policy makers, health experts and scientists, entitled Beyond the Pandemic: A Radical New Approach to Health Security, hosted by GZERO Media in partnership with Flagship Pioneering.

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Watch our live event: global health beyond the pandemic

Could the biggest health crisis of our lifetimes actually lead to a healthier world? Watch the second part of our live event series about what public health will look like after the COVID-19 pandemic, presented in partnership with Flagship Pioneering, the bio-platform company that founded Moderna and dozens of other life sciences firms.

Days before world leaders G7 meeting, we will bring political leaders and policy makers together with health experts and scientists to discuss lessons learned from and the latest innovations to preempt both COVID-19 variants and future infectious disease pandemics.

Attendance is free and open to the public. Please register to attend.

The virtual event will be hosted by Noubar Afeyan, founder & CEO of Flagship Pioneering, and Ian Bremmer, president and founder of Eurasia Group and GZERO Media.

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PM Mitsotakis: Greece’s pandemic response improved its “brand” in the EU

Long derided as the European Union's "problem child" Greece has shown itself to be a model for pandemic response and economic recovery within theEuropean bloc. And as the EU enacts a massive economic bailout plan, one that Greek Prime Minister Mitsotakis likens to the "Marshall plan" of the post WWII era, the leader of this Southern European nation thinks the future looks bright.

Watch the GZERO World episode: Greece's unlikely COVID success story: Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis

Greece-Turkey Tensions Goes Back (Way Back)

To understand the latest escalation of tensions between Greece and Turkey, you have to go back in history. Way, way back. Ian Bremmer turns back the clock and then explains how things got so heated this summer that a military conflict almost broke out. A crisis was averted for now, but who knows what the next few months will bring?

Watch the GZERO World episode: Greece's unlikely COVID success story: Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis

Greece's PM answers: Are refugees becoming geopolitical pawns between Greece and Turkey?

"Our number one priority is to protect human life at sea, but we also have responsibility of protecting our borders," Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis told Ian Bremmer when asked about the growing refugee crisis in his country. In an interview for GZERO World, Bremmer pressed the Prime Minister on if he's forced helpless refugees in the region play a role in a geopolitical tiff between Greece and Turkey.

Is Greece taking sides in the escalating conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan?

As war breaks out between Armenia and Azerbaijan over a contested region in the Caucuses, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis tells Ian Bremmer that the Greeks have "fully aligned ourselves with calls for an immediate cease fire." But as the conflict heats up and global powers take sides, what will be the larger geopolitical implications?

Watch the GZERO World episode: Greece's unlikely COVID success story: Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis

Extended conversation with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis

When the coronavirus came to Greece in March, the country was only beginning to emerge from a decades-long financial crisis that had brought it to its knees. Citizens feared the worst, but instead the country responded swiftly and effectively, and cases have stayed down. In an extended GZERO World interview with Ian Bremmer, Greece's Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, talks about his country's pandemic response, its "improved brand" on the European stage, and recent tensions with neighboring Turkey.

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