MSB has launched a series of initiatives to explore the implications of the covid-19 pandemic for the work to strengthen resilience and security.. On 19 May MSB convened an international roundtable with leading experts from several different countries for discussions about the lessons learned and experiences gained so far during the pandemic.
The roundtable was arranged in collaboration with the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), a British thinktank, and dealt with themes such as democratic principles, trust and values, communication with citizens during emergencies, increased digitalisation, global supply chains, and international cooperation. A report of the roundtable has now been released.
RUSI has also interviewed two of the speakers at the discussions: Michael Chertoff, Co-founder and Executive Chairman, Chertoff Group, and former Secretary of the US Department of Homeland Security, and Dr Kevin Casas-Zamora, Secretary-General of International IDEA.
–I am very pleased with the results we have achieved thus far in this process of analysis. I feel it is incredibly important that we look already at this point to the long term consequences of the emergency we are in the midst of. This type of discussions with international partners and colleagues provide valuable perspectives to support our continued work both nationally and internationally. I am grateful for the close and rewarding collaboration we have had with RUSI, says Dan Eliasson, MSB:s Director General.