This event is organised by the Sweden Alumni Network Brazil and the United Russian Swedish Association for Alumni and is open to all Sweden alumni. 

Sweden Alumni Network Brazil and United Russian Swedish Association for Alumni are very happy to invite alumni from both countries to participate in this joint event that aims to provide attendees with an opportunity to reflect on different aspects related to the Covid-19 situation.

The event is composed of three main talks, each them more focused on one of the countries involved in the event (Sweden, Brazil and Russia), as well as three short panorama sessions, in which we will be provided with some information on the coronavirus situation in each of these countries.

BRT and MSK time zones
10:00 / 16:00 – Opening
10:10 / 16:10 – Panorama 1: Summary of the Covid situation in Sweden: numbers and perspective (Monika Wirkkala)
10.15 / 16:15 – Talk 1: The Swedish way – thoughts from a country fighting Covid-19 with a strategy not involving a lockdown (Michaela Malmros)
10:35 / 16:35 – Q&A
10:55 / 16:55 – Panorama 2: Summary of the Covid situation in Brazil: numbers and perspective (Giovana de Castro)
11:00 / 17:00 – Talk 2: Civil society leadership in an initiative to support a vulnerable community during the coronavirus period in Brazil (Lívia Vinhas)
11:20 / 17:20 – Q&A
11:40 / 17:40 – Panorama 3: Summary of the Covid situation in Russia: numbers and perspective (Svetlana Selezneva)
11:45 / 17:45 – Talk 3: Swedish values in developing countries after Covid-19: what and how to adopt best practices, if any (Maxim Dybok)
12:05 / 18:05 – Q&A
12:25 / 18:25 – Closing

Date: 4 July
Time in Brazil: 10am
Time in Russia: 4pm
Venue: Zoom
Contact: Aline Feistler and Maxim Dybok
Registration: Register here

Speaker bios:
Monika Wirkalla is Head of the Talent Attraction Unit at the Swedish Institute (SI) and has been working for the organization for over 20 years.

Michaela Malmros is a junior doctor trained at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden. She has also studied political science and migration. Her field of interest is human rights in health.

Giovana de Castro is a Family Physician by Santa Casa de São Paulo (Brazil) and has studied Global Health at Karolinska Institutet. She is fascinated by how cultural aspects influence a population’s approach to health.

Lívia Vinhas is a Pedagogue graduated from Unicamp (Brazil) and a specialist in learning disabilities. She works as an Early Childhood Educator and Elementary School Teacher and has over 10 years of experience in bilingual and international schools.

Svetlana Selezneva is the Chief Operating Officer at GlobalMedicalGroup, a Russian private medical holding, and has work experience in private medical management since 2000. She holds an Executive MBA from Stockholm School of Economics, as well as a MSc in Finance.

Maxim Dybok has been working on engineering and managerial positions since 1998. He holds an Executive MBA from Stockholm School of Economics, as well as a MSc and a PhD in Engineering. He is the current Head of the United Russian Swedish Association for Alumni (URSA).